Ok. There's some horseshit (heh) going around about President Obama making horse meat legal for human consumption. Let me clear up this lie.
This was one clause in a 160 page bill. On Nov. 18, CONGRESS passed H.R. 2112, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for 2012 with a VETO-PROOF MAJORITY. The President HAD to sign this bill in order to keep many other very necessary programs funded. The US Department of Agriculture being one of them.
The bill does NOT provide any funding for the USDA to inspect horse meat facilities. Because of this, horse meat can NOT be sold in the US for human consumption. This bill changes exactly nothing. Again: this bill changes NOTHING. So, animal rights activists, calm the fuck down. Especially you psychotic ones.
This is standard politics. Congress passed yet another bill full of pork. Some special interest group lobbied some politician to sneak this crap into an important bill that absolutely needed to be passed. This was NOT President Obama's idea. But the right wing sure will have fun blaming him for it. They are lying. That's what they do.
If you want anything to be done about this, become a giant corporation and buy yourself a politician. Or, become a politician and be bought by a giant corporation.
Much of the crazy talk about this issue is from this article on Technorati being circulated ad infinitum. First of all, fear mongering lies do not equal truthful reporting. Second, why were you celebrating Thanksgiving six days before it happened? You lied about horse meat restrictions being lifted by Obama and you don't know when Thanksgiving is. I'm supposed to believe you're credible, why?
Departments funded by this bill, which would not be if it was not passed: Department of Commerce, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Economic Development Administration (anyone need a job?) and provides continued funding through Fiscal Year 2012 for the remaining projects and activities of the Federal Government.
The bill also extends higher loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration and the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
The bill also includes $2.3 billion in disaster relief funding.
All this, and it decreased government spending by $750 million from last year.
Since horse meat for human consumption is still illegal in the US, what was the problem again?
Oh, yeah - there was none.
Stop the horseshit.