Look Out for Optometric Wolves in Sheep’s Eyewear! (By Chuck Muth)
– It never ceases to amaze how many professional practitioners of the
Dark Art of Political Spin think so much of their own genius - and so
little of the rubes living in the heartland - that they honestly believe
they can try selling ice to Eskimos and get away with it.
Latest example: The Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016
(HR 6157) - which has absolutely nothing to do with protecting consumer
health and 100% to do with protecting the profits of a protected market
Indeed, in complying with the truth-in-labeling laws of this land, a more accurate name for this bill would be “The Optometrist Profit Protection Act of 2016.”
issue is the fact that optometrists are the only medical professionals
who are allowed to not only issue a prescription, but to fill it – at a
significant profit. Specifically, prescriptions for contact lenses.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD Professor of Psephology (homeschooled) Publisher / Irritator-in-Chief
The recent police shooting of an armed man in Charlotte, NC
demonstrates the folly of “feel-good” measures requiring background
checks on private gun sales.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the victim in the incident, Keith Lamont Scott, was carrying a loaded handgun which he bought from a man who stole it during a residential home robbery.
how would a background check have prevented this gun sale, hmm? Does
anyone who is not a complete moron actually think the guy who stole the
gun was going to require Scott to undergo a background check before
selling him the stolen weapon?