Jack Link’s Presents: Messin’ With Taxpayers

If you’re a taxpayer and you like beef jerky, I have good and bad news. The good news is that Jack Link’s is expanding the production facilities at its corporate home in Minong, Wisconsin. The bad news is the expansion is being “made possible” with a $365,000 federal grant to Minong for infrastructure upgrades.

The money comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. Curiously, the state’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation doesn’t mention in thepress release that the money is coming from federal taxpayers:

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FDA escalates war against Amish dairy farmers

KIZERS, Pa. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ratcheted up its war on Amish raw dairy farmers on Dec. 6, filing a “motion for summary judgment,” with Pennsylvania judge Lawrence Stengler, asking for a permanent injunction against dairy farmer Dan Allgyer. If granted, the injunction would forbid him from selling fresh milk to out of state customers, according to the Farm Food Freedom Coalition.

FDA regulation 21 CFR §1240.61 criminalizes the sale of unpasteurized milk intended to cross state lines. But Tenth Amendment Center director Michael Boldin says banning the interstate sale of raw milk does not even fall within the powers of the federal government under the Constitution. While the FDA goes to great lengths to point out it only regulates interstate distribution, leaving intrastate regulation of raw milk to the states, Boldin says the FDA position still stretches the meaning of the commerce clause beyond the breaking point.

“If, like any legal document, the words of the constitution mean today the same as they meant the moment the people ratified it, we need to understand the meaning of the word regulate, in regards to commerce, from the time of the founding,” he said.  “And regulate most certainly did not mean control, prohibit, mandate, or ban.”

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How Dare They?

cross-posted from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center Debt Slavery: Debt bondage (or bonded labour) is when a person pledges him or herself against a loan.   In debt bondage, the services required to repay the debt may be undefined, and the services’ duration may be undefined.  Debt bondage can be passed on from generation to generation. With more than $15 Trillion in…

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