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John Boering (c)copyright 2011 All rights Reserved
 April 15, 2011

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“The USDA and Monsanto co-own the dangerous Terminator Seed patent together.  Therefore, we can expect a continuation of ‘business as usual’ with the USDA pushing GE food down our throats on behalf of their business partners in the biotech industry. “

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The federal government claims the debt is $14.3 trillion dollars, but other economists say the US debt is closer to $200 trillion (based on projected revenue and projected spending).  Either way, a $38 billion budget reduction makes no difference.  Especially when the federal government’s actual spending will decrease by a mere $352 million compared to last year- as reported by the National Journal:

“The astonishing result, according to CBO, is due to several factors: increases in spending included in the deal, especially at the Defense Department; decisions to draw over half of the savings from rescissions, which are funds previously authorized but not spent; cuts to reserve funds; and to mandatory-spending programs, such as certain farm subsidies.”

Here is a sample of some of the so-called budget cuts:

1.  Department of Defense budget-

The DoD’s budget for 2010 was $685 billion, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to WikipediaObama called for a reduction in the DoD budget by $400 billion….over 12 years, which averages out to $33 billion a year. This cut is still pending a Pentagon review which leaves Obama with some wiggle room. Compare the money that the US spends on military industrial corporate welfare and illegal wars to China, with the second largest military expenditure, in the amount of $150 billion.

Who is the DoD’s real enemy?  It appears to be the American taxpayer and the US economy. More

Senate food safety bill edges toward vote

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Even as the public continues its fight to prevent this takeover of  food production and supply for the benefit of   multi-national corporations and to imlement CODEX, congress moves ahead with plans to vote on this corporate takeover of agriculture. 

 

S510 is the greatest threat to the food security of the US all for the benefit of corporations. 

 

We have no voice in congress; they have no intentions of listening to the people.  I still maintain, every representative and senator should be called home, relieved of their office, and charged for crimes against the states and the people.

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Senate food safety bill edges toward vote

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, 13-Aug-2010

Related topics: Food safety, Legislation, Food safety and labeling

Lawmakers released a bipartisan agreement on the Senate’s food safety bill on Thursday, signaling that it is likely to be debated in the Senate when it reconvenes in September.

The Food Safety Modernization Act has been stalled in the Senate since it was passed unanimously by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in November, and a companion bill – the Food Safety Enhancement Act – passed the House more than a year ago, last July. Now Senate leaders have collaborated to release a manager’s package and Congressional Budget Office analysis.

The six Senators involved are HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), authors of the Food Safety Modernization Act Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) and lead cosponsors Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Burr (R-NC).

They said in a joint statement: “Any 100-year-old plus structure – like our nation’s food safety system – needs improvements. With this announcement today, we aim to not just patch and mend our fragmented food safety system, we hope to reinforce the infrastructure, close the gaps and create a systematic, risk-based and balanced approach to food safety in the United States.

“The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will place more emphasis on prevention of food borne illness and will provide new tools to respond to food safety problems.”

The amendment is available online here .

Two major issues remain unresolved in the manager’s package: Senator Jon Tester’s to exempt smaller businesses from some of the bill’s requirements and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s to restrict use of bisphenol A. More

Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

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From CCHC Health Care News   info@cchconline.org 

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Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

Today, Speaker Pelosi released the U.S. House health care takeover bill, H.R. 3962. They say they want to debate the bill beginning on Nov 2nd.  The 1,990 page bill is nearly 1,000 pages longer than the original House bill, H.R. 3200.
Do you trust a 2,000-page health insurance reform bill to keep your life and liberty intact? Will your Representatives read it? They didn’t bother to read the first House bill when it was only 1,018 pages

. Here are just 11 of many concerns in the bill: More

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