Government intrusion is growing at an accelerated rate and why wouldn’t it? There are no brakes on the locomotive which once responded to the people; all the safeties have been removed. The FDA actually believes it has the authority to regulate the consumption of salt and, for the first time, will put “legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in processed foods” , according to a Reuters story in the Washington Post.
“The government plans to work with the food industry and health experts to reduce sodium gradually over a period of years to ratchet down sodium consumption, the newspaper said, citing U.S. Food and Drug Administration sources.”
If you understand how Democrats, with a lop sided balance of power in both Congress and Senate, ‘work with’ the Republicans, knowing there is a rubber stamp waiting in the White House, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out how the FDA will ‘work with’ the food industry, “Shut up and do what you’re told”. You can bet this will eventually be tied to health care reform and the need to cut back once medical care services have to be rationed.
This is no different than the EPA declaration that CO2 is a dangerous pollutant in order to gain control over industry, production and consumption. Cap & Trade legislation or not, the EPA will have its way now that the stars have aligned favorably.
Maybe Obama has fallen for his own press coverage. I heard rumors Obama planned to visit the next Tea Party at the Mall there in Washington with a basket containing five loaves of bread and only two fish. Once everyone had eaten he’d collect the fragments which remained. Of course you’d better not want salt on your fish…
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.