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The EPA is influenced by big business in the same way as the revolving door influences Congress. EPA officials alternate between being employed by the EPA and being employed by big business albeit with much more lucrative salaries.
Originally posted by masqua
The EPA is governed, funded by and staffed by whom? Are the people drafting the rulings not drawn from among the ranks of the elected officials and their promoters?
In that case, would it not be reflecting the direction of the party in power?
All the above are questions, because I don't know the facts. Is the EPA a 'stand alone' organ of government, uninfluenced by party policy?
While human testing happens with university student volunteers and incarcerated criminals (also voluntary, I think), this legislation appears to be focussed on the helpless and innocent, which is troubling.
*Bleeding Heart Liberal Commie Pinko Tree-Hugger post*
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
** Devil's advocate post **
its about time those people became useful.
yeah, stop screaming... some testing can only go so far before it has to be tried out on humans.. actually, it happens right now, its called clinical trials. I'll have to study deeper into the article, but after all the spin and liberal bleeding heart mumbo jumbo is stripped away from it.. could this simply be a push to open up another sector of people for the newer and more experimental prodecures out there that only a select few get to have before its released on teh larger market for gigantic profits?
Its al in how its spun and presented. Evil corporations want to spary acid in the eyes of babies for thinly veiled research or is it knee jerk liberal zealotry ending up having a negative side effect on a populatin of people that might be in need of more, newer and possibly better medicine?
even if this did pass, do you think theres an ethics committee that would even give this a second look if there was anythign even remotely shady about it given the current policital climates?
unfortunately, even if it was for good (not 'the good' or 'the greater good') it probably would be shot down becuase too many cant separate big businesss from supposed evil.