When Republican Donald Trump was running to be the Leader of the Free World, his campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.” Now that the election is over, the President-Elect is asking for the public’s help. He has set up a new website where anybody and everybody can submit their ideas and suggestions for how best to achieve this lofty goal.
And thousands of vapers are eagerly voicing their opinions, particularly about the FDA deeming regulations and a possible Trump post-election reversal.
Greg Conley of the American Vaping Association took to social media in the days preceding November 8 to express his opinions on which presidential candidate was perhaps the most vape-friendly. In an interview with Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch, Conley said that “the orange-guy might be your best bet” to save the vaping industry. Well, the orange guy is heading to the White House on January 20, and he needs all the help he can get.
The election is over, and it’s time to move forward.
Love him or hate him, Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. It’s been a tough road, particularly on the President-Elect himself. Trump knows that he has made some enemies along the way on both sides of the political aisle, but his suggestion website is the real deal.
The website is not some fly-by-night, cheapo, partisan blog made by some obscure Republican PAC. This site has a .gov extension and is extremely easy to complete.
As soon as the viewer logs on, a stark-white webpage pops up with the official emblem of President-Elect Donald Trump. Underneath are four, simple words – “Tell Us Your Story.” All that a vaper has to do is type in their name, email address, and a brief (or lengthy) suggestion of how Mr. Trump can “Make America Great Again.” It’s that easy.
How Trump’s hatred of Obama could lead to a reversal of the FDA deeming regulations
Trump will be the first-ever President to have never been previously elected to public office or serve in the U.S. Military. He is not a traditional politician, and doesn’t fit the typical vision of what a President should be. But one thing is somewhat evident. The man hates President Obama and everything he stands for, including every piece of legislation that Obama ever implemented.
Trump wants to get rid of our European peace treaty NATO, thinks NAFTA was a “disaster,” and refuses to support the newly proposed TPP trade deal. He has also promised to overturn the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) on his very first day in the Oval Office. Once Trump learns that the FDA Deeming Regulations were actually a secret pet-project of Obama’s that he forced through the political system during his last six-months in office, The Donald might just want to overturn those, too – purely out of spite, if nothing else.
Obama and the FDA Deeming Regulations
In late 2009 and still in his first term, Obama signed into law the Tobacco Control Act. The bill sailed through Congress because – at the time – Congress was controlled by the Democrats. It is this single piece of legislation that is the basis for the newly released FDA Deeming Regulations.
Furthermore, Obama named a relatively unknown consultant from a major pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, to be placed in charge of a new branch of the FDA called the Center for Tobacco Products. His name was Mitch Zeller, and he would become solely responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Tobacco Control Act and consequently the FDA Deeming Regulations.
That’s right. To get his Obamacare Package off the ground, Obama gave a Big Pharma Fat Cat the full authority to overregulate and overtax the fledgling and infinitely less powerful vaping industry – an industry whose only sin was the creation of a product that saves millions of lives from smoking addiction while making Big Pharma products like “the patch” and Nicorette gum nearly obsolete.
As you fill out your form on the Donald Trump Suggestion Website, vapers might want to throw in this little tidbit of information just to make sure you get the President-Elect’s full attention.
Article Credit: Matt Rowland