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One Path To Spinach That Won’t Make You Sick Is To Support Regulation & Pay All Your Taxes

The ongoing spinach scare is yet another reason to support government regulation of food. It’s also another reason to support paying all your taxes so the government can afford to enforce the regulations. 

Outbreaks of E.coli tainted spinach and lettuce from California have happened time and time again. How many times will be enough? Does anyone really believe private industry will protect the food supply to the detriment of their profits? 

76 million Americans are said to get a food-borne illness each year. 5,000 people die from such illnesses. How many people need to get sick before we get the regulation and oversight we need?  Not surprisingly, many top regulatory positions in Washington are currently unfilled. Food safety is not a big priority under George Bush and the Republican Congress.    

Want safer food? Then demand that government take the needed steps to ensure safer food.

September 21, 2006 Posted by | Taxes---Yes! | Leave a comment

Many Liberals Enjoy Chicken Noodle Soup

I get an e-mail newsletter each week of the top 300 search engine terms. (The more explicit terms are weeded out.) Last week the term “chicken noodle soup” was ranked # 221. At first I thought this was people searching how to make chicken noodle soup.

With some research, I see the term is so big right now because of people looking for recipes, and also because chicken noodle soup is the name of a popular dance at the moment.

As for the soup— I enjoy it. I’m certain many other liberals and Democrats do as well. While I don’t know any chicken noodle soup recipes, I do have chicken noodle soup in my kitchen cabinet right now.   

We’ve got an election coming up in a few weeks. As it stands right now, plain-speaking, hardworking, chicken noodle soup eating Americans are taking it on the chin. Wages are stagnant. Health care for all is a pipe dream. A college education is becoming ever more difficult to afford. In Iraq, the President and his team are clearly not capable of running the war correctly. We’ve created a new haven for terrorists in Iraq while not doing enough to secure our ports and our own people at home. 

Liberals have been demonized in recent years. That is how politics goes. The truth is, however, that liberals eat chicken noodle soup just like everybody else. 

As for the Chicken Noodle Soup dance—I’m sorry but I don’t know much about that. What I am aware of is that no matter if you came here looking for soup or a dance, you should consider voting for Democratic candidates for Congress this November. It is time for change. Thank you.

September 21, 2006 Posted by | Good People, Politics | Leave a comment