Skip to comments.Budget cuts may shut down meatpackers -[via White House]
Posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:21 AM PST by Daffynition
On Friday, the White House warned that federal spending cuts could force the US meat industry to shut down for two weeks or longer.
Spending cuts set to take effect on March 1 may lead to the two week furlough of every US meat and poultry inspector. Without inspectors, the industry would be shut down.
Meatpackers and processors are not allowed to ship beef, pork, lamb and poultry without an Agricultural Department inspection seal.
They also warned that the cuts could lead to effects on everyday life, while meatpackers said it would likely devastate the industry.
The "fiscal cliff" has remained unresolved, and has been delayed until March 1. With both sides disagreeing on it, many wonder if they will be able to set their differences aside and come together on a plan.
If they're unable to come to an agreement, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will have to furlough its employees. This would lead to the meat industry losing close to $10 billion in production.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Nom Nom Nom! :)
what budget cuts? besides the military what has ever been cut?
Like anyone believes the bull-Obama coming from the White House crew of felon/cretin/tax dodgers.
Shove it, Obamaloon, quota boy, and general all around cretin.
Shove it up your own personal (very) smelly Obama.
Michelle will post vegie recipes so we can survive??
The LBGT lobby won’t stand for this!!..oh wait...
The BS these people come up with to scare the public is amazing! We don’t worry about this crap here in Western Arkansas. There is plenty of Venison, Bear, Wild Pig and road kill to go around and don’t need no damn high paid meat inspectors.
I would love to see Obozo do this. You don’t suppose all those liberal idiots may get miffed enough to complain about their leader, do you? Would the MSM even report it?
We have 50,000 white tail deer in the Southern half of Fairfax county, and 65,000 in the Northern half. We will survive.
Notice how the old media monopoly is quick to put this on the wire so it can reported in every outlet friendly to Odinga and his commie crowd. How bout we cut gun-toting security for his 3 *itches?
Does this mean the welfare bums won’t be able to buy prime rib on the taxpayers dime?
You know it! We have half a bear, venison, elk and salmon in the freezer. We’ll have an entire steer that we’re raising wrapped and in the freezer before fall.
I’m considering some meat chickens this upcoming spring; already have layers for fresh eggs. What I REALLY want is a small milk cow, but so far Mr. Wonderful is agin’ it. (I’ll keep working on him!)
Life. Is. Good. :)
See Post 15. And I love, love LOVE my vaccum sealer!
Communists always use food as a weapon.
Well now we know what the bullets are for.
I agree with GeronL.
The meat inspectors are not part of the military. How is the USDA getting cuts?
This is shameful. And why doesn't the media point out that Obama could eliminate the education and energy departments and no one would notice?
“I have half a bear I shot in my freezer.”
“How did you shoot half a bear?”
With apologies to George and Gracie.
Hey, I’ve been up all night, I’m lucky it’s all speeled right.
That was my thought, as well. The Marxists control the food supply.
About half of the automatic spending cuts are against civilian, non-military programs. There’s propaganda from all political sides on the issue, but nonpolitical, non-spending, non-global, truly private sector folks are laughing at it.
Yeah, yeah, we know. Government and its favored, government-linked business constituents will never cut spending on federal funding for local regulators, manhaters or weirdos. They’ll go on strike to allow their foreign communist conspirators to nuke us, starve us, etc.
They’ll spy on us, shoot us, read our minds, and so on. LOL! They tell us daily that it’s the end of the world. No economic activity means no revenues for them. They will be poor. The fascists/commies can kiss America’s feet after the bond market failures, repudiations, austerity measures, etc.
Real or not this time around; FDR did manage to almost destroy the meat industry during his reign of terror.
Socialists are all about completing unfinished business when it comes to their goals.
FUBO & FAD
We’ve already eaten half, Silly!
Instead of cutting back on administrative bloat and excess, the government idiots' first impulse is "let's cut recess"...
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