There Was no Shortage of Meat: They Lied to Drive Prices Up


The report argues that meatpacking CEOs — led by Sullivan — convinced President Donald Trump’s agriculture department appointees that the country was heading for a food shortage if the plants didn’t continue running as usual.

At the same time, according to emails obtained by the committee, industry data showed that the country had enough meat in storage to fulfill demand for more than a year. In one email, an industry lobbyist accused Sullivan — her group’s client — of “stoking fear.”

The subcommittee staff report also argues that local officials’ attempts to regulate Tyson Foods’ Waterloo factory in Iowa helped motivate an executive order from Trump, declaring that plants needed to stay in operation.

Liars and grifters are all that run big businesses and work in Congress.  Demon inspired thieves.