The food industry lobbied Bush for less regulations and got it. What has that yielded? Lower prices? Hell no! Instead we have been plagued with one outbreak after another of food related illnesses. In turn that has cost the food industry millions of dollars in loss revenue.
There are a few lessons to take from this. We have the obvious, which is the title of this post, but the not so obvious need to be mentioned. One – government regulations are a must. They aren’t there to hurt free trade, they are there to protect the people. That would be the people who are the backbone of free trade.
Secondly, and most importantly, the almighty lobbying power needs to be squashed. This is what it has given us – people sick and dying from their food. George Bush now has the health and lives of these people on his hands. It’s just another example of how Bush, along with the GOP, don’t give a damn about you or me. Well that’s unless we have the letters inc. behind our names and can grease their pockets some.