Skip to comments.Democrats attempt to revive food safety bill
Posted on 12/08/2010 9:38:14 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
WASHINGTON -- Food safety legislation stalled by a constitutional snag could be revived as part of a giant year-end budget bill.
The bill to increase the Food and Drug Administration's powers to keep food safe stalled after overwhelmingly passing the Senate last week. House Democrats said after it passed that the bill contains fees that are considered tax provisions, which under the Constitution must originate in the House.
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Well, in any case, I hope this doesn't pass final muster.
............. Food insurance is sounding like a great idea right about now.
No more Mother Government, please.
this is not about safety, its about government controlling and possibly future rationing of the food supply.
If Al Franken is a sponsor, you can assume it’s dumb as hell.
Call Now to Stop S. 510
Skirting the U.S. Constitution? Because S. 510 creates federal revenue (fees/taxes), the U.S. Constitution requires the bill to originate from the U.S. House , not the U.S. Senate (it should have an H.R., not a S. before the bill number). Because S. 510 came to the House from the Senate, House liberals are trying to find a “must have” House bill to attach the Senate’s language. They would then send back to the Senate for final passage and President Obama’s signature.
ACT NOW. Tell your representative in Congress NOT to fix the S. 510. Ask them to Kill the Bill! Find contact info here. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121.
Is this the same bill that would shut down mom ‘n pop farmers markets and fine you for sharing your backyard vegetables with a neighbor?
With Al Franken as a sponsor, I assume it’s dangerous.
You gotta laugh at that, or you will cry. "Constitutional snag?" Is that all the Constitution is to the Left? Just an irritation, a minor delay, a "just a minute while I get loose from this" along the Highway to Hell? A more telling phrase have I not seen for a very long time.
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]
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]
4 posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:20:01 AM by Red_Devil 232
Here's hoping the fascists fail.
” Is that all the Constitution is to the Left? Just an irritation, a minor delay, a “just a minute while I get loose from this” along the Highway to Hell? “
Just as with TARP, Porkulus, and Obamacare, too many ‘interests’ (AKA, ‘contributors’) stand to make too much money out of this to allow minor things like the Constitution, or The Voters, get in the way....
Garden / food ping.
I call mine a garden.
On topic, did you ever get any more rabbits? I went to a rabbit show outside Richmond last weekend and came home with all kinds of information.
I’m not surprised. Chambliss and Isaakson are foul RINOS. I was constantly calling their offices to complain when I lived in GA.
Don’t feel too bad — my Senators are Binghaman and Udall (both empty-suit Dem hacks...) (And both sponsors of this bill, BTW...)
My meat cutter buddy came over Sunday afternoon and slaughtered my hog, got some hams and bacon smoking right now, and the wife and boy are making sausage. My 8 yr old shot his first wild turkey the day after Thanksgiving (18 pounder), and I got my 4th deer of the year in back of my barn Saturday morning. We've got plenty of meat to carry us through the winter. I bought another freezer back in September, and now all three are about full.
Unfortunately my HOA sees chickens as livestock. My starter rabbits will be pets. Their offspring will NOT, but one rabbit looks pretty much like the next, so who’s gonna know?
What kind did you, or are you going to, get?
Yesterday, the U.S. House attached the Senate’s so-called “Food Safety” language from the S. 510 bill to HR 3082, the Continuing Resolution (CR), which is an administrative bill that funds government to keep it from shutting down.
The vote to attach it was 212-205 with no Republicans voting for the bill.
If HR 3082 becomes law, 4,000 new FDA agents will be unleashed to interfere in farming and food production, according to Natural Solutions Foundation. Liberals made this last minute procedural move because the bill had been ruled unconstitutional. In short, no bill with tax implications or fees can originate in the Senate. It must come FROM the House and be sent TO the Senate. By attaching it to a House bill yesterday, liberals bypassed the constitutional problem.
H.R. 3082 (with S. 510 attached) is now going to the U.S. Senatewhere many Senators are up for re-election in 2012.
Thanks, I guess, for the news - unwelcome as it may be....
Looks like it’s time to start planning how to take my veggie garden ‘underground’... (Believe it or not, Pot Growers have developed a number of tricks that might be adaptable for other, more useful, crops.....)
The House passed their version of S-510 Food Safety last spring. I don’t know the bill number.
S-510 needs to be merged with the House version & re-voted upon by both chambers of Congress.
Pelosi, Reid & NObama are trying to make an end run with this bill.
The “Food Safety Act Bill” is a monstrosity.
Couple this with the “world’s largest army” thread,
and you see what they’re after.
They know they can’t control 300 million Americans,
especially with at least half of them armed.
So, they have to reduce the numbers.
Rabbits, other than the Easter Bunny, don’t lay eggs.
You probably have the right idea going with chickens instead of rabbits.
You can trade a couple dozen eggs for a rabbit if you get a hankerin’ later.
Yup, we did bunnies before, but just couldn’t get ‘em to lay eggs. Decided it was better the old fashioned way. Now if I could just get my goats to give yogurt, instead of me having to take it from them.
BTW Rabbit meat is better for you than chicken, cheaper to raise and easier to fix.
Our current arrangement works fine for us.