Senate Committee Passes “Filthy Food Act”

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    /--- Why not move to North Korea where there is no worry of "filthy food" You can always wash your tree bark, bugs and snakes before eating them for dinner.
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    That would be stupidity, not greed. Those who seek to enrich themselves must offer value or go out of business.

    Unless of course they are crooks, in which case they will thrive in the feudal system you promote[/quote]

    Cars which are regulated by our rulers through the DOT, banks which are not only regulated by our rulers but protected from the repercussions of their folly. "Too Big to Fail" is the cry of our lords and Kings in the all powerful state you worship.

    The banks cannot be allowed to pay the consequence of their actions the way little people do, I mean Goldman-Sachs gave 10's of millions of dollars to your god Obama in bribes, we must take from the poor to ensure their continued opulence.

    Oh, let's do. I've heard our rulers, who you seek to place as lords over every thought and action we enslaved masses take, are so fucking corrupt and incompetent that the allow lead in the most closely controlled food substance that they regulate.

    Wow, our glorious rulers sure keep us safe, I can see why you want to enslave all and give them total power over us....
     
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    You know these fascists are always completely convinced that they will be immune from the rule that they seek to foist on other in their totalitarian dream.

    *TheProgressivePatriot truly believes he will be a lord who can rule over others should the living hell he promotes ever come to pass. They always do. It is the lust for power that drives those who seek the fascist dictatorship the left promotes.
     
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    Thanks cupcake but the topic is what's important.

    The damn cheeto has now made it perfectly legal for 1% company owners to poison your water and he won't hesitate to do the same tony our food.

    There's also the ag-gag laws hat will make it a felony to secretly video cruelty or unhealthy practices.

    All across the country, the wealthy are screwing over the working class and RWNJs are helping them.

    I hope you dummies remember that when someone you love dies of food poisoning or poisoned water.


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    /---- Funny you say that we think we're immune when it was Libtards who lined up for exemptions to Obzocare. And Didn't Dems in Congress make themselves exempt for most of their legislation?
     
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    Sounds pretty much like a description of the Orange Ogre to me. You clearly do not have a clue as to what I believe or want for this country. Either that or you are projecting your own agenda or perhaps just shamelessly and knowingly misrepresenting progressives an liberals .
     
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    Did members of Congress exempt themselves from complying with the health care reform laws?

    But readers also asked about another claim in the email: that members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment, while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the healthcare reform, in all of its forms."

    PolitiFact first examined the claim that members of Congress are exempt from the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in 2009, when the legislation was still under consideration in Congress.

    We rated it False. That claim was based on the assumption that the health care reform plan would have sent everyone -- except Congress -- into a new "public option" federal insurance plan. It would not have.

    In fact, the law as passed did not even include a public option -- and Section 1213 of it requires members of Congress and congressional staff, starting in 2014, to buy health plans created by the health care act or offered through the state exchanges the act establishes.

    Political scientist Norman Ornstein, a long-time observer of Congress and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, debunked the claim of congressional exemption in a piece he wrote for the Washington newspaper Roll Call.

    On the assertion that Members of Congress are exempt from the provisions of the Affordable Care Act: also false," he wrote. "Members of Congress are subject under the health care reform law to the same mandate that others are to purchase insurance, and their plans must have the same minimum standards of benefits that other insurance plans will have to meet. Members of Congress currently have not a gold-plated free plan but the same insurance options that most other federal employees have, and they do not have it provided for free. They have a generous subsidy for their premiums, but no more generous (and compared to many businesses or professions less generous) than standard employer-provided subsidies throughout the country."

    FactCheck.org examined the broader claim that members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment)," and found it "15 years out of date" in 2010.

    The reason: Passage of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. It specifically made sure a variety of laws dealing with civil rights, labor and workplace safety regulations applied to the legislative branch of government. The independent Office of Compliance was set up to enforce the laws in Congress.

    The act specifically prohibits harassment based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age and disability.

    Ornstein, who has been sharply critical of Congress (and only last month co-authored a piece for Foreign Policy magazine titled "Yes, Congress Is That Bad") said it is "not surprising that, in tough times, Americans would be inclined to believe the absolute worst about their elected officials.

    "But at least," he added, "let the criticism be fair and based on facts instead of persistent urban legends."

    PolitiFact Ohio would agree.

    At best, the chain email's statement about Congressional exemptions is ridiculously out of date. At worst, it is cynically inaccurate.

    On the Truth-O-Meter, it rates Pants on Fire!
     
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    /---- Members of Congress and their staff members are required by law to purchase their health insurance through the exchanges offered by the Affordable Care Act. However, the federal government subsidizes approximately 72 percent of the premium cost. (TRANSLATION: The tax payer picks up 72% of the premiums. ) Now where is my $2,500 savings?
    FACT CHECK: Do Members of Congress Get Free Health Care?
     
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    Waite!! Are we moving the goal posts here? First the claim was made that congress made themselves exempt from the ACA. I proved otherwise. Now you're bitching that there plans are heavily subsidized while posting a like that says that is nothing unusual.

    I have insurance through my state as a government retiree and both before as well as after retiring, never had to pay anything for it.

    Oh, and you were also blathering about it being the Democrats in congress that concocted some special deal, when it's all of congress that we are taking about. Get it together!
     
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    Goodness, that's quite a mess the Democrats will have to clean up once they win in 2018 and 2020.
     

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