An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Just in time for the long holiday weekend: Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would force the imposition of federal standards for sunscreen lotion labels.
“As families prepare for Memorial Day festivities, and plan outings this summer, most will be outdoors without adequate sun protection, even if they use sunscreen,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the sponsor, said this week. “This is because there are currently no rules that sunscreen makers must follow when making claims about the level of protection their products provide.”
I can’t even think of words to express my incredulity. Is there NOTHING they won’t stick their fingers in? This is patently absurd. People have been using sunscreen for quite a while now, and it’s done what it’s suppose to do, when used correctly. Then, there is the common sense factor. If you are blood red after being out in the sun for too long….go the hell inside! If you burn easily, stay in shaded areas.
According to Reed, forcing the application of the FDA proposal would require labels to “disclose the level of UVA protection in a standard format that appears near the sun protection factor rating, and ensure that the SPF rating actually corresponds to a product’s protection against UVB rays.”
They’ve spent this country into debt the likes of which it has never seen before, and yet this is how they spend their time? Worrying about “a standard format” on a freakin’ bottle of sunscreen?
“I look forward to a summer when Americans can finally feel protected from the sun’s harmful rays,” Reed said.
I look forward to a life when Americans can finally feel protected from the feckless weasels in the U.S. Government!