Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Food ‘Safety” Bill, S 510, Passed by Senate, This is not good!
“15 GOP senators help Democrats kill Constitution,” reports Anthony G. Martin on Twitter and on Examiner.com. Martin analyzes the vote and its repercussions.
Martin identifies the culprits, “The GOP Senators who voted in favor of S.510 are: Alexander (R-TN), Brown (R-MA), Burr (R-NC), Collins (R-ME), Enzi (R-WI), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Johanns (R-NE), Kirk (R-IL), LeMieau (R-FL), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Snowe (R-ME), Vitter (R-LA), and Voinovich (R-OH).” God love those RINOs. I guess many of them did not get the message sent by the voters on November 2nd!
He quotes an excellent summary of the bill, “In a telling overview of the bill provided by , the writer correctly observes that while there is nothing wrong with attempting to insure the safety of the nation's food supply, this bill is not the vehicle by which to do so. Needless overlapping with a dozen other federal agencies charged with oversight over various aspects of the food supply are inherent in the bill, not to mention the massive power-grab by the FDA to micro-manage the food industry.”
Martin makes this conclusion regarding the bill, “What are the chances of the bill actually passing through Congress? At present the bill must go through the reconciliation process with a House version that has already been approved. Pelosi hints that she may support the House's approval of the Senate version in an effort to beat the deadline of the holiday break, so that the bill can go straight to (Barry Soetoro alias Barack) Obama's desk prior to the end of the 111th lame-duck Congress.”
Hopefully, this bill does not get reconciled this session and must be picked up again in the 112th Congress, where the 6 or 7 new conservative senators will lead the charge toward a smaller, less obtrusive government and bills like this will be aggressively attacked and defeated. I am thoroughly disgusted with the 15 GOP senators who gutlessly voted for this liberty-robbing bill. I especially say good riddance to my Senator and the very RINO George Vionovich!