States Rights Flushed Again

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TheConMan, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Your elected neo-communists at work for their masters. Large corporations. Screw states rights and individual rights. These neo-communists would love to poison our children and make them retarded. They would love to have a larger retarded electorate. After all, retarded voters are the ones who vote them into office.

    House Moves to Strip Food Warning Labels

    By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer
    Wed Mar 8, 7:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to strip many warnings from food labels, potentially affecting alerts about arsenic in bottled water, lead in candy and allergy-causing sulfites, among others.

    Pushed by food companies seeking uniform labels across state lines, the bill would prevent states from adding food warnings that go beyond federal law. States could petition the Food and Drug Administration to add extra warnings, under the bill.

    Lawmakers approved the bill on a 283-139 vote. Supporters expect a Senate version of the bill to be introduced soon.

    "This bill is going to overturn 200 state laws that protect our food supply," said Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif. "Why are we doing that? What's wrong with our system of federalism?"

    The bill's supporters argue that consumers deserve the same warnings on supermarket shelves across the country. The bill would allow a state to seek a nationwide warning from FDA.

    "We ought to do it in all 50 states," said Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. "Chicken grown in Louisiana is going to end up on a plate in Michigan."

    Rogers mentioned a warning his own state about allergy-causing sulfites: "If they're bad for Michigan citizens, I think they're bad in all of the other 49 states," he said.

  2. Sam123

    Sam123 Guest

    What the hell is your definition of a “neo-communist,” anyway?