In their infancy, as in ‘Once Upon A Time’, the FDA and the EPA had high standards and great benefits. They were created as monitors for the public as a result of scams and corruption that caused injurious harm and/or resulted in death.
Today, the same agencies that were created to save us from corruption, collude to defraud us. With burgeoning budgets and unnecessary employees, they have become just another toxic part of the government landscape.
How quickly we forget. It was just 3+ years ago in 2013 when the federal government shutdown occurred. The EPA itself declared that of its roughly 16,200 employees, only 1600 would be considered ‘essential’. That translates to 93% were considered useless or nonessential by its own executives.
In the corporate world that is called – waste.
In fact, the shutdown – which occurred during Obama’s watch and was not Bush’s fault – found that 800,000 government workers were actually considered ‘nonessential’.
The FDA furloughed 45% of its workforce as nonessentials.
The problem is the inherent evolution when oversight becomes a back scratching, personal vendetta, agenda, or simple bribe. And suddenly, it is the new normal and fixing the situation means gutting it and starting fresh. It is the same bureaucracy that mashed out a disastrous Obamacare that is bankrupting middle class. Ben Carson actually read the 20,000+ page mandate, something apparently no one else in Congress chose to do before signing it into law.
The “D” part of the FDA is no different. We have come to accept the host of possible side effects of drugs, many of which include cancer and death. Supposedly, the benefit outway’s the risk. But then we are also plagued with fraudulent studies conducted by corrupted officials and faked studies by corrupted officials, studies that omit data, and studies that are just plain ridiculous.
How do you fix a broken system?
- you don’t ask the good ole boys…
- you follow through on consequences
- you make the consequence outweigh the corruption
- you increase competition in the generic market
- you create a better more definitive definition for ‘efficacy’
- look internally into the qualifications and value of staff
- oversee the approval process with science instead of politics
- fast track litigation consequences – put the fear of God into the pharma’s
The EPA is perhaps – worse. With even larger nonessentials, backlashes of ‘accidents’, nonqualified staff, and pending lawsuits, the EPA is a verifiable ‘MESS’.
How do you fix the EPA?
- fire everyone and start over!
Let the bludgeon come down. Sometimes an organization is just too messed up to ‘fix’, and needs to be eliminated so as to start afresh. Riddled with waste and corruption the EPA has exerted a power freak, control freak agenda that is borderline absurd. To the point that they just recently relaxed the rules that now allow a homeowner to collect rainwater on their own property. (All the water in the sky and ground belong to the government…)
The water-grab by the EPA is so vast that the it allows them to control construction, property evictions, egregious fines, and more in their oversight of streams, ponds, and even runoff. Most opponents consider this to be a tyrannical power grab that puts the public at mercy for water and the government as the King.
Where there is government – there is no completion – and thus the power-grab is complete.