March 15, 2009

At Last, The Government will Protect Us!

Dan Eggen quotes President Obama at the WaPo:

"There are certain things only a government can do," Obama says in the address. "And one of those things is ensuring that the foods we eat, and the medicines we take, are safe and do not cause us harm."

That's all of politics in a nutshell my friends I'm not sure that that appeared in the print edition or is a blog feature, but click through if you want to read about how evil Bush politicized, underfunded and ignored the FDA at the expense of our safety. (You try doing all three of those!)

But this is what one of my favorite bass players would call "the crux of the biscuit." How many voters believe that? I'm afraid too many. A Republican-leaning relative of mine assured me one day that the only reason the grocery store doesn't sell bad meat is USDA regulation. Most people treat me like a crazy old delusional uncle when I tell them stories of the FDA, ImClone, Sam Waksal, and Martha Stewart. They think I am making it up.

Congress Posted by John Kranz at March 15, 2009 11:45 AM

I had forgotten about our nullification discussion, which we can continue since it's now scrolled off.

TG, a warning before you even take a peek: if you wish to have constructive discussion with me, then you'd better cease your logical fallacies and misrepresentations of my own words.

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at March 15, 2009 1:07 PM | What do you think? [1]