A lot of regs, but too popular to repeal
Says that the new financial services law requires 358 regulatory filings.
Filled up with un-so
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."
Stickers missing, though Texans might not be getting cheated
Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.
No evidence Perry threw weight behind 'file-and-use' regulatory system
Back to Basics
"Perry pushed for a law that lets insurance companies raise homeowners’ rates without having to justify the increase."
We're No. 1 in likely and potential fraud
"Florida is now the No. 1 state in the country for automobile accident fraud."
A Democratic talking point that's not quite true
The financial services bill will end "too-big-to-fail."
And sewer alligators will be set loose next month
"Cell phone numbers go public this month."
Challenger overlooked health department role
Says a careless attitude and "poor oversight by the Texas Department of Agriculture" led to deaths and illnesses traced to a Texas peanut plant.
Yikes! Smoking is more dangerous than murder and car accidents
Every year tobacco kills more Americans than did World War II — more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined.
Poisoned peanuts and flawed federal food authority
"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 legitimate beef with ham sandwich regulations
"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."
Some bad apples
"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."
Biotech foods less widespread and better tested than Kucinich says
"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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