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November 18, 2010
S 510 breezes through first step in the Senate
Senate Bill 510, a massive power grab by government -- as explained to AT readers yesterday by Michael Geer -- passed its first test with the support of every Democrat and 14 Republicans.
Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post reports:
Here are the Republicans who voted to give sweeping powers over our food supply to our government masters.
It's all being done in the name of food safety, of course, and who is against that? Good intentions, don'cha know. The road to passage is paved with good intentions. Trust us, we're from the government, and don't worry that we'll use all that power irresponsibly.
Updated and correcred at 8:24 EST. Hat tip to reader 1greatamerican for clarifying that the vote was to begin debate, not final passage.