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Old 02-04-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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U.S. Senator: Allow restaurant employees to skip hand-washing | National & World News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Has anyone seen this yet? OMG, I don't know what to say.

Wait, I got an idea. All employees of the US Senate dining room, don't wash your hands. Too much governemnt regulations, away with them all!
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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U.S. Senator: Allow restaurant employees to skip hand-washing | National & World News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Has anyone seen this yet? OMG, I don't know what to say.

Wait, I got an idea. All employees of the US Senate dining room, don't wash your hands. Too much governemnt regulations, away with them all!
Actually, if you think about it, posting a sign that 'we don't follow the hand-washing rule' would be better. At least you would know up front that they aren't doing it. The way it is now (with the rule requiring it in place) you have no way to know if the business is actually following the rule or not. And I suspect many aren't.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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I gave up many years ago trying to delude myself into thinking all food employees are decent people who actually care about personal hygiene and sterile food preparation.

Reality says they usually never wash hands after taking a dump or draining the bladder, and all those bodily secretions end up in our food. It's all organic substances anyway, so no biggie. I do worry about STD's and other nasty bacteria getting in my grub. Who wants to eat a burger infested with herpes?

I heard most food manufacturers readily admit that their products contain rat meat, spiders, cockroaches, snakes, etc? It's impossible to keep those critters out of most food processing facilities.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Actually, if you think about it, posting a sign that 'we don't follow the hand-washing rule' would be better. At least you would know up front that they aren't doing it. The way it is now (with the rule requiring it in place) you have no way to know if the business is actually following the rule or not. And I suspect many aren't.
There's a problem with his logic though. He's arguing that there should be less regulation of businesses, but his example would just be exchanging one regulation for another. After all, there would have to be some sort of requirement for businesses to post a sign that they don't require washing their hands. What business would do it voluntarily?

The man is an embarrassment to NC.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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What makes anyone think those employees are washing their hands after going to the restroom. How many people have you seen walk out of a stall and head right to the door? Why would food workers be any different. If you think they all do it then your living in a fantasy land. That is why so many people get food poisoning, from e-coli contaminated workers preparing your food. Dirty hands may have fecal matter on them, if they touch food then so does your food. Ingested fecal matter could get you a few days on the commode. Employees also cut their hands, or have sores on them exposing you to blood born disease. I once saw a fast food worker tell her boss that she could work today because the puss was "yellow instead of green". The manager said ok and she went back to making food. She said this in front of a line of customers. I walked out and have never been back to that place. There is nothing clean or sanitary about restaurants or even grocery stores. The only food you know is safe is the deer you shot in the woods, or the veggies you grew yourself. Any food you get from the store or a restaurant is only clean if nasty people have not come into contact with it. Bon appetite!
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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America sure has a low bar for its politicians.
There may be some point to be made about government regulations but washing your hands after using the bathroom is quite possibly the stupidest example to use.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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Tillis raised the issue when speaking Monday to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. Restaurant chains such as Starbucks should be able to skip obligatory hand-washing by workers, he said, "as long as they post a sign" and take other steps to alert the public.

"Let them decide" such issues, Tillis said, adding: "That's probably one where every business that did that would go out of business. But I think it's good to illustrate the point, that that's the sort of mentality we need to have to reduce the regulatory burden on this country."
I didn't realize requiring employees to wash their hands was a 'regulatory burden'. How crippling that must be to restaurant business models...

Do these people want any kind of rules at all? Oh, yeah... rules that allow gay people to do much of anything - like exist - are needed, otherwise civilization will collapse, right? But basic hygiene in the food services industry? That should be optional?

And to top it all off, the blithering idiot thinks that replacing one requirement (basic hygiene) with another requirement (posting signs to the effect that we don't bother with basic hygiene) is a reduction in regulations.

Who voted for this clown?
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Add not having you kids vaccinated for the formerly common childhood diseases to the list of American Stupidities. I heard they no longer require pigs to be checked for Trichinosis before being processed. That was an undue burden on the Pork industry.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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There's a problem with his logic though. He's arguing that there should be less regulation of businesses, but his example would just be exchanging one regulation for another. After all, there would have to be some sort of requirement for businesses to post a sign that they don't require washing their hands. What business would do it voluntarily?

The man is an embarrassment to NC.
Good point. I see a new Congressional mindset in the making- 'regulating our regulations'. A never ending cycle that could continue on forever, giving our elected officials an even better excuse for their existence.
On second thought, maybe this isn't so 'new' after all.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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I wonder how many commentators actually read that article and gave it two-seconds of thought before spitting out their opinion? LMAO!
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