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First Health Care, Next the Food Supply (7 GOP Senate Sponsors of another Crap Sandwich-2 from GA)
American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2010 | Michael Geer

Posted on 11/17/2010 7:59:54 AM PST by Mamzelle

Introduced by Dick Durbin of Illinois, the bill has moved through the usual phases of amalgamation and deal-making. The monstrosity advancing to the floor on Wednesday is not so much "food safety" as it is the decadence of the rights of small farmers, hobbyist food producers, garden-variety farmers markets, and your average small producer of foodstuffs. Under the rubric of safety, this Senate proposes a bill that establishes such new and sweeping powers over how you and I produce and consume foodstuffs that even the Pew Charitable Trusts are calling S510 a clear and present danger.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: allaboutcontrol; chamblis; fascism; foodnazis; foodpolice; foodsafety; foodsupply; hatch; notaboutsafety; obamunism; populationcontrol; rinos
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New bill ready to shove through is a monstrosity of limitations on food production. What's amazing is that there are seven GOP Senators sponsoring it. What's more amazing--two of them are from GA!!
1 posted on 11/17/2010 8:00:00 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

“Life is like a crap sandwich. The more bread you have the less you taste the crap”!


2 posted on 11/17/2010 8:01:06 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: Mamzelle

ping


3 posted on 11/17/2010 8:02:06 AM PST by unkus
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To: Mamzelle

The only bills I want to see coming from Congress are ones depleting the federal government of power and funds, no more money for those dweebs, no more oversight in any realm of life, no more income taxes, NO FRIGGIN MORE ANYTHING FROM THEM BUT GET OUT OF OUR FACES!!!! TIME TO FRIGGIN SCREAM>>


4 posted on 11/17/2010 8:04:46 AM PST by aces
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To: Mamzelle
Where does the U.S. Constitution delegate power to the the Federal Government to meddle in all of these affairs?

It's not the Federal Government, it's the Feral Government.

It's up to the people of this country to vote these rogues out of office and get our country back on track.

5 posted on 11/17/2010 8:07:06 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Mamzelle

The elites would love to get control of the food supply as a way of subduing a rebelious population.

My ‘bitter clinger’ cousin Eddie used to eat squirrel but gave it up due to high cholesterol. I guess he’ll be back to hunting the rodent if food production becomes too controlled.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 8:08:20 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: unkus
Probably a direct result of the Chinese putting melamine in baby formula to simultaneously up the protein count and kill hundreds, if not thousands, of infants.

The Chinese did, indeed, EXECUTE those responsible...

Chinese protein adulteration refers to the adulteration and contamination of several food and feed ingredients with inexpensive melamine and other compounds such as cyanuric acid, ammeline and ammelide.

These adulterants can be used to inflate the apparent protein content of products, so that inexpensive ingredients can pass for more expensive, concentrated proteins.[1] Melamine by itself has not been thought to be very toxic to animals or humans except possibly in very high concentrations, but the combination of melamine and cyanuric acid has been implicated in kidney failure. Reports that cyanuric acid may be an independently and potentially widely-used adulterant in China have heightened concerns for both animal and human health.[2]

7 posted on 11/17/2010 8:12:16 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Mamzelle

“They used to grow food in Kansas
Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw
I can see the day coming when even your home garden
Is gonna be against the law”

Bob Dylan, Union Sundown, 1983


8 posted on 11/17/2010 8:13:24 AM PST by newheart (Please don't shoot at the thermonuclear weapons. --Vic Deakins)
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To: Mamzelle

This was one of the steps Stalin took to gain control over food production and distribution in the old Soviet Union. It resulted in 10’s of million deaths from the ensuing famines and then pogroms resulting from the unrest. These so-called GOP senators should be dragged out and publicly humiliated and denounced by the rest of the GOP.

FUBO & FAD


9 posted on 11/17/2010 8:16:36 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Mamzelle

(d) SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE POLICY GUIDE.- Not later than 180 days after the issuance of the regulations promulgated under subsection (m) of section 418 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (as added by subsection (a)), the Secretary shall issue a small entity compliance policy guide setting forth in plain language the requirements of such section 418 and this section to assist small entities in complying with the hazard analysis and other activities required under such section 418 and this Section.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 8:24:47 AM PST by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Mamzelle

SB 510 - The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]

Cosponsors:

Lamar Alexander [R-TN]

Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]

Richard Burr [R-NC]

Roland Burris [D-IL]

Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]

Christopher Dodd [D-CT]

Michael Enzi [R-WY]

Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]

Judd Gregg [R-NH]

Thomas Harkin [D-IA]

Orrin Hatch [R-UT]

John Isakson [R-GA]


Just the usual suspects.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 8:27:14 AM PST by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Mamzelle

Not surprised by our RINOs Chambliss and Isakson. The Agriculture lobby is strong in GA. I’ve heard Chambliss speak in person about Ag in GA. He sounds just like a Dem. You wouldn’t know he has a R after his name if you could listen to him without knowing who he is.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 8:32:31 AM PST by Padams
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To: 2dollarbill
“Life is like a crap sandwich. The more bread you have the less you taste the crap”!

Crap sandwiches will be heavily regulated under S510.

13 posted on 11/17/2010 8:37:57 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice)
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To: Mamzelle
What are Republican thinking? Seven out of twelve co-sponsors are Republicans.

SB 510 - The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]

Cosponsors:

Lamar Alexander [R-TN]

Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]

Richard Burr [R-NC]

Roland Burris [D-IL]

Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]

Christopher Dodd [D-CT]

Michael Enzi [R-WY]

Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]

Judd Gregg [R-NH]

Thomas Harkin [D-IA]

Orrin Hatch [R-UT]

John Isakson [R-GA]
 
You may be disposed to embrace a genetically modified, enhanced, and altered food chain, but for those of us who eat our foods unadulterated, raised naturally, and without benefit of the federal government mandating what we can and can't eat, S510 is one more giant step toward consolidating total power over the lives of free citizens.

14 posted on 11/17/2010 8:42:52 AM PST by blondee123 (REPEAL OBAMACARE, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW SPENDING!)
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To: Mamzelle
Stop the food police!

FWIW, melt the phone lines...especially the (R)ino's...

Alexander [R-TN], Burr [R-NC], Chambliss [R-GA], Enzi [R-WY], Gregg [R-NH], Hatch [R-UT] and Isakson [R-GA]

Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121

Any of these clowns up for re-election in '12?

15 posted on 11/17/2010 8:44:14 AM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Nachum

Is this one for your list?

0bastard has to be freaking stopped.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 8:44:32 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Mamzelle

If my two GOP Senators from GA are supporting this bill it must contain some candy for the large corporate agricultural interests in the state and not any small individual dirt farmers.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 8:45:33 AM PST by mono
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To: little jeremiah

‘Is this one for your list?’

-If/When we can tie this to Obamsky, then it will indeed be posted to the list. Watching this one closely...


18 posted on 11/17/2010 8:49:32 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jane Long

Hatch (UT) is up in ‘12...RINO hunt alert.


19 posted on 11/17/2010 8:55:43 AM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Mamzelle

Necessary regulation per Agenda 21.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 9:31:14 AM PST by wheresmyusa
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