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To The Editor:

It seems our “liberal left” media works to guarantee that the American public doesn’t know the workings of the Obama administration. In May 2013, Smithfield Foods was sold to China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. for $4.2 billion. The company’s estimated worth is $7.1 billion. On Sept. 6, the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investments, an executive board of the federal government, approved the agreement.

In one transaction, Communist China acquired control of one quarter of the U.S. pork industry. They would have you believe Shuanghui was a privately owned company based in China. Shuanghui’s Wikipedia pages in Mandarin characters identify the company as a state-owned enterprise. It was founded by the Chinese government and controlled by the Communist Party. CEO and Chairman Wan Long is a member of the Communist Party and served as a representative of the ninth and 19th National People’s Congress.

On Aug. 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture lifted the restrictions on importing processed poultry from China for human consumption. This will not require country of origin labels, nor will U.S. inspectors be on site in China. This is how bird flu got started.

In 2013, Chinese police found 44,000 pounds of counterfeit beef and arrested 944 people for producing over 22 types of inferior meat products that were treated with chemicals to resemble the product advertised. This is a very bad situation approved by our executive board under Obama.

This is a pretty scary turn of events. China has given the U.S. sheetrock that destroys your house, dog treats that kill your dogs and cats and all kinds of Walmart junk that is inferior. Now we have China taking over our country in big chunks. Add that to Obamacare, and we are in big trouble. The Chinese would like nothing better than to take over the U.S. and make it a possession of Communist China.

Lenin and Stalin killed millions in Russia by starvation. Mao Tse Tung also killed millions of his own people. Is the Obama administration with Obamacare and letting a Communist country control our food supply setting us up for the same end?

I will never buy another Smithfield product, and every U.S. citizen should do the same.

William Bartlett


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