Ok so I got my official canned response from Saxby Chambliss. I'll include the whole response below but first here is the part that makes me want to scream....
I understand that this is a huge issue and my black and white viewpoint on this may be unpopular.
When I make an investment its a choice, I may choose to invest in a money market account, or in Stock for XyzCorp. It's my choice. If I want to invest in something high risk then I need to be aware I may loose my investment. That is the definition of risk.
Well according to an ABC news story Hershey's has begun transitioning products to more cost effective Vegetable Oil in its 'frankenchocolate' instead of using cocoa butter as required by FDA labeling for a product labeled chocolate. Some of you may recall I have already covered that they were trying to get the labeling guidelines changed so they could change the ingredients without telling anyone.
This is not for your health.
This is not to lower the price for you.
Over at The Consumerist they are running a story about the Grocery Shrink Ray hitting food stuffs in the UK. They have already been running nearly daily stories about the shrink ray and what it means to consumers but this one story has an apologist for the industry that just stroked the wrong nerve in me. His name is Alex Beckett and here is what he said that bothered me.
I was minding my own business surfing the web tonight and came across an article that pissed me off so bad... It was about how our schools suck. Having a daughter who will be in first grade next year and who has attended pre-k and kindergarten at the very same school I gave it a whirl. I have to tell you that after reading this pile of crap I wouldn't line my birdcage with it. So since I like to dispute bullshit here goes.
Ok, lets face it the sinking ship that is our economy is going down faster than an intern at the White House during the Clinton administration. One of the ways that the creators of consumer products is coping with this is by shrinking your product sizes quietly, without fanfare and charging you the same price. If you weren't aware of this practice take a look at The Consumerist and their section on the shrinking sizes of the products you use.
Pulling the Bullshit alarm on Mouseprint Story about Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage ( Phytosterol )
It's not very often nowadays that I outright sound the bullshit alarm so maybe this will have more umph!
Over at Mouseprint they usually have a great deal of 'good' consumer information. However on this one I think they are being led by three blind mice.
Don't purchase a car with financing through Drivetime unless you want the world to know your business.
I would like to encourage Mr. Perdue to please sign the bill HB89. As a concealed weapons permit holder I feel that my rights as a responsible adult are curtailed since I cannot carry into my workplace and cannot leave my weapon in my car.
That means from when I leave my home for work until I return home in the evening I am not able to protect my self should it be needed because of policies put in place by my employer that provide NO protections from a determined person who wishes to forcibly carry a gun into the workplace.