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Eye On Boise

Sali proposes suspending the law of gravity

New Idaho Congressman Bill Sali stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday and proposed a bill to reduce gravity by 10 percent to combat obesity – a bill he had all prepared, in his hand – saying that was no more unreasonable than the Democratic legislation to raise the minimum wage. Both, he said, defy "natural laws." It’s a rhetorical tactic Sali’s used before in the Idaho Legislature, and now has brought out on the national scene. The minimum wage bill passed, however. Read Parker Howell’s full report here in today’s Spokesman-Review.

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