Statements about Consumer Safety

Says that the new financial services law requires 358 regulatory filings.  

Says Texas has so few gas-pump inspectors in the field, "the HEBs of this state, the Brookshires of this state, they're calibrating their own gas pumps. The (Texas Department of Agriculture) just sends them the stickers and they calibrate them."

Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.

"Perry pushed for a law that lets insurance companies raise homeowners’ rates without having to justify the increase."

"Florida is now the No. 1 state in the country for automobile accident fraud."

The financial services bill will end "too-big-to-fail."

"Cell phone numbers go public this month."

Says a careless attitude and "poor oversight by the Texas Department of Agriculture" led to deaths and illnesses traced to a Texas peanut plant.

Every year tobacco kills more Americans than did World War II — more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined.

"When the salmonella source was finally identified, FDA officials had to wait for industry approval before they could go live with the [peanut] recall."

"A ham and cheese sandwich on one slice of bread is the responsibility of the USDA ... But a ham and cheese sandwich on two slices of bread is the responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration."

"Our children's safety is potentially at risk because nearly half of the apple juice consumed by our children comes from apples grown in China."

"Our whole food system in this country...most of it is genetically engineered. And (there is) no testing for the health consequences of this food."

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