(June 13, 2008) — Frank Esposito's recent article, “Senate Democrats present bill banning BPA” (May 5, Page 7), should have contained a subtitle, something like, “Let the pandering begin.”
I find the timing ironic in that this is a group of “heavy hitters” in the Democratic Party who realize what a state of shambles it is in.
*Two Democratic presidential candidates slugging it out for the entire world to see.
*The historic low approval rating numbers of both Democratic-controlled houses.
*The only truly “ground-breaking” legislation they have passed is the minimum-wage increase.
With this realization, they have apparently decided to go back to their original formula, to “go with what you know.”
They must be thinking, “We have to ban this to …”
*Save the environment.
*Save the children.
*Insert your emotional plea here.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his associates' call for a ban totally discounts the authority of the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, both of which have declared that current allowable levels of bisphenol A are completely safe.
This all sounds like it's just a Democratic ploy to try to gather back its political base because of the fragmentation of the party.
My question is: Which government department will they usurp next because they say it doesn't know what it's talking about?