Monday, November 29, 2010

Senate Votes Food Fascism Closer; Opposition to S.510 Grows!

UPDATE: On 11.30.10 the US Senate voted to end Food Freedom. Tell your Congressperson not to make the same mistake that the Senate made: VOTE NO ON S.510! Action Item Here:

At about 7 PM Monday the Senate voted cloture on germain amendments, 69 to 26 with significant GOP support. Don't forget!

This sets stage for final vote Tuesday. Prior cloture vote was 74 in favor, so we are making headway. PUSH BACK CONTINUES! The other side lost votes because of our continual electronic hammering. Let's Push Back a whole bunch more before the voting resumes!

Sen Coburn says: bill will raise food prices; add 1.5 billion to deficit; add unfunded state mandates. His substitute amendment is 1/5th the size and, he believes, would protect food safety without increasing FDA power & cost.

Please continue to call and email your Senators. Our email system seems to have reached maximum at about 15,000 per hour, so if you have a hard time getting in, please keep on trying! Call and email as often as you can!

After limiting debate on Dr. Coburn's substitute amendment which would at least remove some of the worst provisions of S.510 (such as secret "national security" guidelines) the Senate vote against a "nongermain" amendment to repeal the Health Care Law provision requiring 1099 forms for small transactions was to have been a sop to the Tea Party. Similarly, a watered-down version of the Tester amendment was included in the Managers' bill, but, as we've shown elsewhere, it is offers a false hope of protection in inflationary times.

The ad hoc coalition against S.510 of health and food freedom advocates (such as Health FreedomUSA and Citizens for Health), garden, farm and ranch groups, both major Tea Party groups, the Oath Keepers, Downsize DC, Campaign for Liberty and others will not be fooled and we will remember!

We the People will continue to oppose S.510, hoping a few more Senators will want to avoid being retired, but if it passes the Senate, we will oppose it in the House/Senate Conference and will petition the current White House occupant to veto it. If he fails to do so, we will support defunding it in the new Congress!

We, the freedom forces, asRE so fortunate to have you and people like you allied together. Evil forces are routed by respositories of hope coupled with action - which is what we are! It's not over yet... up to 15,000 emails an hour are telling decision makers: NO! S.510!

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