Skip to comments.Senate passes new food police bill: Roll call vote 73-25 (15 R's vote yea)
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:
The Senate bill must be reconciled with a version that passed the House of Representatives in 2009 before Congress adjourns for the year.
STALL....GOP....RUN OUT THE CLOCK!
You’d think farmer Michelle would try to convince her husband to veto it.
Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy - Paul Babeu
Now, it goes to the House, no?
2012, Lugar......and you are history.
What clock? Look how many Republicans voted for this deprivation of liberty!
Well right there is your list of republicans to primary next time around. Someone needs to make sure this kind of garbage gets exposed.
Does this mean I cannot grow my own vegetables?
The RINO parade....squash them!
Exactly. Run the ball, keep inbounds and run the play clock to 1 sec before you snap the ball. Then go home.
Kirk didn’t waste any time, did he?
Yes, but now you can't eat them.
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. . .
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!
“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.
I didn’t even have to look to know my fat pig senator, Deb Stabacow would vote for anything to do with food.
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.
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.
Is this the bill that would make it near impossible to have your own back yard garden?
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.
Y’all need to go look at the RINOs FB pages.....they are getting a severe beating....
These RINOs need to be shown the door
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
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.
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.
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.
“Its 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.
(It is interesting that there had to be ADDITIONS to this bill that left the small grower out of the requirements - thank goodness.)
The Fugly twins voted yes? Wow, I’m shocked! /s
And food prices SPIKE!!!
In my opinion it boils down to 1 question. Do Americans need MORE legislation? No.
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’......
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.
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.
wHERE did you look? Burr is getting hammered I know, so is Vitter....
” 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.......
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?
Yes, you are most likely right.
I’m very disappointed to see Vitter in the yea column here- sadly I voted for him in the last election.
Who knows, no ones read it yet.
“..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.
Hmmmm...looks like my RINO Senators from Texas received our emails, phone calls, etc.
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.