February 3, 2011
Take comfort as you dig out. No need to worry, say GOP Senators. Climate change might be good--open up new shipping lanes, longer summer in the Midwest, snow-shoveling jobs open...
You must read Dave Zweifel's post this morning for his insights on the regressive thinking of Scott Walker-the-talker.
Did you see the TV spot opposed to food taxes? I was suspicious and went to Americans Against Food Taxes.com. Know who they lean on for support for the specious claim? Tom Coburn and loony-tune Chuck Grassley.
This is simply an industry-sponsored series of "warnings" without substance. Confusion might confuse the already confused into thinking that liberals want to tax food!
Time for Mubarak to leave. His troops are hurling tear gas cannisters stamped, get this, "Made in United States." Thanks a lot! Wonder what Palin and other experts are thinking.
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The food industry isn't concerned about nutrition or taxes on food. What concerns them most is finding ways to increase profits. There's no money in nutrition. There are plenty of profits in highly processed foods being sold for obscene profits. The solution is to encourage people to grow their own food or at least know/question its source, to know their farmer and to patronize corporate types less.
-Maria Caliente | Middleton | February 3, 2011
In regard to Climate Change. You still don't get it Ed! There is now an investment vehicle called a, get this, "Snow Derivative". Don't take my word for it, just Google it.
So, given that, is it just possible that the banksters and their political pals have no incentive to fix anything? Maybe they all stand to make a pants load on the climate chaos! Ever think of that one?
Anybody still think liberals are going to protest song us out of this stinking mess? Second amendment solutions are looking more and more plausible all the time.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | Happily No Longer From Walkerville, Wi | February 3, 2011
Speaking of food and jobs, the DOL recently announced the following.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination by the company. The settlement follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which found that the women were rejected for general laborer positions at the company's Green Bay plant in 2006 and 2007.
Two of Green Bay Dressed Beef's largest clients are the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense -- as one of the largest suppliers of beef products for the federal school lunch program and one of the leading providers of beef products to American military personnel worldwide.
-Richard Kanak | Cherry Valley, Illinois | February 3, 2011