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Corruption of congress continues: S.510/HR2749 loaded into a dead bill

December 14, 2010
Downsize DC
12/13/2010

The so-called food safety bill passed. It took corrupt procedural tricks to do it

We told you last week that the Senate made a mistake when they passed their version of the Food Safety Bill (S.510). Under the Constitution only the House can introduce revenue measures. The Senate trampled on this prerogative, and the House leadership wouldn’t stand for it.

Because of this . . .

We thought the so-called food safety bill was dead, and that we had won. Not so. Instead, we lost. Badly.

I’ll tell you how this happened, and what we can do about it. You’ll need to be motivated, smart, and intuitive to understand what’s been done to you, and that there IS a way to defeat these bastards.

So . . .

The “food safety” bill did NOT die as it should have because House leaders used what I’ll call a “Dead Shell Bill” to trick their way past their Constitutional and procedural problems. This “Dead Shell Bill,” HR 3082, was . . .

  • Dead in the sense that it was a numbered bill that was never going to reach a final vote.
  • An empty Shell because the Congressional leadership removed its original contents.

In other words, the House leadership took a bill that hadn’t reached final passage, but that had already jumped through a bunch of procedural hoops, deleted all its contents, and then poured new, unrelated content into it. In this particular case . . .

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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