Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Like Warren G.... gotta regulate.

(Senate Bill Sets a Plan to Regulate Premiums, Robert Pear, New York Times)
Fearing that health insurance premiums may shoot up in the next few years, Senate Democrats laid a foundation on Tuesday for federal regulation of rates, four weeks after President Obama signed a law intended to rein in soaring health costs.
Of course the healthcare bill was supposed to prevent rising premiums, which is something I'm sure the Government would have gotten around to explaining to us once they themselves figured out where it was located in those 2,000 pages. In the interim? Price controls.

So I hooks a left on the 21....

(Fast action to limit salt in processed foods pushed by Sen. Harkin, Rep. DeLauro, Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post)

Two members of Congress urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to move quickly to limit the amount of salt in processed foods, calling the matter a "public health crisis" that demanded a swift response from government.
Because the answer, is always going to be a large government program that limits consumer choice and personal freedom right? How much longer until we get personal consumption limits on hotdogs? Burgers? Bacon?

Or, better yet, that some bureaucrat with a Masters in organizational development who graduated in the bottom quartile of their class at Harvard three years ago decides that meat in general is 'bad' and therefore should be totally restricted from the American market?

Yes, the 'slippery slope' is a logical fallacy, but we were promised by healthcare proponents that we wouldn't see this type of thing if HC reform passed. The truth will out I guess.

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