Trump Admin Failing To Test Safety Of Food And Drugs

July 6, 2019 posted by

Republicans hate the federal government. I know that's a pretty strong statement to
make, but if you look at every Republican campaign for the last 40 years, what have
they been campaigning on? We want to break up the government. We want small government. There's Grover Norquist famously said, we
want to have government so small we can drown it in a bathtub. And where does that tiny government start? How do they get to that point where they start
by cutting regulations and they tell us that we're going to cut regulations and it's going
to create jobs. It's going to free up capital for corporations. Everybody's going to be better off. We just have to get rid of these pesky regulations. And unfortunately too many people in this
country think that that's the case. But the reality is that cutting regulations
means cutting certain services. And right now those services happen to be
with the FDA inspecting both the food that we eat and the prescription drugs that we
take in enforcement letters, warning letters sent out by the FDA to either a food company
that's got a tainted product or you know, unclean practices or a drug company that's
not testing the drugs properly. Enforcement a warning letters have fallen
by 33% since Donald Trump took office in Obama's final year in office. They sent out 1,532 of these warning letters. And in Trump's first year they sent out 1033
a decline of 33% and in fact, in his second year it fell even further. One of the benefits I have had over the years
working for Mike Papantonio is getting to know about all of the dangerous drugs that
kill and cripple American consumers. Looking at the internal documents, helping
him with research on these issues and seeing the callousness that you see from these executives
towards humanity. They don't care. And if they can skirt the FDA rules, they're
damn sure going to do it. But that is why the FDA exists to enforce
it, to make sure that doesn't happen, to make sure that the next Vioxx isn't lurking out
there to kill people, but they're not doing it anymore. Just a few months ago, we had a huge stretch
of news of tainted food products out there with Listeria, Salmonella, E coli, people
getting so sick from these diseases that few of them actually died because the FDA isn't
doing its job. Now, to be fair, I mentioned, yes, it's fallen
under Donald Trump. It typically falls under Republicans, but
this is actually a trend that has been happening for a couple decades now and it's because
politicians both conservative, obviously, and even Democrats do fall into that trap
that says that people want fewer regulations. Well, I can tell you there's nobody in this
country, rich or poor alike that wants to eat food that they can't. 100% claim is safe. Nobody. If there's a chance, it may give you salmonella
because the FDA didn't do their job, they're probably going to pick something else. Right? Stop acting like we have to count out to these
people who say, oh no, we don't need regulations. Regulations save lives. Cutting regulations costs us lives, and it
doesn't even save corporations that much money, but these corporations are so damn greedy. They will do whatever it takes to save a few
pennies, even if it means poisoning a couple hundred or even a few thousand people with
their deadly food products or their faulty pharmaceuticals.


25 Replies to “Trump Admin Failing To Test Safety Of Food And Drugs”

  1. Satria Kurniawan Djaenal says:

    Given enough time, Trump is going to take America back to the Wild Wild West…

  2. Wordavee1 says:

    How is it so difficult to understand that the regulations are there to PROTECT the people, and of course companies don't want them, it forces them to act responsibly and costs them money!!

  3. Guy Tetreault says:

    Failing to rectify catastrophic choice of a President πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

  4. Thomas Norton says:

    Trump doesn't have to worry about health insurance he's got all our tax money in his pocket see how we fucked up America this time let's do it right I'd love to see this asshole drink a glass of antifreeze

  5. Computer User says:

    Regulations bad orange man good.

  6. - KRULL - says:

    That's the price of unraveling capitalism. I always thought you guys love your freedom, now deal with the consequences.

  7. Jeff Jarvis says:

    Because all Republicans only care about money !

  8. Roman Devivo says:

    Lack of regulations serves those who are out to exploit the system for their own benefit, not the people as a whole. Why do we have to state the obvious?

  9. AnnMarie Schneider says:

    Duh πŸ™„

  10. Andrew Hall says:

    I know I keep saying it, but the U.S. keeps sounding eerily similar to Rapture with some of this crap

  11. Yahsgrace &mercy says:

    This is soo damn bad

  12. OrionPax09 says:

    This is capitalism, people. This is capitalism in its truest form. Destroying every safeguard, every law that was put in place to protect us, looking the way as we are poisoned, all so that the wealthy elite can have just a few more cents to hoard away. And this is why capitalism needs to die.

  13. T St says:

    Faggan Cousins do you only have one shirt ?

  14. Andrew Palfreyman says:

    If you want your country back, first exterminate the propaganda machine, starting with Fox News.
    We do not allow it in Europe because we recognise it for what it is.
    So be brave and give Rupert Murdoch the finger.

  15. Radha Krishna says:

    The best way for promoting better health is…….
    Allow people to live with nature
    Thou shalt not interfere…..
    Through compulsory vaccines…
    Compulsory use of chemical weapons in agriculture…
    Big pharmacy is interested in big money……
    For the money of the money
    By the money….
    Find alternatives….
    Health care systems needs profound changes…
    It is not about inventing new diseases to sell medicines.
    We are all victims of a system with vested interests…

  16. Darren Weeden says:

    He letting his bg business friends stay rich an continue the get rich while they are killing us in the process! !!!…he's not worried what's in our food or medicine he's worried about the dollar and how much he can get! !!!!

  17. a z says:

    Free market economics folks. If a food product kills, choose a different product

  18. Edward Jones II says:

    Clearly a rejected Captain Planet villain. I mean, he goes out of his way, as do his party, about cutting regulations, but the one thing they are cutting are safer foods.

    I wonder when there will come a day that they understand that their profits wouldn't be without the very people they are killing: the consumers.

  19. Ing. Eduardo Mata says:

    Stupid trump is liar on everything reharding government responsbility. And all other offices do the same.

  20. Karen Shaub says:

    One day Trump will get a horrendous case of food poisoning because his fast food
    suppliers weren't having to undergo tough inspections anymore. I believe in irony.

  21. beethovensbeloved says:

    Please wake me up when the tRump administration isn't failing at something.

  22. Eugene Ax says:

    Time to go vegan.

  23. Chris Teet says:

    It's not just the FDA that's being hamstrung by the rampant slashing of regulations; other agencies tasked with safeguarding Americans are also finding it increasingly difficult, if not impossible to do their jobs because they're being sabotaged from within by hand-picked Trump cronies such as Trump's EPA appointees and are unable to compel corporations to obey safety standards because those same standards are being abolished.

  24. Uphold the Constitution says:

    Is dumpy trying to start a Plague at the border? Also wondering about the "First Nations" soverienty , as in are a whole bunch of those caged refugees First Nations? Because if they are, dumpy is heading into a whole other legal problem. SMH.

  25. BeachBum says:

    Thank you for reporting on this. We've seen so many deaths from contaminated food and drugs in this country. Corporations want fewer regulations and I can promise you we will see more because they will fail in maintaing safety for the sake of money.

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