Letter: Watchful ‘Big Brother’ not always bad
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Watchful ‘Big Brother’ not always bad
Ah, big government and all those bothersome regulations.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry would do away with the Department of Health and Human Services and the department’s regulations that are constantly getting in the way of profits.
On the other hand, the Food and Drug Administration — part of HHS — refused to allow breast implants made by the French company Poly Implant Prothese to be used in the United States.
Thousands of American women do not have to worry about whether they have to undergo more surgery to have their breast implants removed.
PIP used industrial-grade silicone because it was cheaper than silicone certified for use in the human body, but dozens of the implants have split open, leaking this stuff throughout the victim’s bodies.
There are those who say that government can’t do anything right. In this case it did.
Philip B. Scott