Thursday, March 12, 2009

What is your government doing?

Darleen Click over at Protein Wisdom:

The bill’s sponsor is Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), with 39 co-sponsor, all Democrats. It gets more interesting to find out that DeLauro is married to Stanley Greenberg, who counts Monsanto among his corporate clients. It is also is an interesting coincidence that large corporations are much better equipped to comply with the onerous requirements and paperwork this bill dumps on “Food Production Facilities” then the lowly local farmer or backyard gardener.

Oh? Don’t think it will apply to the little guy? Well, here in its entirety is how this bill defines who is included in “Food Production”:

(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation.

No exclusions, no limitations. You grow it, you’re included.

One of the few things left I enjoy about living in So California is that there are still pockets of small farms and many towns have Farmer’s Market nights where local produce is offered. Also roadside stands selling fresh strawberries or corn.

This bill passes, so will all that. Indeed, my backyard garden will be OUTLAW as far as our fascist Democrat government is concerned.

No wonder Obama doesn’t worry about people Going Galt. He’s making it illegal.

Go read her whole post. If this piece of shit passes, you can say good-bye to the small producers. And, even the medium sized producers. I'm sure that will do WONDERS to further the complete fuck-up of the Michigan economy. Every week I see more businesses closing up. And, this is how the government responds - with more regulations for the children, you understand, with the end result of putting even more people out of work.