Daily Show "Monsanto Bill": In Budget Bill Congress Inserts Provisions on Genetically Modified Foods and Gun Control
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Please watch the first part of last night’s Daily Show.
In a bill that funds the government for another six months, and already signed by president Obama, a couple of interesting provisions were inserted into the bill.
One provision prohibits the government from restricting genetically modified foods. A second provision negates the government’s ability to enforce gun legislation.
These provisions clearly do not belong in a bill to allow the government to stay in operation. Worse yet, members of Congress did not know they voted for them as no one ever bothers to read legislation. The provisions were put in anonymously in committee. The person or persons amending the bill can do so without leaving fingerprints.
One might think that a member of the president's staff would look at this stuff, but obviously there is no review any step of the way by anyone.
As Nancy Pelosi says, "We have to pass the bill to see what's in it".
Mike "Mish" Shedlock