wilwheaton:

Arguing that the U.S. food supply is 99 percent safe, House Republicans cut millions of dollars Thursday from the Food and Drug Administration’s budget, denying the agency money to implement landmark food safety laws approved by the last Congress.

Saying the cuts were needed to lower the national deficit, the House also reduced funding to the Agriculture Department’s food safety inspection service, which oversees meat, poultry and some egg products.

And lawmakers chopped $832 million from an emergency feeding program for poor mothers, infants and children. Hunger groups said that change would deny emergency nutrition to about 325,000 mothers and children.

But, you know, tax cuts for multi-millionaires are totally awesome.

Excuse my language, but what the fuck. This is ludicrous. 99% safe is not that great for a food supply that feeds over 300 million people.

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    Have I mentioned how infuriating I find the GOP lately?
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    Until I was 10 years old, I lived with my grandparents, along with 2 of my sisters. We survived on my grandfather’s...
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    In the Randian minds of the GOP, cutting funding for the poor will force them there lazy kids to stop playing their...
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    Please excuse me while I get the fuck out of this mess of a country asap
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    This is infuriating. The argument is that the U.S. food supply is 99% safe? Maybe that’s because of the regulations...
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    "food supply is 99 percent safe" "FOOD SUPPLY IS 99 PERCENT SAFE" Now wait a second; I bet you read that statement and...
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    hmm. =( time to build a chicken coop and cultivate the lands. …Step to, step t(w)o
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    THIS COUNTRY. WHY. WHY. WHY.
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    When are we going to take our country back from these evil motherfuckers???
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    GOD I hate these guys! I try not to hate anyone, but by God, I really think these assholes SUCK BIG TIME. Tax cuts for...
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    Excuse my language, but what the fuck. This is ludicrous. 99% safe is not that great for a food supply that feeds over...
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    That means 1% is not safe and 1% of a really lot of food is a lot of dangerous food, and the less inspections and threat...
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