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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
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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To: Mamzelle

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.


21 posted on 11/17/2010 9:45:14 AM PST by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: Mamzelle
Chambliss and Isakson voted against cloture.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00250

Democrat against:
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

22 posted on 11/17/2010 11:41:33 AM PST by Hoodat ( Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: Mamzelle
Why would any sane American support this? And people wonder why we now have a TEA party. This crop of the GOP excels at helping to snatch away our liberties.
23 posted on 11/17/2010 11:49:20 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller
 
 
Yep - people speak of the commiecrats "doubling-down" on their efforts, well so are their RINO counterparts. I was expecting such depravity, and they are apparently well on their way to delivering it in full.
 
 

24 posted on 11/17/2010 10:26:50 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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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.

Votes:
251: Motion to proceed to S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act;
Agreed to: 57-27
Unanimous Consent:
The Senate passed/adopted the following by unanimous consent:

http://democrats.senate.gov/calendar/2010-11.html


25 posted on 11/19/2010 6:39:32 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Jim 0216
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.


I'm as serious as a heart attack here but in reality, I fear my government more than I fear Al Quaida and/or the Taliban, and I fear the latter two very greatly. It should not be this way but it is with all these crap sandwiches these dolts are passing along with what Obongo is serving.
26 posted on 11/19/2010 6:48:29 AM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Nowhere Man

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?


27 posted on 11/19/2010 8:28:18 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: FourPeas

Roland Burris-that’s a joke.


28 posted on 11/21/2010 12:23:42 AM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Mamzelle

Follow the money, as in kick backs.


29 posted on 11/21/2010 10:42:49 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: Nowhere Man

Right on bro. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban can’t be omnipresent in America, but the feebs are.


30 posted on 11/22/2010 2:51:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Mamzelle

... and they just keep pushing ....


31 posted on 11/23/2010 1:35:43 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: M. Espinola
The "Agribusiness" people don't like home gardens and small farmers.

Gotta get everybody under the big thumb.

32 posted on 11/26/2010 10:49:05 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: aces
The only bills I want to see coming from Congress are ones depleting the federal government of power and funds...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
33 posted on 12/02/2010 6:02:45 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

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..


34 posted on 12/02/2010 11:50:27 AM PST by aces
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