(2010) [Updated]Richard Burr and Hagan’s RINO Food Safety Act Passed

On December 19, 2010
As Forysyth County conservatives attempt to recover from anti-conservative and anti-GOP votes cast by Senator Richard Burr over S 510 (Food Safety Moderization Act) and repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), we can be thankful that S. 510 may be headed for the trash heap of the Lame Duck Congress.

Whether by oversight or design, the Senate approved S. 510 veered outside constitutional boundaries when it created a tax. DOA in the House, Harry Reid attempted damage control by slipping the House version of S. 510 into the Omnibus bill…which was defeated this week.Dirty Harry can still bring the revised S. 510 to the floor for debate. Fortunately for American farmers, time has almost run out as the death rattle of the 111th Congress nears it’s agonal respiration.

Hindsight reveals a blessed purpose behind conservative angst over Burr’s sponsorship of S. 510. His vote exposed the true nature of his ideology and Forsyth County’s lack of authentic Conservative leadership.  His vote to repeal DADT seals the deal.

P.S. to Burr:  Ben Nelson turned on his Nevada constituents and was boo’d out of a local pizzaria.  Should you return home, keep this in mind.  Home-cooking is good.

UPDATE from JoAnnMor’s Blog:

In a parliamentary move laid out on the Senate floor by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just after 7pm, the Senate took the food safety language that was passed as part of a stop-gap budget plan by the House, attached it to another House-passed bill and approved that by unanimous consent.

A Democratic Senate aide told me that Republicans did not object to the plan, even though the bill has garnered fierce opposition in some GOP quarters.

The move was a surprise, as it seemed like the Food Safety bill was going to die in the waning days of this year, despite strong support in both the House and Senate.

The bill almost went down the drain originally because of an elementary mistake by Senate Democrats, who added revenue provisions to a measure that originated in the Senate, despite the Constitutional requirement that all spending and revenue bills start in the House.

The House refused to act directly on that legislation, because of what’s known as a “blue slip” problem.  That problem was solved when the House approved its long-term Continuing Resolution last week, which included the language of the Senate-passed food safety bill.

As reported above, the Senate on Sunday night simply took the revised food safety language that was approved by the House in the CR, substituted it to the language of HR 2751, one of the original “Cash for Clunkers” bills from last year, and approved it by unanimous consent.

 These sons of Satan are determined to destroy this country. 

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