Skip to comments.First Health Care, Next the Food Supply (7 GOP Senate Sponsors of another Crap Sandwich-2 from GA)
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 ...
“Life is like a crap sandwich. The more bread you have the less you taste the crap”!
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>>
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.
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.
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. 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.
“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
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
(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.
SB 510 - The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010
Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
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.
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.
Crap sandwiches will be heavily regulated under S510.
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?
Is this one for your list?
0bastard has to be freaking stopped.
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.
‘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...
Hatch (UT) is up in ‘12...RINO hunt alert.
Necessary regulation per Agenda 21.
I know this is a dead horse, but here goes.
Where in the HELL does the Constitution give Congress ANY power to do this?
Is this another cluster(bleep) brought to us by the Commerce Clause, or it this just more of Congress doing whatever the hell they feel like doing?
We obviously didn’t throw enough of them out. Keep tossing.
Ben Nelson - NE
Republicans in favor:
Alexander - TN
Barrasso - WY
Brown - MA
Burr - NC
Collins - ME
Corker - TN
Enzi - WY
Grassley - IA
Gregg - NH
Johanns - NE
LeMieux - FL
Luger - IN
Snowe - ME
Vitter - LA
Thune - SD
Voinovich - OH
From yesterday’s US Senate calendar:
“Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, post-cloture.
The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 3:00pm to allow for a Democratic caucus meeting.
Time during any recess, adjournment or period of morning business will count post-cloture.
The Leaders will continue to work on an agreement to consider amendments to the Food Safety bill.
There will be no further roll call votes tonight. The next vote is expected to occur on Monday, November 29.
This evening, Senate Reid filed cloture on S.510, the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act, and the substitute amendment. The cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur at 6:30pm on Monday, November 29.
Under the agreement reached this evening, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture debate time will be yielded back except for the time specified in this agreement. The only amendments or motions in order are the ones specified below:
- Johanns motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4702 (1099 forms)
- Baucus motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4713 (1099 forms)
There will be a total of 60 minutes for debate with respect to these 2 motions with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Johanns.
- Coburn motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4696 (substitute)
- Coburn motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4697 (earmarks)
There will be a total of 4 hours for debate with respect to the Coburn motions with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Coburn and Inouye or their designees.
Upon the use or yielding back of time specified in this agreement, the Senate will proceed to vote with respect to the motions to suspend in the order listed:
- Johanns (1099 forms)
- Baucus (1099 forms)
- Coburn (earmarks)
- Coburn (substitute)
If any motion is successful, then the Senate would proceed to vote immediately on the amendment. No further motions or amendments are in order. The substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, would be agreed to and the Senate would proceed to vote on passage of S.510, as amended. The cloture on the underlying bill will be withdrawn.
As a result of this agreement, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur at 6:30pm on Monday, November 29.
If cloture is invoked, the motions to suspend would be in order. Upon the use or yielding back of debate time allotted by this agreement, the Senate would proceed to vote on the motions to suspend, any amendments if the motions are successful, and then on passage of S.510, as amended.
251: Motion to proceed to S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act;
Agreed to: 57-27
The Senate passed/adopted the following by unanimous consent:
It appears that some sort of psychotropic substance must have been introduced into the food chain in Washington D.C., specifically in the area of Capitol Hill. Is there any peaceful means by which these people can be restrained until it wears off, in say 100 years or so?
Roland Burris-that’s a joke.
Follow the money, as in kick backs.
Right on bro. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban can’t be omnipresent in America, but the feebs are.
... and they just keep pushing ....
Gotta get everybody under the big thumb.
The only bills I want to see coming from Congress are ones depleting the federal government of power and funds...^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Totally agree!!! Start selling off federal buildings in DC to pay the debt, cut departments to pay the debt, sell National Parks, eliminate income, business, capital gains and estate taxes..let the states handle the issues, they can be held more accountable, starve the friggin unaccountable beast, and outline their budget so strictly they can never do this again..
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