You probably won’t hear about this …. at least not from the Lamestream-media, maybe Fox will put it forth ….. we’ll see if they alert the public.
Below the “= = =” is info is from another blogger – one I follow, one with the highest form of integrity – Steve Dennis; here’s a link. His blog today exposes more than what’s here, (the Gitmo issue as well) but this is what I consider the most important – I see their purpose is treasonous and encourage you to research what’s actually said about what this bill will do!
One has to suspect that they’re up to circumventing the will of their consituents, of all of America again, when they do things like this!
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Earlier this lame duck session, Harry Reid and the Senate passed a controversial “food safety” bill called S510. They silently tried to pass this bill before the American people could find out what was in it. (sounds quite a bit like the healthcare reform bill, doesn’t it?)
This bill gathered little to no attention in the media and that is the way that the Democrats wanted it, but it was controversial nonetheless and it was met with stiff opposition all across the blogosohere.
The Senate managed to pass the bill, but Harry Reid and the Senate forgot that the constitution requires all revenue bills to start in the House–the bill was technically unconstitutional and the House rejected it and sent it back to the Senate.
Harry Reid’s total lack of understanding of the constitution appeared to be fatal to S510 because it looked as though there would not be enough time for the Senate to fix its bill and then reconcile it with the House bill, but that is where the spending bill comes in.
In a slick move, Democrats in the House attached the food safety bill to the spending bill in an effort to expedite the process of passing the controversial bill. It now looks as if S510 will pass into law in the same manner this bill was debated–stealthily and without the knowledge of a majority of Americans.
This was a very sneaky move on a bill that has been dealt with quietly from the get go, and it is a perfect example of why the American people threw the Democrats out of the Congress last month.
In my opinion they can’t adjourn fast enough. These were two controversial issues which should have stood separately to be judged on their own merits, but the Congress was not interested in letting the American people see what they were up to.
Depending which side of the political aisle you are on, you probably have a problem with either the GITMO aspect of the spending bill, or the S510 aspect of the bill because this is one last example of the Congress being unwilling to fulfill one more of Barack Obama’s campaign promises–transparency.
They have done everything they can to hide two issues from the American people before they head out the door. When that door opens again many of these members of the Congress will no longer be there, and that won’t be a minute too soon.