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  •  It's an accomplishment, to be sure, (0+ / 0-)

    But does it solve any of our deeper, systemic problems?  I'm all for safer food.  Really, I am.  And this looks, at least, like a decent bill to accomplish that.  But is it going to move unemployment from 10% back down to 4 or 5%?  Is it going to stop hundreds of thousands of people from losing their jobs?  Is it going to balance the budget, end our wars, punish torturers and other war criminals, secure loose nuclear material, prevent fraud and insider trading and executive self-dealing from continuing to wreck our economy, mitigate global warming, or break up corporate oligopolies?  Any one of these is a much bigger threat to our continued viability as a nation than voluntary vs. mandatory food recalls.  So, while I tentatively (until I see the details and a signature on a final bill) applaud this measure, I continue to mourn the failures and squandered opportunities.

    "...the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." RIP Senator. We miss you.

    by libdevil on Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 12:58:05 PM PST

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    •  It shows that if you refocus the arguement (6+ / 0-)

      into something of a more concrete issue that is easy for most people (crosses ideology lines) to identify with, you can come up with solutions. In other words, get some needed things done. Start small and work your way up, is another way to look at it too. Please remember, it is important even if it doesn't solve everything. Thxs.

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