"Incentivizing" is something that central economic planners do, not
free-marketeers. I'd prefer a more radical plan, myself, like abolishing the
FDA completely in favor of private certification organizations, instead---ones
that function rather like how Underwriters' Laboratories functions in the
consumer-electronics industry.Governmental regulatory agencies
invariably tend to be "captured" by the largest businesses in whatever
industries they regulate, and then serve their interests above the interests of
their smaller competitors, as well as of their customers. Such agencies are no
substitute for a thriving free-market network of citizens' watchdoggery,
investigative journalism, grassroots boycotts, et cetera.
Follow the corporation's money and contributions.
Sen. Hatch does not hold open town hall meetings. Only selected guests are
invited. That way he doesn't have to face any embarrassing questions.
What's in it for Mr. Hatch?
Could anyone please tell me when Senator Hatch has a public town hall
meeting?Does anyone know?
I find it disturbing that in all the discussion in the article, I did not see
anything about improving the health of people. All I saw was Senator Hatch and
his associates arguing to improve the bottom line of investors.Is
there any wonder why the health care system is broken?
Sen Hatch shouldn't get involved in discussing FDA regulation given how much
bias he has with his deep connections (son who is a lobbyists) and financial
ties to the supplement industry.I'm not here to get into regulation
of the supplement industry. I believe it is necessary (seen horrific cases of
patient's with side effects of common supplements purchased at GMC), but I also
understand why people are hesistant to have govt step up and regulate this
industry.With that said, Hatch has NO BUSINESS getting involved with
criticizing the FDA and he should lay low on this issue.
I have a hard time accepting Sen. Hatch's opinion on these matters given that he
is so tied to the "supplement" business.
Just one more attempt by Orrin to protect his special interest contributors at
the expense of ordinary people.Hasn't he already done enough damage?
"...health care reform...".senator hatch has been a United
States Senator for 35 years.senator hatch's Republican Party
controlled the White House and the Congress from 2001 until 2006senator hatch NOW calls for health care reform?Oh, sorry, health
care reform to spur investment.Of course.A. Lincoln was
correct:"...Republicans are for both the man and the dollar,
but in case of conflict, the dollar before the man...".Forget
about reform to make health care more affordable.Pursue reform to
make more money for your donors.Corporations are people."...In 1976 in his first run for public office, (hatch) was elected to
the United States Senate, defeating Democrat Frank Moss, a three-term incumbent.
Among other issues, (hatch) criticized Moss's 18-year tenure in the Senate,
saying that many Senators, including Moss, had lost touch with their
constituents...".Hatch has definitely, not, lost touch with
those "constituents" that feed his war chest.
Actually, isn't Mr. Hatch annoyed because the FDA wants to control his
supplements? We have read that Orrin takes many of these. He is well known in
his promotion of companies who manufacture vitamins and supplements.The
FDA and the public have been burned when they have ok'd certain dangerous
devices and medicines. The public then suffers.Orrin, are you just trying
to get some new investments lined up for your rich and famous buddies? Are they
frustrated that all the money they are hoarding in the bank is not making a good
return these days?