The Tea Party driven GOP is willing to make sacrifices in the ongoing budget duel showdown. In classic moves
they hope we forget such as demanding extended tax cuts for the rich, they now want to tighten the budget belt by reducing funding drastically slashing "unnecessary" programs.
They would like to eliminate that "wasteful spending", of monitoring corporate Greenhouse gasses, and, according to them we don't need no stinkin' Tsunami warning system. Others call this move reckless & dangerous.
Meat & Poultry inspections would get an 18% budget reduction.
In addition to targeting the USDA, the House GOP's bill also slashes $241 million from the food-safety budget of the Food and Drug Administration, which, among other things, could require the agency to furlough its 8,600 inspectors for an average of more than five weeks. The cuts could also gut the funding for the scientists responsible for examining contaminated products and determining how to detect tainted foods before they make people sick (or worse).
In the meantime, reports of tainted food haven't stopped making headlines. Last week, the Department of Agriculture recalled chicken and pork tainted with listeria—a month after recalling E. coli-carrying ground beef.
The GOP budget slayers slash funding in K-12 education, higher ed, public safety, & human services.
- Republicans are already pushing extreme measures like privatizing or making deep cuts in Social Security," he said. "At the same time that Republicans are threatening to undermine Social Security, they are defending $20 billion in government giveaways to oil companies that are raking in record profits, arguing that these handouts should be off the table when it comes to spending cuts.