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  •  the rot (1+ / 0-)
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    is overwhelming.  Right wingers who claim that that are too many regulations (same as 'libertarians') refuse to acknowledge that there may be too many regulations for small businesses that are domestically located but there are no regulations for mega corporations or loopholes are 'crafted' into legislation by the mega corporations that effectively makes an 11,00 page legislative atrocity totally useless garbage but overwhelming for small businesses.  However I don't see the democrats doing anything to fix any of it or only doing window dressing around the perimeter of regulatory nightmare.   The 'legislators' in my state is planning to tax the vape shops and basically shutting them down... this is a 'democratic' state ... not really with this crap... they are protecting big pharma and tobacco companies who are losing a lot of business to the vape shops.

    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 09:14:05 AM PST

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    •  You would not believe the regulation in pharma. (0+ / 0-)

      Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations stems from the FD&C Act.  I only worked within one portion of this, mainly Parts 211 and 820.  However, that said, quality assurance ends up being a direct cost to the company.  And something where bean counters seek to cut corners.  Easily done during the presidency of son of bushlips.  

      Luckily Obama has increased the severity with which quality systems are inspected, even with an agency that lacks adequate funding.  That has led to many warning letters to big pharma and quite a few consent decrees.  And, in pharma, if a company signs the consent decree, which they must in order to stay in business, there is a penalty called "disgorgement of profit."  It means exactly that, the profits from a product line that is found to be adulterated must be returned to the FDA as a penalty.

      How many corporations work in that manner?

    •  How the heck is "big pharma" (0+ / 0-)

      in competition with vape shops? Vapor doesn't cure anything, it's just a (probably) nonhazardous way to consume nicotine. I don't think "big pharma" is making a fortune off nicotine products--and people who vape are are probably not the ones who would try to quit smoking by using prescription pills. The enemies of the vape shops are liberal puritans who assume that if it's enjoyable, it must be hazardous to your health.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:29:51 PM PST

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