Statements about Public Health
"House Republicans are ramming through legislation ... to classify pizza as a 'vegetable' for the purpose of school lunches."
Says the giant African land snail "carries human meningitis."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
Wisconsin bill "grants drug companies and medical device manufacturers immunity from injuries and deaths caused by their products."
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
Say water fluoridation started in Nazi Germany ghettos and death camps to pacify the Jews.
Says "Every year air pollution protections are delayed, another 34,000 people will die prematurely."
Says he "got lobbied" by a woman with late-stage cancer about vaccinating Texas girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
"An amazing 5,400 jobs were lost in the first 12 months of the (smoking) ban’s implementation in Ohio’s hospitality industry alone."
Says potential GOP U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supported "Obamacare"
"Certainly we're going to be the most restrictive state in the land … in terms of who can get medical marijuana, how it will be prescribed and how it will be achieved in terms of moving it into the marketplace."
On repeal of Wisconsin's smoking ban
"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."
"Obesity kills 34 children per hour."
"The health care price tag for childhood obesity in Georgia is $2.4 billion annually and rising."
"The new beverage tax will increase the cost of sodas, juice drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, and flavored water up to 50%."
"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."
"Over the last 10 years, Georgia's public health has declined."
Says the fluoride Austin is putting in its drinking water is "toxic waste."
"We don't need a separate (prescription drug) database ... Pharmacies already have a database in place."
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