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FDA Budget: More Money for the “Fraud and Death Administration”
The FDA’s budget will increase by an astounding 23% under a plan being discussed in the media and Federal administration. The Los Angeles Times, in a copyright article, reported, “The Food and Drug Administration is a major exception to the Obama administration’s freeze on discretionary spending in the 2011 budget.”
The story also revealed that “More than one-third of the 2011 budget — about $1.5 billion — would come from user fees paid by businesses that make payments for FDA services such as evaluating new applications for drugs and medical devices.”* On closer view, about eighty percent of the budget increase is from these ‘fees.’
It is interesting to analyze just what these ‘user fees’ entail. Sometimes govt acts like a private person, providing a service and charging for it. Admission fees for national parks or monuments, and the like, fit into that category of true user fees. More local levels of govt charge fees for filing copies of deeds and the like. These are also true user fees, charged to the actual user of an actual service. There are many more examples.
We must distinguish these from the ‘user fees’ (actually, taxes) charged by a govt agency for the ‘privilege’ of being regulated. That sort of charge to a business always gets passed along to the consumer who, involuntarily, pays the extraction. This is a type of hidden tax and should be accounted for as any other tax.
And what will this agency, that Dr. R on Paul has told us “abuses power,” do with all this extra money? Reduce the general taxes used by the agency? No. That goes up too. The money will be used to increase its work force by ten percent, showing truly:
“He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance…”
Will this increase in bureaucracy finally reverse the scandal of over a hundred thousand people each year dropping dead after correctly using FDA approved drugs? Nearly half the drugs the agency approves are later withdrawn from the market or restricted.
Clearly the campaign to protect food and natural remedies from the clutches of the FDA must continue; stopping John McCain’s fake “Dietary Supplement Safety” bill, DSSA, at the start of March 2010 is in no way a final victory against those who want to impose the international restrictions of Codex Alimentarius on our American dietary supplement, food and natural remedies rights.
If you are a health care worker, or may ever give health care services to anyone, please take the Health Keepers Oath:
“I am a health care professional, not an agent of State-mediated death and will conduct myself in accord with that identify. I swear, to all future generations, “Never again” will the health care professions be used, as they were in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Empire, to murder and oppress any individual. Never Again! Never here! Never on my watch!”
Stand with the Health Freedom Movement; stand for Liberty; stand against the misuse of power and money that characterizes the FDA.