Actual rant I went on this morning, more or less:
So, the USDA has decided to let the poultry plants self-regulate. There's a good plan! That will save money! Of course if you stop doing your job then it costs less to run your agency. You've got to love that kind of thinking... I guess we could save money on the police force if the cops tell us to do our own policing! We're going to start saving money on groceries in our house too, because we're going to stop eating! OK, that won't work... you eat today, and I'll eat tomorrow, and we'll cut the bill in half!
It is the sort of thinking we've come to expect, sort of bonehead dumb solutions to everything. No jobs? Start your own business... because no one has dibs on that part of the market and you can just jump right in and put a JoeMart next to the Walmart and become a billionaire! Solve issues with public schools by sending everyone to private schools, and while you're at it close down the state colleges and universities and send EVERYONE to Harvard! I'm sure they can handle 17 million incoming freshmen every semester!
It is just a great idea the USDA has come up with. Take a notoriously filthy industry, that is this filthy when they know someone's watching, and stop watching! They'll magically become cleaner, because that's how it works. When you have a lazy employee who doesn't do much when the supervisor is checking up on them, they become a perfect employee if you fire the supervisor and leave them to their own devices...
Unless you're a pregnant woman who wants an abortion, in which case YOU CAN'T BE TRUSTED! Gotta have 3 different sonograms and a long explanation of the whole pregnancy issue, because even though she got herself pregnant and managed to dress herself and get down to the doctor's office all by herself, there's a slim chance that she doesn't know she's pregnant. She might think that she swallowed a pumpkin seed back at Halloween, and in a couple of months she's going to produce a fully-grown Jack-O'-Lantern! Have to get a couple of sonograms to make sure that's not what happened! Or maybe she swallowed a fly, and then she swallowed a spider to catch the fly, and swallowed a bird to catch the spider to catch the fly...
PERHAPS SHE'LL DIE!!