Bill To Ban Imaginary Regulation Passes House

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  1. J.E.D
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    Congressional Republicans are fucking insane. :cuckoo:

    Imaginary Farm Dust Regulation Banned By House

    WASHINGTON -- A bill to ban a farm dust regulation that the federal government has never proposed passed the House Thursday, sailing through easily on a party-line vote of 268 to 150.

    The measure, dubbed the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011, was purported by its lead sponsor, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from writing a rule that would require farmers to take onerous steps to control dust from their land.

    But EPA administrator Lisa Jackson has said repeatedly that no such rule is in the works. What the EPA does do is review ambient air pollution standards every five years, as required by law, and make recommendations on whether or not to tighten standards.

    "We have spent an entire day debating about a bill that does not address an existing problem," said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).

    "This entire session of Congress has felt to many of us like a trip into Alice's Wonderland," said DeGette. "To paraphrase the Cheshire Cat, 'We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad. ... You must be mad or you wouldn't have come here.' Sadly for the American people, H.R. 1633 simply underscores the 'madness' of this body right now."

    Republicans countered that although no rule was proposed, they worried that someone might file a lawsuit someday to to regulate farm dust.
     
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    Nuth'n new thar. Dey's all batty and have been fer awhile now.
     
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    They should just stick to something they're good at, renaming buildings.
     
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    Bad EPA, how dare it follow the law.

    ThatÂ’s the GOP SOP.
     
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    http://www.farmsafety.ca/public/factsheets/farmer_lung.pdf


    *Coughing
    *shortness of breath
    *a mild fever and occasional chills
    *a general feeling of sickness
    *aches and pains in the muscles and joints
    *a loss of appetite and loss of weight.

    People who are sensitive to dust from moldy crops continue to exhibit these signs and
    symptoms as long as they are exposed to the dust. This condition sometimes resembles a
    "chest cold" that lingers throughout the winter. Some people lose weight over several weeks.
     
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    And how does one remove dust from crops??

    Jesus the EPA is idiotic sometimes.
     
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    A good strategic move. Let's face it. If Dimocrats can figure out how to tax or fine a farmer over field dust they'll do it.
     

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