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Exchanges reveal an ugly American abroad out to bring down conservatives
Topic - Sam Kazman
President Obama recently told the country that regulations have "gotten out of balance, placing unreasonable burdens on business - burdens that have stifled innovation." If the president wants to treat the root causes of declining medical innovation, his administration will have to take a hard look at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Scenes of a graveyard and the words, "Smoking can kill you," may one day cover the entire top half of a cigarette package if the federal government's new warning label system comes to pass.
"Frankly, we think there is not an adult in this country who is not fully aware of the fact that smoking is one very risky activity," said Sam Kazman, general counsel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy organization.
He said when Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat and co-sponsor of the tobacco control bill, was asked about Mr. Obama's smoking, "his words were basically, 'The president is an adult; he's entitled to make his own decisions.'