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Democrats attempt to revive food safety bill
Washington Compost ^ | December 8th | MARY CLARE JALONICK (D-NY)

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; farming; fda; food; foodbill; foodsafety; liberalfascism; s510; senate; tyranny; vote
This is potential good news. I thought this bill already passed?

Well, in any case, I hope this doesn't pass final muster.

............. Food insurance is sounding like a great idea right about now.

1 posted on 12/08/2010 9:38:17 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No more Mother Government, please.


2 posted on 12/08/2010 9:41:57 AM PST by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

this is not about safety, its about government controlling and possibly future rationing of the food supply.


3 posted on 12/08/2010 9:43:15 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: GeronL

If Al Franken is a sponsor, you can assume it’s dumb as hell.


4 posted on 12/08/2010 9:46:30 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

Call Now to Stop S. 510

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2638758/posts

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.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 9:47:21 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

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?


6 posted on 12/08/2010 9:50:19 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

With Al Franken as a sponsor, I assume it’s dangerous.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 9:51:47 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Net Neutrality is unpatriotic.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Food safety legislation stalled by a constitutional snag

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.

8 posted on 12/08/2010 9:52:02 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people..." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; WOBBLY BOB

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]

4 posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:20:01 AM by Red_Devil 232


9 posted on 12/08/2010 9:58:58 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This is potential good news. I thought this bill already passed? Well, in any case, I hope this doesn't pass final muster.

Here's hoping the fascists fail.

10 posted on 12/08/2010 10:06:39 AM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

” 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....


11 posted on 12/08/2010 10:07:03 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Diana in Wisconsin

Garden / food ping.


12 posted on 12/08/2010 10:42:47 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Food insurance is sounding like a great idea right about now.

I call mine a garden.

13 posted on 12/08/2010 10:44:04 AM PST by nina0113
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To: P8riot

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.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 11:01:55 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Uncle Ike

I’m not surprised. Chambliss and Isaakson are foul RINOS. I was constantly calling their offices to complain when I lived in GA.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 11:09:39 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: Politicalmom

Don’t feel too bad — my Senators are Binghaman and Udall (both empty-suit Dem hacks...) (And both sponsors of this bill, BTW...)


16 posted on 12/08/2010 11:12:15 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Halfmanhalfamazing.


17 posted on 12/08/2010 11:23:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: nina0113
How have you been nina? No we didn't. We are concentrating on chickens right now. There is a young couple in our church that is operating a kind of cottage/barter business with rabbits. They don't have room for birds like we do, but are taking advantage of the fact that they can raise rabbits inside, they are also selling the pelts. They also raise Portobello mushrooms (yummmm!). We've been swapping eggs and birds for bunnies and fungus. It's helping them out and we increased our flock size to compensate. It simplifies things quite a bit.

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.

18 posted on 12/08/2010 12:31:35 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: P8riot

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?


19 posted on 12/08/2010 1:15:25 PM PST by nina0113
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To: nina0113

What kind did you, or are you going to, get?


20 posted on 12/08/2010 8:25:14 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Uncle Ike

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. Senate—where many Senators are up for re-election in 2012.


21 posted on 12/09/2010 9:04:18 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: WOBBLY BOB

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.....)


22 posted on 12/09/2010 9:18:24 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


23 posted on 12/09/2010 12:13:58 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: JimRed

YES


24 posted on 12/09/2010 12:17:27 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: GeronL

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.


25 posted on 12/09/2010 12:18:15 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: P8riot

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.


26 posted on 12/09/2010 12:20:49 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

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.


27 posted on 12/09/2010 1:09:37 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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