Jobs are like the weather for Democrats. They talk a lot about them but don’t do anything to create them. In fact, they do just the opposite. Already Obama has turned thumbs down to the 25,000 jobs the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have created, and nixed offshore drilling that would almost single handedly rejuvenate the Gulf Coast economy. You’d almost think he hates either jobs or energy, or both.
Now comes another federal agency captive of ideological zealots, the FDA, which plans to subject cigars to the same nanny-state regulations that govern cigarettes. The result would mean the closure of hundreds of cigar shops and the loss of thousands of jobs related to cigar enjoyment:
The FDA spokesperson explained that a “proposed rule deeming cigars to be subject to FDA’s jurisdiction” could be “finalized” after a public-comment period expires, giving the agency the authority to regulate “any product that meets the definition of a ‘tobacco product’ under the TCA, including cigars, little cigars, and certain novel nicotine containing products (such as certain electronic cigarettes).”
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