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New Hope Network released a statement regarding the decision of Jason Chaffetz to not seek re-election.

Chaffetz most notable offense was to suggest that low-income Americans favor having an iPhone instead of healthcare.

“Americans have choices, and they’ve gotta make a choice. And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they wanna go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own healthcare. They’ve gotta make those decisions themselves.”

Chaffetz also is hell-bent on continuing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server use. Meanwhile, he has refused to investigate Donald Trump, including his taxes and potential business conflicts including those with Russia. Before voting to repeal and replace Obamacare on a bill that would abolish coverage for pre-existing conditions, Chaffetz had surgery to take care of a 12-year old injury.

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All About Money

Chaffetz has made news for his taking BIG money for the supplement industry.

Supplement makers give big money to Chaffetz

A Hatch vs. Chaffetz contest could force industry to pick sides

According to OpenSecret.org, Chaffetz took $113,450 from the Pharmaceuticals/Health Products sector.

Granted that’s significantly less than Orrin Hatch who took almost 3/4 of a million dollars from the industry but is still a significant amount.

The article by Rick Polito also portrayed Democratic senators Dick Durbin and Richard Bluemnthal as forces of darkness. What they have done is to force supplements to abide by federal labeling laws the same way that drugs do. That’s not a bad thing. Right now, anyone can bottle anything, call it a supplement, and say on the label something similar to, “These statements are not proven by the FDA.”

Here’s what the FDA requires of vitamins and supplements

 

 

Companies can bottle something, market it as something but then put on the bottle that it basically may not be true.

What shit is that?

As a consumer, I want to know what I’m paying for, what I’m ingesting, and if it works or not.

Frankly, I think this enormous amount of money in exchange for support is untoward and something the American public should realize affects their daily lives and livelihood.

You can read New Hope Network’s statement here.

 

–Ken Choy

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