Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Many Abdominal/Gastrointestinal Afflictions

One of the platforms of Republicanism, which has been ramped up under Trumpism, is deregulation, sold as the removal of 'burdensome' or 'job killing' regulations. The reality is that Joe and Jane Schmo don't benefit from such deregulatory actions as bringing asbestos back to American industry.

Another effect of deregulation is the surge in food recalls due to cyclospora, salmonella, and listeria contamination. There was a scurrilous item in the book Fire and Fury which suggested that Trump eats at McDonald's because he fears being poisoned- one would think that he'd be a little more picky about the conditions under which the food supply is processed.


Tom Shefchik said...

The right's love of corporations over people, and the 1% over the 99% is going to kill us all.

mcfrank said...

The contamination of our food should be a major scandal -- but it appears to be completely normalized. Oh well, I guess vegetables covered with sewerage is just to the price to pay for low prices .