Friday, September 9, 2005

Yet Another Example Of How The Democrats Are Just As Despicable As The Republicans

Senate OKs Restrictions on Cold Medicines

Sep 9, 12:19 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of over-the-counter cold remedies used to make methamphetamine would be restricted under a bill that passed the Senate on Friday.

The measure, approved by unanimous consent, would require stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines only from behind the pharmacy counter.

Those medicines contain ingredients that can be extracted to manufacture the highly addictive drug that has wreaked havoc in communities across the country.

Consumers would have to show a photo ID, sign a log, and be limited to 7.5 grams - or about 250 30-milligram pills - in a 30-day period.

Computer tracking would prevent customers from exceeding the limit at other stores, according to the bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jim Talent, R-Mo.

The bill is still pending in the House.

Wow... photo ID, signatures, computer tracking to make sure we don't purchase "too much" at the stores in our region? And we pay for this type of inane legislation... at least those who do not take active steps to avoid the taxes that pay their salaries. Did our taxes serve the Katrina victims? Barely. Are social programs slashed and burned regularly? Indeed. People starve while we pay these public servants, I mean overlords, to create ever more nonsensical and/or oppressive legislation in the time that they can spare from enriching themselves and their cronies.

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