Monday, May 3, 2010

And then they came for the whole-fooders...

Lefty granola-eaters shocked... shocked to find out Congress is using some backdoor manuevers to slip items into the Wall St. reform bill.

Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers of the FTC (not the FDA, but the FTC) to terrorize nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement companies.

This is a little-known secret about the FTC and the nutritional supplements business: The FTC routinely targets nutritional supplement companies that are merely telling the truth about their products. Some companies are threatened by merely linking to published scientific studies about their products.

Welcome to the struggle, gang.


Harrison said...

It would be interesting to know more about how some companies are being threatened as you say.

Dean said...

It was a pull quote. I have no knowledge as to the extent of anybody being threatened by the FTC other than what the linked article provides.

I was just amused by the notion of a set of libs who have suddenly noticed that Obama's statist agenda has consequences for them as well.