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Senate passes new food police bill: Roll call vote 73-25 (15 R's vote yea)
Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/29/2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/30/2010 9:01:45 AM PST by kara2008

I mentioned last week that a new Big Foodie bill opposed by a diverse coalition of limited government activists, small family farmers, and left-leaning “locovores” was coming down the pike.

Today, I’m disappointed to tell you, the regulatory expansion bill masquerading as a “safety” measure passed by a large margin — with stomach-turning Republican support.

Here’s the roll call vote.

The 15 power-grabby Republicans who voted for it:

Alexander (R-TN)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Collins (R-ME)
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kirk (R-IL)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Lugar (R-IN)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Snowe (R-ME)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

The Senate bill must be reconciled with a version that passed the House of Representatives in 2009 before Congress adjourns for the year.


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KEYWORDS: famineact; foodsafety; repealbills; s510
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S510 is another disastrous bill to add to the repeal list.
1 posted on 11/30/2010 9:01:53 AM PST by kara2008
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To: kara2008
When does congress adjourn for the year? They sure have a lot on their plates.

STALL....GOP....RUN OUT THE CLOCK!

2 posted on 11/30/2010 9:05:03 AM PST by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: kara2008

You’d think farmer Michelle would try to convince her husband to veto it.


3 posted on 11/30/2010 9:05:28 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: kara2008

“Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy” - Paul Babeu


4 posted on 11/30/2010 9:05:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: kara2008

Now, it goes to the House, no?


5 posted on 11/30/2010 9:06:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kara2008

2012, Lugar......and you are history.


6 posted on 11/30/2010 9:07:44 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Mamzelle
STALL....GOP....RUN OUT THE CLOCK!

What clock? Look how many Republicans voted for this deprivation of liberty!

7 posted on 11/30/2010 9:08:13 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: kara2008

Well right there is your list of republicans to primary next time around. Someone needs to make sure this kind of garbage gets exposed.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 9:08:19 AM PST by sharkshooting
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To: kara2008
Business as usual.....
9 posted on 11/30/2010 9:08:50 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: kara2008

Does this mean I cannot grow my own vegetables?


10 posted on 11/30/2010 9:09:03 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: kara2008

The RINO parade....squash them!


11 posted on 11/30/2010 9:09:02 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Mamzelle

Exactly. Run the ball, keep inbounds and run the play clock to 1 sec before you snap the ball. Then go home.


12 posted on 11/30/2010 9:09:20 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: kara2008

Kirk didn’t waste any time, did he?


13 posted on 11/30/2010 9:12:27 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ColdOne
Does this mean I cannot grow my own vegetables?

Yes, but now you can't eat them.

14 posted on 11/30/2010 9:13:22 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kara2008

Brown Wtg


RINO and Son


15 posted on 11/30/2010 9:13:46 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: kara2008

I have family members in DC supporting this because their 90 year old mom died from tainted peanut butter. Can somebody tell me or show me a link about the back yard gardening stuff? You can’t pick your family. . .


16 posted on 11/30/2010 9:15:43 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: roses of sharon

I am pleasantly suprised to see that Georgia’s two RHINO senators Chambliss and Isakson finally put their fingers in the wind and decided to vote agains’t this montrosity. I guess now we will have to email them and thank them for doing the right thing. Barf!


17 posted on 11/30/2010 9:16:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Mamzelle

“STALL....GOP....RUN OUT THE CLOCK!” . . .

Well, if this is the start they’re going to make this early, they better buck up a lot. - We voted for Alexander and Corker. At least Corker seemed at the time to be sensible, though we thought Alexander might be coming down with Potomac Fever. I’m not all that familiar with the bill, but I would have thought surely Corker wouldn’t do anything grievously hurtful to us little people. Maybe it’s something in the water up there that needs TERM LIMITS and people being sent up there who will VOTE term limits. - I don’t want to have to get a prescription for my supplements, or to be limited in my lettuce crop in the garden.


18 posted on 11/30/2010 9:16:36 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: central_va
Yes, but now you can't eat them. But I can throw them at member's of congress? LOL?
19 posted on 11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: kara2008

I didn’t even have to look to know my fat pig senator, Deb Stabacow would vote for anything to do with food.


20 posted on 11/30/2010 9:19:17 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: kara2008

I told everyone to get rid of that nasty Vitter but I was blasted and told that I was a RINO....Huh! Serves you folks right. Sad that I had to be right on this weasel. And I am serious, I wish I had been wrong about him. Hard to believe that a guy could not primary this guy out of a job. A tea partier would have won if tried.


21 posted on 11/30/2010 9:19:28 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Army Air Corps
Now, it goes to the House, no?

I think its in committee now, and has not reached the full house. Its H.R. 1332, introduced on 3/5/2009. If it's voted on during lametime, it will pass.

22 posted on 11/30/2010 9:20:15 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: kara2008

Treason.


23 posted on 11/30/2010 9:21:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: kara2008

Is this the bill that would make it near impossible to have your own back yard garden?


24 posted on 11/30/2010 9:24:33 AM PST by Grunthor (I hope this one pleases you.)
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To: kara2008
Laws like this are borne out of some “knee jerk” reaction to something.

Like SOX, the real problem with this law is that it will place a vast administrative burden on businesses.

I wish someone would pass a law that requires Congress to file all their papers in triplicate with some federal agency, to make them open to the public through FIOA, including their private emails. I wish all of Congress were required to allow agents without a subpoena to access all their records, to censure them and revoke their ability to conduct their duties if they “feel” they are posing a risk............

Really! There needs to be a “Golden Rule” in politics. Anything a politician supports for the public or wants to impose on business is a rule that needs to have a counterpart that similarly affects those making these rules. For example, Congress should itself fall under the mandated health care they supported. Or, years past.... every Congress person redeeming frequent flyer miles should have been busted because that's what they were doing with a PVT in the Army who didn't hand over his miles to the government. It was treated like theft, and those making the rules were themselves walking away with those miles.............

Our politicians are creating a “political class,” and that needs to stop! This is resembling “The Animal Farm” more and more.

25 posted on 11/30/2010 9:30:42 AM PST by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: quantim

26 posted on 11/30/2010 9:33:03 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Munz; Smokin' Joe; LucyT; mojitojoe

PING!


27 posted on 11/30/2010 9:40:43 AM PST by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lancey Howard

Y’all need to go look at the RINOs FB pages.....they are getting a severe beating....


28 posted on 11/30/2010 9:41:11 AM PST by DrewsMum (New TSA slogan: "U can't see London, U Can't see France, until we see your underpants")
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To: kara2008

These RINOs need to be shown the door

http://senateconservatives.com/site/investments


29 posted on 11/30/2010 9:45:39 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: goodwithagun

I don’t know what to believe here. It’s easy to fall for the wacko stuff. I remember when the new CPSC rules came out a couple of years ago and they were saying that you wouldn’t be able to sell childrens’ clothes at garage sales anymore or buy at thrift stores. Didn’t happen. There WERE some problems, though. I have a feeling the same people are now screeching you can’t have home gardens, own seeds, buy vitamins or breed llamas. And that was a Chinese missile by Los Angeles. lol


30 posted on 11/30/2010 9:56:56 AM PST by steve86
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To: Larousse2

These traitor bastards need to be on the “kick them out list”! Taking name, make a list, next time around, we go after them. Dirty POS’s.


31 posted on 11/30/2010 9:59:16 AM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Larousse2

These traitor bastards need to be on the “kick them out list”! Take names, make a list, next time around, we go after them. Dirty POS’s.


32 posted on 11/30/2010 9:59:44 AM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: kara2008

A good litmus test for rino status. All are potential primary targets.
Rinos, in general, are better than Dims, but they always need a tight leash and a good lashing too often.


33 posted on 11/30/2010 10:02:08 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: steve86

“It’s easy to fall for the wacko stuff.”

I know. Like all that fear-mongering about the Health Care Bill that they said would FORCE you to have insurance, even if you didn’t want it, and make small business fill out 1099 forms fore every place where they spent more than $600 a year.

Oh, wait.

(It is interesting that there had to be ADDITIONS to this bill that left the small grower out of the requirements - thank goodness.)


34 posted on 11/30/2010 10:03:37 AM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: kara2008

The Fugly twins voted yes? Wow, I’m shocked! /s


35 posted on 11/30/2010 10:04:10 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kara2008

And food prices SPIKE!!!


36 posted on 11/30/2010 10:04:52 AM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: kara2008
‎"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." ~Thomas Jefferson
37 posted on 11/30/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: steve86

In my opinion it boils down to 1 question. Do Americans need MORE legislation? No.


38 posted on 11/30/2010 10:05:44 AM PST by RoseyT (Pineywoods of East Texas)
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To: steve86

Here’s what to believe —

No, there won’t be ‘food gestapo’ knocking on your garden gate, in the immediate term...

But - what this bill does is to give FDA such power and ‘discretion’ as the EPA has, so that ‘mission creep’ ensures that it will become the most powerful - and unaccountable - bureaucracy in the country....

So, the ‘food gestapo’ isn’t in your immediate future - but it is almost guaranteed to be part of your childrens’......


39 posted on 11/30/2010 10:06:02 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kara2008; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
S510 is another disastrous bill to add to the repeal list.

You said it, kara2008. Thanks for this thread and for the handy list (in post #1) of Republican senators who voted Yea for this turkey.

40 posted on 11/30/2010 10:07:36 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: DrewsMum

I looked and I don’t see many comments at all. I doubt most Americans even have a clue it was passed or what is in it. I’m getting really tired of all this BS. Moving out of here is looking better and better. Small country, small government, a country where it’s not all about politics and they actually spend time enjoying life instead of fighting a huge, oppressive government.


41 posted on 11/30/2010 10:08:03 AM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: mojitojoe

wHERE did you look? Burr is getting hammered I know, so is Vitter....


42 posted on 11/30/2010 10:09:28 AM PST by DrewsMum (New TSA slogan: "U can't see London, U Can't see France, until we see your underpants")
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To: 21twelve

” left the small grower out of the requirements - thank goodness.) “

I’d check the ‘fine print’, here - the last version of the Tester Amendment I saw included the provision that the FDA could rescind this exemption at its discretion - with no provision anywhere in the bill for such quaint things as ‘due process’ or ‘recourse’.....

We’ve been well-and-truly skrood.......


43 posted on 11/30/2010 10:09:51 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kara2008; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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Senate passes new food police bill: Roll call vote 73-25 (15 R's vote yea)

Does this mean we aren't allowed to grow tomatoes in our own back yard?

44 posted on 11/30/2010 10:09:59 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Uncle Ike

Yes, you are most likely right.


45 posted on 11/30/2010 10:10:19 AM PST by steve86
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To: napscoordinator

I’m very disappointed to see Vitter in the yea column here- sadly I voted for him in the last election.


46 posted on 11/30/2010 10:11:56 AM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: LucyT
Does this mean we aren't allowed to grow tomatoes in our own back yard? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Who knows, no ones read it yet.

47 posted on 11/30/2010 10:15:48 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Uncle Ike

“..at its discretion...”

Thanks. I guess :(

Sort of like what I found in the TSA bill about the gal trying to get her kid’s breast milk through. It is allowed “absent any suspicious behaviour”. Suspicious in her case must have been when she pulled out her copy of the TSA rules to show them they could let it through without getting x-rayed.


48 posted on 11/30/2010 10:17:32 AM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: kara2008

Hmmmm...looks like my RINO Senators from Texas received our emails, phone calls, etc.


49 posted on 11/30/2010 10:21:54 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: ColdOne

I just let them know at work that if this passes, I’ll no longer be bringing any more pecans and Satsumas from my trees.


50 posted on 11/30/2010 10:24:48 AM PST by Elderberry
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