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Subject:  Re: Obama's war on consumers Date:  10/4/2013  8:06 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  18653 of 21516

<<I think extensive informational labeling is a waste of effort, but who cares? How can people object to descriptions of what they are eating? It would seem to me that choices in a free marketplace are essential to freedom. Why do conservatives object to people knowing what they are consuming? They can always just ignore it.


Such labels are used to promote public prejudice against products of which some liberals don't approve.

Just as an example, liberals, Democrats and environmentalists proposed an initiative on the Washington State ballot a few years ago that would require that a heavy percentage of electric power be "renewable."

However, 90% of power used in Washington state was ALREADY "renewable" power ----hydroelectric power. These groups decided that renewable power would not include hydro power, which is hardly rational.

All foods are "organic." All foods are composed of "chemicals." Pretty much all foods are "genetically engineered" one way or another.

We should not be using government to impose the fashions of an elite on everyone.

Seattle Pioneer
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