Thursday, March 02, 2006

Remember when the Republican party was the one for states rights?

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of warnings on food labels could vanish under a measure moving toward approval in the House.

The bill would stop states from adding warnings that are different from federal rules. States currently add hundreds of extra warnings, indicating the presence of arsenic in water, mercury in fish, alcohol in candy, pesticides in vegetables and more.

"This legislation could overturn 200 state laws — laws that the American people rely on every day to ensure the safety of the food they eat," Rep. Henry Waxman D-Calif., said Thursday during House debate on the bill.

Well let's see the Rpublicans have stepped into a family issue with Terri Schiavo, gone after states with differing emissions laws and now different food warning laws . . .

But never fear a state can petition the federal government to put the warning back on the problem food, further evidence that big government is "over"

jaaaa right

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