To an American freedom means other people have an equal right to make choices for their own lives. Freedom does not mean that the self-appointed scolds get to regulate and restrict every behavior they don't like.
Thank you, Matthew Hopkins. The only reason to hide the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in our food is that the industry fears people won't eat food that contains them. Some people don't care. But those of us who do care aren't allowed to know. By hiding GMO information from consumers, the big food manufacturers are showing they don't trust us to make an informed choice. One cannot trust food companies that insist on hiding facts that the consumer wants to know.
soakya, no thanks. I'm smarter than that. (in response to your 7:42 post).
conservative, who wants trans fats? They are mostly artificial. They are manufactured for the convenience of the food industry, not for the health of the consumer.
degage, you're wrong about that (7:41 post).
Clay, I'll bet it's possible to make donuts without trans fats. There are other, natural, healthier kinds of fat, ya' know.
fairmon, do you really think that vulgar comment (5:41) is clever or funny?
Annie, don't forget war profiteers . . . like the friends of Cheney at Halliburton, Blackwater, et al., who were given no-bid contracts for billions of tax money, much of which was wasted, lost, or spent on faulty construction (like showers that electrocuted our soldiers). Profiteering scum make tons of money from the military-industrial complex, and will gin up myriad "reasons" for spending endless amounts of tax money on making war.
So, help to poor and disabled people must be scrutinized and pounced on while corporate subsidies are allowed a pass. What about billions in farm subsidies to giant corporations? What about oil depletion allowances to giant oil companies, which are allowed to drill on federal lands and along our coastlines? If you totaled up the money subsidizing those who don't need it, you'd find far more plundered by corporate greed than by people living at poverty level.
Thank you Mr. LeGrand, for reminding us that the GOP has sabotaged the Affordable Care Act from the start. No wonder the roll-out was flawed. The GOP claims the administration had "years" to prepare the health care website, but that's hogwash since the party of "no, no, no" insisted on delaying and derailing the law, with costly and time-consuming litigation, wasteful attempts to repeal, refusals to fund it, and a disastrous shut-down of the American government. The ACA is a law passed by a majority of Congress, but the TP/GOP brats just cannot accept the rule of law.