*heartattack* What? A bill to demand we register our farms and food businesses?

United States
March 8, 2009 8:59pm CST
DISCLAIMER, yes I own this blog entry but I'm not posting this to gain anything...this is not promotional, nor am I encouraging anyone to visit my blog. I'm posting this entirely because I collected all the information I could find on this there and I don't really have time to copy and paste everything; http://www.xanga.com/MyFreedomWings/695065685/no-new-bill-that-will-put-an-end-to-independent-and-small-time-food-business/ "NO! New bill that will put an end to independent and small time food business" I'm...in shock, I didn't think anything awful by the government could surprise me anymore. But I really...I'm at a loss for words. Not really anyone's covering this. Those who have heard are outraged, of course. On The Daily Paul and the Ron Paul forums there were calls for demonstrations but nothing really organized. The news just broke today, yes. But still. This should be something we scream about on the radio!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Mar 09
what can you expect from a socialist? Five year plans like in the Soviet Union
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• United States
9 Mar 09
*sigh* I didn't have expectations, Elic. In fact, when whatshisface was announced as the new head guy of the Department of Agriculture, I started REALLY worrying. I wasn't sure what would happen, but I was sure that...if something did, it wouldn't be pleasant at all...what can you expect from someone who used to be one of of the bigwigs of Monsanto?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Mar 09
and the "damocrats" are suppost to be looking out for the "little guy" - what a CROCK!
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• United States
9 Mar 09
That's why you don't listen to "parties"...you hold the individuals to account...
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Mar 09
Jeasus H christ I can't keep up anymore. These people are absolutely out of control. Well, I guess thew work around would be farm stands right on the property it's grown on, coop farms may be another way to get multiple growers and producers in one area. Why should I even have to be thinking about work arounds though? My frikkin god this is getting way out of hand.
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• United States
9 Mar 09
It's a maybe. They always include a little wiggle room in these things, in case people try to avoid what they wanted the bill to do. You're right, we shouldn't HAVE to think ways around it. This could wipe my family out...we were gonna go sell at farmer's markets and flea markets this year, after finally landing ourselves a decent scrap of land to farm after...years. We don't have the space to host other farmers here either...and we're so rural. Do you think this is something we can rebel against? Do you think they'll have people at farmer's markets and flea markets to CHECK if someone selling produce has their papers? AUGH, I feel sick. I almost want to cry. This was my great hope to survive these economic times, and so many others' hope around here. It's not small time organic farmers' FAULT that there's been food out there making people sick. It's been the big industrial farms...with their lack of people to give proper care and to lay their eyes on the stuff before it gets processed into whatever product they're selling...and not even half of it is FROM the U.S. This is BS they're shoveling. They have to be insane.
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Mar 09
A little more information on one of the co-sponsors that I found very interesting, Congress woman Rosa DeLauro's husband, Stan greenburg, a little info on him... [i]"Greenberg provides strategic advice and research for leaders, companies, campaigns, and NGOs trying to advance their issues in tumultuous timeshas" And suprise suprise, look who one of his clients is.... Monsanto hmmmmm In addition, this congress woman recieves a lot of contributions from large agribusiness. And of course the media isn't talking about it. Suprised?
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• United States
9 Mar 09
Figures. Not surprised the mainstream isn't covering it, somewhat amazed that the alternative media also isn't for the most part...yes. Thanks for digging up the info, dearie. That's probably the most important bit about this (you know, besides it being fascist).
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
9 Mar 09
The more I hear the more I fear for my disabled daughter's future. The plan is for her to go to school and learn professional cooking and hopefully continue on to learning pastry art and eventually open her own shop. That's the goal. Independence and the ability to not have a need for monthly disability checks. She's not the only one, there are others in her position with disabilities who are the owners of their own food business. What is this going to do to them?
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• United States
9 Mar 09
What is this going to do to all of us? I come from a state that's more than half comprised of farms...here, a ton of people bubbled with their hope to survive the economy by growing veggies and selling them at farmer's markets and roadside stands. Economically speaking, this is a nightmare and will end up hurting most of us. I don't envy us...but I don't envy the generations to come either, if this passes through (and other problems persist, evolve, or similiar bad stuff like this is created).
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• United States
10 Mar 09
If you're interested, a petition: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26714
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
9 Mar 09
There has been a shift over the last few years, maybe I've just picked up on it but whatever, that small business has no room in today's world. Not just in the farm industry, but other small businesses as well. First there is a huge tax burdens, then the new employment issues making manditory sick, vacation and other leave. The unemployment proposal blows my mind, but this, this is a further division of the classes is what it is, it's control. Taking total control.
• United States
9 Mar 09
The words "class warfare" have come up with some of the few who've heard about this, *nods* you're right though...that has been the trend. It's all been a focus on big business, not small for a long time. Control is not what we need. We need more freedom to move, to be able to create our own good options.
• United States
10 Mar 09
Well, there's a petition finally, if you're interested. *points above*
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Yep, end of organic farming too, many are saying.. and end of the hot dog stand, etc.. could even affect fishing boat tours anything that produces food.. likely many jobs lost.
• United States
11 Mar 09
*nods* TOTALLY what we need right now, right? _