Incredibly, the Senate, which was, I naively believed, controlled by the GOP, has voted to subject tobacco to the FDA.
A dreary ‘Republican’ by the name of DeWine (R-Ohio) (he’s the lead sponsor of the bill along, revealingly, with Ted Kennedy), claims that “a lot of lives will be saved”. Over at Reason, Jacob Sullum isn’t so sure.
Interestingly, a number of Republicans only signed up for this mess as part of a deal that included $12 billion in spending on a bailout for tobacco growers.
Big government meddling and big government spending – all in one fat package.
Thanks for nothing, Dr. Frist.