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Health freedom alert: Congressman Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill
Natural News ^ | 4/30/10 | Mike Adams

Posted on 05/01/2010 2:31:11 PM PDT by goodnesswins

(NaturalNews) Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers of the FTC (not the FDA, but the FTC) to terrorize nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement companies.

This is a little-known secret about the FTC and the nutritional supplements business: The FTC routinely targets nutritional supplement companies that are merely telling the truth about their products. Some companies are threatened by merely linking to published scientific studies about their products.

For example, here's an important article that describes how to FDA criminally extorts money out of supplement companies:

The FTC does much the same thing. They target a particular company that's having success in the natural products marketplace, then they accuse that company of "inferring" that their products have some health benefit. From there, the FTC demands that the company engage in paying a massive fine to the FTC, which the FTC calls "consumer redress" even though none of the money actually goes to the consumers.

If you try to fight the FTC, they haul you into their own special "FTC courts" which are not public courts where you have the benefit of a jury, but rather they are courts where the judges are actually FTC employees and you have no rights. You are essentially guilty until proven innocent, and virtually no one has been found innocent by the FTC.

If the King says you're guilty, then you're guilty The FTC also forces you to sign a "consent decree" which involves you admitting to committing crimes that you have actually never committed. These crimes include the "criminal misrepresentation of a product" by, for example, explaining that walnuts help support healthy cholesterol levels or that cherries ease symptoms of inflammation.

Using these methods, the FTC has extorted tens of millions of dollars out of nutritional supplement companies. More importantly, it has terrorized the industry and put several companies out of business, denying the American public access to products that could improve their health and prevent disease.

Waxman wants the FTC to have even more power over your vitamins Now Congressman Henry Waxman wants to give the FTC even more powers by allowing the FTC to write its own laws without Congressional approval. This would allow a rogue agency to simply invent any new law it wants, such as requiring nutritional supplement companies to spend hundreds of millions of dollars "proving" the efficacy of a vitamin before they can sell it.

This will allow the FTC to utterly circumvent DSHEA -- the law passed in 1994 that provides basic protections to vitamin and supplement manufacturers. This will result in an FTC war on vitamins and supplements that would no doubt see this rogue agency attempting to destroy the entire industry and imprison the founders and executives of all the top supplement manufacturers.

This is how bad things have become in America today: The criminal CEOs of drug companies are allowed to commit felony crimes, engage in routine price fixing fraud and fix their research with fraudulent clinical trials, yet the FTC and FDA do nothing. But when an honest nutritional supplement company says something like, "Walnuts are good for your heart," they get threatened with imprisonment or have their entire life savings stolen away from them by the FTC through a series of "fines."

Your help is urgently needed to halt this madness Join and the Alliance for Natural Health to protest this deceptive action by Henry Waxman -- a lifelong opponent of natural medicine who is trying to covertly inject this expansion of FTC powers into the Finance Reform Bill.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antifreedom; tyranny; vitamins; waxman
I cannot express here what I think about what is going on in this country....I'd be banned...
1 posted on 05/01/2010 2:31:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: goodnesswins

Can’t we just ban all representation from the left coast until they become solvent Americans?

2 posted on 05/01/2010 2:36:39 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: mapmaker77

Don’t you mean “SOYLENT” Americans?

3 posted on 05/01/2010 2:40:40 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: goodnesswins
Pushing this through will be to straw that broke the camel's back to me. Don't f**k with my supplements.

Maybe Waxman is angry because his mother didn't take enough supplements. Lord knows there is got to be a reason he looks like he does.
4 posted on 05/01/2010 2:40:41 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: goodnesswins

How do you spell “Noztralitis”?

5 posted on 05/01/2010 2:41:10 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: goodnesswins

Remember that JOHN McCAIN was an original sponsor of this “Vitamin-Grabbing” bill.....

Please Arizonans.....please vote that liberal McCain out in August

6 posted on 05/01/2010 2:42:04 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate .....
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To: randomhero97

Being very ugly right out of the chute, evil leftist fanaticism has resulted in the appearance of this filthy little toad. Wouldn’t you be angry if you looked like Henry Waxman?

7 posted on 05/01/2010 2:47:07 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: HighWheeler
was there an "Anti-Electric Nosehair Trimmer Amendment" attached to the bill, too?

Or will he work that one into the Climate Bill?


8 posted on 05/01/2010 2:49:01 PM PDT by digger48
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To: hkp123
"Don’t you mean “SOYLENT” Americans?"

That would not be very palatable and is sure to cause severe nausea.

9 posted on 05/01/2010 2:59:05 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental and social illness)
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To: digger48

**”Anti-Electric Nosehair Trimmer Amendment” **

We Call it .. WEEDWACKER!!!

10 posted on 05/01/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (To anger a Conservative, Lie to them. To anger a Liberal, tell them the TRUTH!)
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To: davisfh


11 posted on 05/01/2010 3:26:00 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: goodnesswins; pandoraou812

Our government has become nothing more than a criminal racket.

12 posted on 05/01/2010 3:37:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: goodnesswins

Can Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) be used against the Feds? It should since they get away with more crime than the “mafia” ever could/can/will do.

13 posted on 05/01/2010 4:51:26 PM PDT by Trajan88 (
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To: goodnesswins

Our U.S. Constitution is being gutted not by changing the words but by making the words meaningless through the use of regulations and taxes.

14 posted on 05/01/2010 5:57:56 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: goodnesswins
Using these methods, the FTC has extorted tens of millions of dollars out of nutritional supplement companies.

This is what liberals have made of our government: a giant extortion ring.

Laws are passed, regulations are drafted and enforced...for the sole purpose of extorting money from American business.

Taxes are not enough. They have to steal from us, too.

15 posted on 05/01/2010 6:11:49 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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