Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Public Safety

Here is just a brief reminder why it is important to give extra room and slow down to provide  extra safety for emergency and police vehicles that are pulled over to the side of the road.  It is the law.


Vote NO on Issue 2.

Speaking of public safety, it looks like Republican candidate for President, Michele Bachmann, is against it.

A week after the Agriculture Department announced wider testing for potentially deadly E. coli in meat, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that regulations were overburdening food producers.....
.....The Agriculture Department said expanding testing of E. coli in meat from one strain to seven would hasten recalls of tainted products and help officials identify more foodborne illnesses. However, the meat industry opposed the move as too expensive without enough benefit. The USDA expects the additional testing to begin in March.

Bachmann's backing of the food industry view that regulations are a problem follows high-profile recalls of peanuts, eggs and other tainted food products. The most recent multistate alert focused on cantaloupes amid a listeria outbreak blamed for at least four deaths in New Mexico. Officials said this week that tainted cantaloupes had sickened at least 35 people in 10 states.....

Who needs regulations when you can get some E.coli, some arsenic, and other weird stuff in your food? Bachmann and the other anti-regulations Republicans just sound plain stupid.  Are they willing to gamble with tainted and unsafe food at their dinner tables?