OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CORRECTNESS THUGS STRIKE AGAIN!
From the Associated Press:
Federal regulators "leaned on" McDonald's to quickly recall 12 million "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses this spring because they concluded that a typical 6-year-old could be exposed to hazardous levels of the metal cadmium by touching one of the glasses just eight times in a day, according to documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.Why, that's no way to put "happy" in a kid's Happy Meal.
The investigatory file shows how the U.S. Consumer Product Commission aggressively turned a "tip" that the glasses contained cadmium in their exterior designs into an assessment that the Puss in Boots glasses posed an unacceptable risk to younger kids. It was a first-of-it's kind recall for the agency, which wasn't accustomed to testing for cadmium in glassware and had no official level at which results would represent a health hazard. The concern was that long-term, low-level exposure to cadmium, if ingested over decades and at high enough levels, could punch holes in kidneys, soften bones and possibly hinder the development of young brains.This eye-opening revelation slithers out from the shadows of the "most transparent administration in American history" just a week after Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Services granted McDonald's, along with 29 other companies, a waiver from the 2011 minimum annual pay out cap required by Obamacare. The one-year waiver will allow McDonald's to extend their mini-med health care plans to more than 30,000 workers.
Obamacare guidelines allow for HHS waivers if companies can prove to Big Brother that health insurance premiums would go too high or that benefits would be cut too far.
It is rumored that Sebelius, after undergoing days and days of intense scrutinizing, emerged from her office to declare to the Golden Arched fast-food company, "You deserve a break today".
In a show of gratitude, it appears Ronald McDonald hopped into bed with the feds faster than you can say "Hold the onions" in an effort to momentarily keep the Obama Administration heat off.
However, don't be surprised if Ronald finds a horse's head on the pillow next to him in the morning.
First the Obama thugs went after McDonald's for a global-warming-smelling consumer safety issue, and then, for wisely "playing ball" with the feds, the purple-clad-bat-wielders cut the red-headed clown some slack on a mandate that would have forced thousands of Micky D employees scrambling to find their own health care insurance.
Ain't life grand under Progressive wealth-spreaders? Would you like some social justice with that meal?
I suppose next we can expect First Lady Michelle to launch a "Just say no to fatty-fat fries" campaign. Maybe McDonald's will start serving carrot sticks (there should be tons left over from those ICE detainment centers) with a veggie burger in their new "You Should Thank Me" meals.
Pudgy little kids all across America will be thrilled to give up their "Shrek" glasses for those nifty looking Hope and Change bumper stickers, too.
Obama thugs should have plenty to give out. I hear they aren't much in demand anymore.