Susan Davis Sucks my ass

Yet another rejection of the government-whore’s constituents’ requests to limit federal government:

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about H.R. 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.  It was good to hear from you, and I welcome the opportunity to respond to your comments.

Due to recent and historic concerns regarding food safety regulations in our country, many in Congress are keenly interested in finding equitable solutions to our regulatory problems.  There is certainly a need to reform and rethink the operations of the FDA and related agencies.  Currently, three different agencies have overlapping jurisdiction over the food supply.  None has overarching authority or responsibility for the quality of food.  Contaminants are not even subject to a single standard.  Instead, from the field to the table, different rules apply.

H.R. 875 would create a dedicated Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to deal with these concerns.  A dedicated food safety agency is certainly an idea worthy of serious consideration, and I will monitor this bill closely as it moves through the legislative process.

I certainly understand your concerns, and I will keep your thoughts in mind.  In considering changes to both food safety and agriculture industry regulation, I believe that the needs of American’s consumers must be our first priority.  We must also find ways to manage the regulatory process while not compromising the nutrition of foods or undermining the efforts of small and organic farmers.

Once again, thank you for contacting me.  As your representative, I both need and value your perspective.  Please sign up for my E-Newsletter on my website http://www.house.gov/susandavis, if you would like to receive regular updates about what is happening in Congress.

With warm regards,

SUSAN A. DAVIS
Member of Congress

Why don’t you warm yourself up with these regards: fuck you! Here’s another perspective on the bill (from Campaign For Liberty):

Pay special attention to

  • Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s entirety.
  • section 103, 206 and 207- read in it’s entirety.

Red flags I found and I am sure there are more………..

  • Legally binds state agriculture depts to enforcing federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being food police for the federal dept.
  • Effectively criminalizes organic farming but doesn’t actually use the word organic.
  • Affects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
  • Affects anyone producing meat of any kind including the processing wild game for personal consumption.
  • Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing food can be made illegal.  There are no specifics which is bizarre considering how long the legislation is.
  • Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the legislation.  It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow them to determine and interpret the legislation.  Who do you think they are going to side with?
  • Section 206 defines what will be considered a food production facility and what will be enforced up all food production facilities.  The wording is so broad based that a backyard gardener could be fined and more.
  • Section 207 requires that the state’s agriculture dept act as the food police and enforce the federal requirements.  This takes away the states power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.
  • There are many more but by the time I got this far in the legislation I was so alarmed that I wanted to bring someone’s attention to it. (to the one person who reads my blog)
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