20th Century opposition to 21st Century Innovation

In a scathing op-ed in The Hill, Georgia’s 9th Congressman Doug Collins tries to explain to some liberals that it is actually 2017 and not 1906.  At issue is a proposal to increase the line speed in poultry processing plants in the U.S. and Collins minces no words when describing the rationale of those opposing the proposal:

Not much has changed since 1906, when Upton Sinclair dropped his magnum opus on a world in the throes of industrialization. At least, that’s the picture that liberals like Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are propagating: Big business is forcing poultry workers to brave conditions straight out of “The Jungle,” and “any attempt to increase line speeds” at poultry plants would erode food and worker safety. 

Representative Collins continues:

Liberals appropriate the stories of individual poultry employees without disclosing that they don’t actually work on the lines in question here. They jettison a host of scientific data because it is inconvenient to their narrative of doom, gloom and righteous indignation.

I would guess that the next time Congressman Collins appears on Mountain Mornings radio show I don’t need to ask him how he really feels about the opposition to increasing line speeds in poultry processing plants.


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