Friday, June 3, 2011

Republicans: pro-obesity, tobacco

The Washington Post:

House Republicans are pushing back against a series of public health measures, including school lunch standards and tobacco regulation, teeing up a confrontation with Senate Democrats and the White House over the reach of government in daily life.

The Republicans have used an agriculture appropriations bill to send several messages: They don’t want the government to require school meals that are more nutritional but also more expensive, they don’t want the government to prod food companies to restrain marketing to children, and they don’t want the Food and Drug Administration to regulate any substance based on anything but “hard science.”

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Science? Really? I thought Republicans hated science, seeing as many of them don't believe in the science of climate change or evolution.

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