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Thu May 12, 2022, 11:20 PM

Meat Packers Manufactured Pandemic Meat 'Crisis' To Stay Open

At least 269 workers died.



By Susie Madrak — May 12, 2022

The entire Trump administration was one giant experiment in allowing businesses to go unregulated and regulations to go unenforced, and we now know that's what happened with meat processing plants during the pandemic. Via the Washington Post:

The biggest players in the U.S. meat industry pressed “baseless” claims of beef and pork shortages early in the pandemic to persuade the Trump White House to keep processing plants running, disregarding the coronavirus risks that eventually killed at least 269 workers, according to a special House committee investigating the nation’s pandemic response.

In a report released Thursday, the committee alleges that Tyson Foods’s legal team prepared a draft with input from other companies that became the basis for an executive order to keep the plants open the Trump administration issued in April 2020, making it difficult for workers to stay home.

https://crooksandliars.com/2022/05/meat-packers-manufactured-pandemic-meat


Washington Post pay wall....


Guess who was in charge of USDA ......a guy by the name of Perdue it made me think of this article and this book

https://www.americanprogress.org/article/donald-trump-sonny-perdues-usda-made-covid-19-hunger-crisis-worse/

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/02/652563904/the-fifth-risk-paints-a-portrait-of-a-government-led-by-the-uninterested

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 11:51 PM

1. Doubt most people would have supported meat plant closures, even though

it might well have been right thing to do. Unfortunately, trump admin was not best to make that decision.

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Fri May 13, 2022, 12:08 AM

2. Wisconsin Supreme Court justice: Meatpackers aren't 'regular folks'

Wisconsin Supreme Court justice: Meatpackers aren't 'regular folks'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142489043

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:49 AM

3. tfg has endorsed Perdue over Kemp in the GA. primary for Gov.


Because Kemp apparently wouldn't back his attempt to steal the GA. Votes.


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