Bryant, The story is all over the Internet. Type in American poultry processed in China ,and you will see what I mean.The only requirement seems to be that the chickens are to be raised in this country, cold comfort given the shenanigans of Big Ag.
This doesn't pass the smell test.
1. If it is true it will defy the laws of economics. Poultry grown in the USA is sent to China to be processed, then sent back to the USA to be sold and eaten. The cost of that chicken would rival Kobe beef.
2. If it were true, it would be yet another example of President Obama not caring about Americans.
3. If it were true, what informed American would buy it!
4. I smell smoke.
5. The free market can solve this and most of the other things the government sticks it nose into that weakens the free market costing all of us more money.
ironside, Don't believe it. The problem is with what you describe as the "free market." Factor in the subsidies and the set asides and the tax give-aways and the parts begin to fall into place.
Ironside, speaking of smell tests:
1. This is exactly what your sainted free market has long been advocating:
“Believe it or not, it’s something we’ve been pushing for as an industry for several years,” said Jim Sumner, president of the Stone Mountain, Ga.-based USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. China “is one of our largest export markets and has the potential, by far, to be our largest market, and we don’t want to risk upsetting them.”
2. Free markets don't exactly encourage consumers to be well-informed!
3. I'm curious what your rationalization is for both blaming Obama for not doing anything to stop this AND for blaming government interference by allowing it.
If Jim Sumner is pushing this, then he is no Capitalist. Most of the major corporations today are run by socialists. They work closely with government to get sweetheart deals, government contracts, special tax breaks, and regulations that don't affect them. They get the government deals by financing politicians campaigns. Microsoft, Google, Face book, Yahoo are now working hand and hand with the government to spy on Americans. The heads of these corporations are not the Henry Fords, JP Morgans, Vanderbilts, or Rockefellers that built the country. These new breed corporate heads are socialists. Socialists are not concerned about the country they operate in. Just as the parasite is unconcerned about the host that it consumes, so too are today’s corporate heads unconcerned about the damage they do to our country. To them it is about expanding socialism and they use the economic power of the corporations they manage to push the cause of Liberal Socialism. These new breed corporate heads are a product of our socialist indoctrination factories called public schools and universities that teach socialism instead of Free Capitalism. It is Socialism not Capitalism that these corporations are promoting.
As to consumers not being well informed: How did you find out about the problem? You found out on the internet! You found out because the internet is a Free Market of information. This is why our Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment Freedom of the Press, so the public would be informed. Today’s Press is owned and run by the very same Big Corporations that are in bed with the politicians and the government. The internet is still “Free”. That is why the politicians are trying to finds ways to control and regulate it, so they can control the “Free flow” of information to the people. They already have control of the Main Stream Media.
As for Obama being involved, he is a Socialist. He works hand and hand with Big Corporate America everyday. Obamacare is filled with his giveaways to Big Insurance Companies in return for their support of government run healthcare. This is not Capitalism, and you and I have not lived in an America run by a true Free Market. The Free Market died with FDR. Small businesses operate in more of a Free Market than Big Business, and they are being crushed by what this President is doing to our economy.
Soon, we will all be begging the government for a government job to survive, and the cycle to full Socialist Communism will be complete.
Ironside , You are confused. Look up the definition of fascism. What you have described is closer to fascism than socialism.Corporate interests have far too much power,intrude into every aspect of our lives , and threaten democracy.You are also ignoring the very real threat of corporate censorship. And as to Obamacare, a single payer plan would be much preferred to the Byzantine system we have known. Capitalism is an economic system and not a moral system and so its power for good or ill must be channeled and regulated. If not expect a call from the boys at Soylent Green Corp.
Yes, you hit the nail on the head. It is fascism, which is "National Socialism" defined by Hitler. The Big Companies remain in private hands but do the government's bidding. Corporate censorship? Please explain. Whether it is Big Corporations or Big Government those involved share the same philosophy, Socialism. They are the ruling class and work together to benefit themselves. Free Market, Capitalism requires that you first have a moral population, which we had until the 1960’s. Dishonest people who lie, cheat and steal will destroy anything they come in contact with. This is why the Liberal Left has a war on Christianity these days. Christmas, and Duck Dynasty, and what is happening with our schools, are three examples of this. Absent morality, you have hedonism. Anything goes. I prefer morality. Socialists prefer the non judgmental state that is an Absents of Morality which leads to hedonism.
As for Capitalism not being a moral system, that is why our country was founded on Religious Freedom. So that the people would be taught right from wrong, taught the Ten Commandments, and taught not to lie, cheat or steal, and yes in our schools. Our Founders warned us that to have a Free Nation, first you have to have a moral society. A moral society coupled with our Republican Governmental System grounded in the Constitution self corrects problems in a Capitalist System. Anyone that believes they were harmed by a company can sue. A defective product can cause a business to go out of business because people will not buy that companies products and sue. This is how a Free Market corrects itself. It does not need government involvement other than the courts. Moral people try to do the right things. Finally, you assume that the politicians are moral people. Some are and some are not. It does not matter whether, it is a major corporation, church, school, government or any other organization in our society, you are always dealing with human behavior. How those in charge will run these organizations is determined on how they were taught right from wrong. Being honest is a cornerstone of good leadership. We lack good leadership throughout our society. We read and hear about it every day in our newspapers and TV shows. The moral guideposts for society are being attacked and destroyed by the Left. The Absents of Morality is Hedonism.
No I said that Big Companies remain in private hands but do the Government's bidding. They are allowed to stay in business so long as they do what the government tells them to do. Produce Green Energy or we (The government) will shut you down. Just ask the coal industry how this President operates.
If big companies are in private hands, yet " Most of the major corporations today are run by socialists" . how are we to save ourselves from this peril? Pauline?