Republican Nirvana: No government regulations

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    The GOP is always going about how government regulations hurt business, suggesting that modern-day businesses can be trusted with the public's health and safety, that no business would knowingly sell a tainted product.

    Well...you know what? There's a REASON for those regulations and the current outbreak of fungal meningitis demonstrates it perfectly!

    The outbreak, which has killed 5 people and sickened 30 so far, is traced back to a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, MA which sold the fungus contaminated product to doctors and hospitals for injecting into people's spinal cords. Compounding pharmacies do not fall under FDA supervision. Instead, that's left to the states and the FDA only becomes involved when something awful happens. Well..it's happened. It seems that leaving such oversight to the states might not be that good a deal after all.

    Worse, Massachusetts is a tort reform state, where the amount of punitive damages is limited. A victim, or the victim's survivors, may collect actual damages plus $500,000 for punitive damages and no more. And, good luck to them collecting even that as the business is now shuttered and their website is down. In other words, they'll now file for bankruptcy and escape any punishment for their lax safety standards at all, which were so bad that regulators once found a batch of product with VISIBLE contamination!

    This is the GOP's dream for America. No, or weak, regulations. Lax government oversight. Tort reform, so the businesses won't have to suffer too badly for their profit-motivated endangerment of the public.

    That's government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations. Mitt Romney supports it all.


    Meningitis Outbreak Highlights Hazards of Drug Compounding - ABC News
     
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    Romney was pretty clear that he understood the need for regulations. Just regulations that help. Most of our regulations are designed to destroy, not help.
     
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    Uh, huh. So you and he say.
     
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    Oldguy must've missed the debate. Was passed out at the VFW Post.
     
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    Caveat emptor is the lazy man's regulation, puts all the blame on people who are already dead.
     
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    I saw the debate. What's it got to do with this?
     
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    So the GOP is against all government regulation (wrong). Prescription drugs are of course not one of the most heavily regulated areas of commerce (wrong). And the fact that there was one incident means that we need more gov't regulation. (wrong).

    I'd say you don't know jack shit as to what you're yammering about.
     
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    If we had maximum government, no one would ever die
     
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    Why do you liberals insist on over exaggerating and then lying about what Romney said?? Do you think people couldn't hear what he said and will believe your lies??? I don't knowanyone in this entire country who has said, "No government regulation," NOT ONE.. So why lie and create a propaganda thread on it?? Is this it? Is this what liberals have to show their cause, their agenda to be a just one??!! LIES??
     
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    Hey motherfucker who is writing the regulations at present? Did it prevent these deaths? And Secondly Massachussetts is a democrat bastion of liberalism it isn't the Republicans fucking fault that they have fucking tort reform.
     
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