Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

Sign the Petition by Leaving A Comment Below!
Indies Oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

Watch this video and then read the Petition below. Sign the Petition opposing the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 by leaving your name and comment in the comments section below! The petition is for everyone: consumers and the small businesses who make the products they love!

          

This video summarizes the Indie Beauty Network’s position against the Discussion Draft of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, the legislation that would put thousands of Indies out of business by forcing them to pay outrageous registration fees and comply with burdensome paperwork.

If passed, this law would drive consumers back to the days when they could only choose between a few huge, faceless, nameless big box stores and brands for their cosmetics and personal care products. And fewer consumer choices always leads to higher prices.

Tell Congress you want none of it by reading this Petition and then leaving your comment below as your signature to the Petition opposing the draft law. Please include your name, city and state with your comment/signature!!

Petition

We are the owners of small cosmetics companies, and the customers who love their products.

We understand that laws must be in place to protect everyone from unsafe products, but we are outraged by the Draft Legislation that would require small cosmetics companies to pay thousands of dollars a year in registration fees and comply with burdensome paperwork that would serve only to put them out of business.

If passed the legislation would deny thousands of families the ability to earn an honest living, and also deprive consumers of the variety of cosmetics and personal care products available to choose from.

We oppose this law and condemn any companies that support it as being interested only in creating an unlevel playing field where small and family owned businesses will be forced from the marketplace before they even get a chance to start out.

We urge you, as our representatives in Congress, to stop this law which would serve only to make it even harder for families to support themselves. We call instead for a real and meaningful discussion about how Congressional goals can be accomplished without enacting unfair laws that make it impossible for small businesses to survive.

In signing this Petition, we formally request that the Discussion Draft of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 be marked up so that the legitimate concerns of small businesses and the consumers they serve can be translated into reasonable laws that protect consumers without also killing small businesses by making them pay unfair fees and comply with burdensome paperwork.

We sincerely thank you for your time.

Spread the Word!

Please feel free to post the video at your blog, myspace page, website and anywhere else it can help spread the word against this anti-small and anti-family business legislation.

Click here for the YouTube link. Then copy the Embed link to the right of the video into your website, blog, etc.

Please send your customers and colleagues to this blog post to sign this Petition so we can easily keep count of the number of signatories.

After you sign the Petition by leaving your name and comments in the comments section below, you could even cut and paste the Petition text and send it to Virgil Miller at [deleted]. Mr. Miller is a Professional Staff Member with the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

Our goal is to collect 100,000 signatories to present to Congress. Support small businesses! Support a vibrant marketplace! Make Your voice count!

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  • http://www.yougogirlsoaps.com Stacie Branson

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My business is very small and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • http://www.yougogirlsoaps.com Stacie Branson

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My business is very small and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • http://www.artisannaturals.com Stephanie Barron

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small independant business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations would be too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley be the demise of a business that I have worked on for the last five years.
    I am just now obtaining a level that my business can support itself without bootstrap funding, and this would seriously put me back.

  • http://www.artisannaturals.com Stephanie Barron

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small independant business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations would be too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley be the demise of a business that I have worked on for the last five years.
    I am just now obtaining a level that my business can support itself without bootstrap funding, and this would seriously put me back.

  • http://dr-flower.com Regina

    This sort of legislation is parallel to that of small farmers in my opinion. Do we sit idly by and allow it? Nope! Diversity, local, and sustainable choices on food AND beauty products is what I’d like to see as a consumer much less a small business owner. Let me know how I can help. ~Regina

  • http://dr-flower.com Regina

    This sort of legislation is parallel to that of small farmers in my opinion. Do we sit idly by and allow it? Nope! Diversity, local, and sustainable choices on food AND beauty products is what I’d like to see as a consumer much less a small business owner. Let me know how I can help. ~Regina

  • http://www.soap-queen.blogspot.com Anne-Marie

    I would love to post the video at my blog. Can you tell me more about how to grab it? Is it on YouTube to post or another format?
    It’s a complete overview of all that is flawed about this misguided act. Kudos to you for taking copious amounts of information in and distilling it down to something that is easily understandable for everyone.

  • http://www.soap-queen.blogspot.com Anne-Marie

    I would love to post the video at my blog. Can you tell me more about how to grab it? Is it on YouTube to post or another format?
    It’s a complete overview of all that is flawed about this misguided act. Kudos to you for taking copious amounts of information in and distilling it down to something that is easily understandable for everyone.

  • http://www.abodycandle.com Christine Stanton

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 really ties the hands of small business owners. The fee is unfair and would put many of us out of business!

  • http://www.abodycandle.com Christine Stanton

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 really ties the hands of small business owners. The fee is unfair and would put many of us out of business!

  • http://www.shearadiancesupplies.com Funlayo

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Thanks dM for spearheading the effort

  • http://www.shearadiancesupplies.com Funlayo

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Thanks dM for spearheading the effort

  • http://www.aromaleigh.com Kristen Leigh Bell

    Donna Maria, Thank you for your hard work representing the Indie Business Network members in relation to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Aromaleigh is completely at odds with any legislature which forces unfair fees on small businesses. These fees are nothing for large corporations. How about a fee structure based on gross sales, not just the same fee for everyone?
    We as small businesses aren’t trying to escape regulation, we just want consideration and fairness!
    Thank you again!

  • http://www.aromaleigh.com Kristen Leigh Bell

    Donna Maria, Thank you for your hard work representing the Indie Business Network members in relation to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Aromaleigh is completely at odds with any legislature which forces unfair fees on small businesses. These fees are nothing for large corporations. How about a fee structure based on gross sales, not just the same fee for everyone?
    We as small businesses aren’t trying to escape regulation, we just want consideration and fairness!
    Thank you again!

  • http://www.countrymeadowcreations.com Colleen Johnston

    Thank you for creating and posting this petition and for looking our for Indie Business Owners. I will be adding a link to this post on my blog to help spread the news.

  • http://www.countrymeadowcreations.com Colleen Johnston

    Thank you for creating and posting this petition and for looking our for Indie Business Owners. I will be adding a link to this post on my blog to help spread the news.

  • http://www.saponifier.com Kathy Tarbox

    dM, like I said the other day – thank you for all your hard work and all that your doing for the protection of the industry.

  • http://www.saponifier.com Kathy Tarbox

    dM, like I said the other day – thank you for all your hard work and all that your doing for the protection of the industry.

  • Ken Amato

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must not be passed in it’s current form. More regulation will just hurt those of us that abide by the law. Certainly it will do nothing to stop the unscrupulous manufacture of dangerous products. It will likely be the end of a vast number of independent businesses and startups like myself. Independent business is about all this country has left that in any way resembles what the American Dream is about.

  • Ken Amato

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must not be passed in it’s current form. More regulation will just hurt those of us that abide by the law. Certainly it will do nothing to stop the unscrupulous manufacture of dangerous products. It will likely be the end of a vast number of independent businesses and startups like myself. Independent business is about all this country has left that in any way resembles what the American Dream is about.

  • Cindy Hoats

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It would be unfair to many small business owners.

  • Cindy Hoats

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It would be unfair to many small business owners.

  • Linda Laubenheimer

    Please, please stop this atrocity!! I sell less than $2000 a year (gross) of soap!! The paperwork and outrageous fees of this would guarantee that I would have to stop all sales and not expand my small business.
    Putting fees like this on natural home-made/hand-made items would cripple an entire cottage industry, and leave many consumers stuck with only buying mass produced chemical junk.
    Seriously – if you don’t make at least $2,000 profit in a year, how are you going to pay a $2,000 fee for the privilege of being regulated?

  • Linda Laubenheimer

    Please, please stop this atrocity!! I sell less than $2000 a year (gross) of soap!! The paperwork and outrageous fees of this would guarantee that I would have to stop all sales and not expand my small business.
    Putting fees like this on natural home-made/hand-made items would cripple an entire cottage industry, and leave many consumers stuck with only buying mass produced chemical junk.
    Seriously – if you don’t make at least $2,000 profit in a year, how are you going to pay a $2,000 fee for the privilege of being regulated?

  • http://www.countrymeadowltd.com Rebecca Wood

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is flawed in many ways. It discriminates against small indie businesses and will have a devastating effect not only on those small businesses but for consumers as well.
    On behalf of our company and our customers I am signing my name as being against this petition.

  • http://www.countrymeadowltd.com Rebecca Wood

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is flawed in many ways. It discriminates against small indie businesses and will have a devastating effect not only on those small businesses but for consumers as well.
    On behalf of our company and our customers I am signing my name as being against this petition.

  • http://rurality.blogspot.com Karen

    We definitely need stricter legislation on food and drugs. Almost every day there are news reports on adverse health impacts from one or the other.
    But cosmetics?! This is a solution in search of a problem!

  • http://rurality.blogspot.com Karen

    We definitely need stricter legislation on food and drugs. Almost every day there are news reports on adverse health impacts from one or the other.
    But cosmetics?! This is a solution in search of a problem!

  • Catherine Nguyen

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I love my indie beauty products and mineral cosmetics!

  • Catherine Nguyen

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I love my indie beauty products and mineral cosmetics!

  • Jackie Spessard

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act! I suffer from more than one skin condition, and my skin is very sensitive. Without the AMAZING skincare products offered by the small companies I shop with, I’m not exaggerating when I say that some days would be truly torturous.

  • Jackie Spessard

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act! I suffer from more than one skin condition, and my skin is very sensitive. Without the AMAZING skincare products offered by the small companies I shop with, I’m not exaggerating when I say that some days would be truly torturous.

  • Frances Gill

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I really enjoy doing business with small, independent, women-owned companies. I receive superb service and excellent products from them. The fees and regulations would put many or most of them out of business — to the detriment of everyone!

  • Frances Gill

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I really enjoy doing business with small, independent, women-owned companies. I receive superb service and excellent products from them. The fees and regulations would put many or most of them out of business — to the detriment of everyone!

  • http://www.myspoiledrottenbaby.com Shelly Holbrook

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It is unfair to put small business such as myself under such duress.

  • http://www.myspoiledrottenbaby.com Shelly Holbrook

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It is unfair to put small business such as myself under such duress.

  • http://www.sterlingminerals.com Katherine Corkill

    I am against the imposed fees since this would only serve to create a monopoly for larger companies that do not serve the greater good of the public since these fees are a drop in the bucket for them. Mineral Cosmetics are a prime example, as more private label mineral cosmetics companies take a bite out of the commercial products bottom line, they are now jumping on the bandwagon and promoting their own version of mineral makeup with all the parabens and chemicals still included. Remove the handcrafter offering a purer product and again you are left to pick from the large companies chemically formulated makeup. Nothing would make these large companies happier.
    This is why there are handcrafters popping up globally. People want and insist on healthier choices and these outrageous fees would only serve to put many handcrafters who specialize in chemical and preservative free products, out of business.
    Cooperatives and farmers markets are a strong indicator of public opinion and choices being made for a healthier life style these outlets provide, and the private dollars being spent on these high quality products from food to cosmetics.
    As for further comment, Donna Maria pretty much has left no stone unturned and in my opinion, I am happy to have her speak on my behalf as a small Indie Business Owner.
    Stop the Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.sterlingminerals.com Katherine Corkill

    I am against the imposed fees since this would only serve to create a monopoly for larger companies that do not serve the greater good of the public since these fees are a drop in the bucket for them. Mineral Cosmetics are a prime example, as more private label mineral cosmetics companies take a bite out of the commercial products bottom line, they are now jumping on the bandwagon and promoting their own version of mineral makeup with all the parabens and chemicals still included. Remove the handcrafter offering a purer product and again you are left to pick from the large companies chemically formulated makeup. Nothing would make these large companies happier.
    This is why there are handcrafters popping up globally. People want and insist on healthier choices and these outrageous fees would only serve to put many handcrafters who specialize in chemical and preservative free products, out of business.
    Cooperatives and farmers markets are a strong indicator of public opinion and choices being made for a healthier life style these outlets provide, and the private dollars being spent on these high quality products from food to cosmetics.
    As for further comment, Donna Maria pretty much has left no stone unturned and in my opinion, I am happy to have her speak on my behalf as a small Indie Business Owner.
    Stop the Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Joanne Tartaglino

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! As a small business owner and consumer, this would be an debilitating. Choice and opportunity are what America is all about, and this would limit or elimnate both.

  • Joanne Tartaglino

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! As a small business owner and consumer, this would be an debilitating. Choice and opportunity are what America is all about, and this would limit or elimnate both.

  • Maria Solis

    I just found out about this today. Seems like we are living back in the days of the Prohibition when Mr. John D. Rockefeller felt so intimidated by Mr. Henry Ford’s advancements in ethanol-running engines that he rubbed elbows with his buddies in Congress to pass the law. Yes, that’s how it went.
    It is obvious someone else is doing the same thing. But its 2008, people, and we can make a difference this time if you pass the word along. I am not letting anyone mess with my kids’ college money, or my bread or my fried eggs and ham!
    (Thanks Donna Maria!!!)

  • Maria Solis

    I just found out about this today. Seems like we are living back in the days of the Prohibition when Mr. John D. Rockefeller felt so intimidated by Mr. Henry Ford’s advancements in ethanol-running engines that he rubbed elbows with his buddies in Congress to pass the law. Yes, that’s how it went.
    It is obvious someone else is doing the same thing. But its 2008, people, and we can make a difference this time if you pass the word along. I am not letting anyone mess with my kids’ college money, or my bread or my fried eggs and ham!
    (Thanks Donna Maria!!!)

  • Lizzy

    In the 1990

  • Lizzy

    In the 1990

  • Amy C Schwarzkopf

    As a low income woman living on Social Security, I can’t even begin to imagine how the impact that this will have on food and personal care prices and other cost of living expenses, much less keep me from starting my own business! Stop this bill!

  • Amy C Schwarzkopf

    As a low income woman living on Social Security, I can’t even begin to imagine how the impact that this will have on food and personal care prices and other cost of living expenses, much less keep me from starting my own business! Stop this bill!

  • blueAnn

    I am a customer. From what I heard about this draft legislation, I am against it.
    I get better selection, quality and pricing of items from the indies of my choice. Don’t put them out of business and limit my choices to the large corporation’s mass-produced and chemical-laden products chock full of ingredients I can’t pronounce or make sense out of.
    The successes, innovation and quality of indies in selling healthy alternatives are what is making the big corporations stop and change course to try to use and offer healthier ingredients to win back customers. That change of course of the big corporation then benefits and protects the interests of a greater percentage of the citizens of this country who are given opportunities to be educated and choose products less likely to be harmful, less likely to be full of questionable chemical coctails in their cosmetics. But if you make barriers to entry into the free market or make it harder for small businesses to exist, then the big corporations will have nothing to make them correct their course, and the people will continue to be exposed to more and more unwanted and unhealthy chemical dosages, with no alternatives available in the market.
    If you are trying to create barriers to entry into the US market by foreign businesses, you are shooting yourself in the foot by killing your own country’s small businesses in the process.

  • blueAnn

    I am a customer. From what I heard about this draft legislation, I am against it.
    I get better selection, quality and pricing of items from the indies of my choice. Don’t put them out of business and limit my choices to the large corporation’s mass-produced and chemical-laden products chock full of ingredients I can’t pronounce or make sense out of.
    The successes, innovation and quality of indies in selling healthy alternatives are what is making the big corporations stop and change course to try to use and offer healthier ingredients to win back customers. That change of course of the big corporation then benefits and protects the interests of a greater percentage of the citizens of this country who are given opportunities to be educated and choose products less likely to be harmful, less likely to be full of questionable chemical coctails in their cosmetics. But if you make barriers to entry into the free market or make it harder for small businesses to exist, then the big corporations will have nothing to make them correct their course, and the people will continue to be exposed to more and more unwanted and unhealthy chemical dosages, with no alternatives available in the market.
    If you are trying to create barriers to entry into the US market by foreign businesses, you are shooting yourself in the foot by killing your own country’s small businesses in the process.

  • Lisa

    who is this bill really benefiting, consumers or big businesses?

  • Lisa

    who is this bill really benefiting, consumers or big businesses?

  • Amy

    The plenitude of thoughtful and right-on-target comments above demonstrates little need for expansion or improvement. Suffice it to say that I am losing faith in capitalism every single day. This type of legislation only serves as yet another reminder of how our lazy excuse for a government uses the wallets of the working middle-class to fund all of its misplaced priorities and line the corporate coffers and bank accounts of the privileged few. Disgusting. Please examine the intent of this bill more closely and better realign its proposed solution with the interests of the citizens that it’s supposedly designed to serve!

  • Amy

    The plenitude of thoughtful and right-on-target comments above demonstrates little need for expansion or improvement. Suffice it to say that I am losing faith in capitalism every single day. This type of legislation only serves as yet another reminder of how our lazy excuse for a government uses the wallets of the working middle-class to fund all of its misplaced priorities and line the corporate coffers and bank accounts of the privileged few. Disgusting. Please examine the intent of this bill more closely and better realign its proposed solution with the interests of the citizens that it’s supposedly designed to serve!

  • Jim Bentsen

    Let’s stop making laws that only support big business, and start making changes in the law to support small business, the backbone of our country.

  • Jim Bentsen

    Let’s stop making laws that only support big business, and start making changes in the law to support small business, the backbone of our country.

  • Kim Gonzaga

    This fee would put a lot of talented entrepreneurs out of business.

  • Kim Gonzaga

    This fee would put a lot of talented entrepreneurs out of business.

  • Abby

    As a customer of a small independent beauty business, I am firmly against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! No!

  • Abby

    As a customer of a small independent beauty business, I am firmly against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! No!

  • Ella

    I am forever indebted to these indie small businesses for bringing naturally based, healthy, affordable, user friendly products to my family and household. Without them, my children (ages 11, 8, 7 and 6 years) and I would still be suffering from multiple skin issues directly linked to traditional, chemically laden skin and bodycare products that are so prevantly produced by the big cooperations. My family is healthier and happier in large part due to these small business that the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would squash in the blink of an eye. I will not support such an issue that uses such a wide approach to such a specific concern. There are far better ways. Legislation can be good, but far more thought to the end result needs to be addressed before it could ever be deemed worthy of my support and that of many other consumers and small business owners.

  • Ella

    I am forever indebted to these indie small businesses for bringing naturally based, healthy, affordable, user friendly products to my family and household. Without them, my children (ages 11, 8, 7 and 6 years) and I would still be suffering from multiple skin issues directly linked to traditional, chemically laden skin and bodycare products that are so prevantly produced by the big cooperations. My family is healthier and happier in large part due to these small business that the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would squash in the blink of an eye. I will not support such an issue that uses such a wide approach to such a specific concern. There are far better ways. Legislation can be good, but far more thought to the end result needs to be addressed before it could ever be deemed worthy of my support and that of many other consumers and small business owners.

  • Alissa Mooney

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I am a regular customer of small cosmetics businesses that would be forced to close if this were to pass.

  • Alissa Mooney

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I am a regular customer of small cosmetics businesses that would be forced to close if this were to pass.

  • Dawn Wilson

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I choose to do business with small, independent companies. I now receive excellent service and quality products I had not been able to find in 32 years of wearing cosmetics.
    Regulatory fees would close the doors of these companies many women want to purchase from.
    Leave consumers with a choice and don’t strip us of that freedom. We are smart enough to know when a product isn’t safe and many of the regulated cosmetic products aren’t, though they are able to pay the fees and process paperwork.

  • Dawn Wilson

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I choose to do business with small, independent companies. I now receive excellent service and quality products I had not been able to find in 32 years of wearing cosmetics.
    Regulatory fees would close the doors of these companies many women want to purchase from.
    Leave consumers with a choice and don’t strip us of that freedom. We are smart enough to know when a product isn’t safe and many of the regulated cosmetic products aren’t, though they are able to pay the fees and process paperwork.

  • http://mikamymeadows.com Amy Mattingly

    I am small bath and body company against additional government regulation of our industry. Please support us in stopping this proposed legislation.

  • http://mikamymeadows.com Amy Mattingly

    I am small bath and body company against additional government regulation of our industry. Please support us in stopping this proposed legislation.

  • http://www.thefrenchelements.com Barb

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a small business owner and I can tell you that although my business has grown, it could not survive if this bill was to be passed in its current form. I pay my taxes, I abide by the rules and I love the fact that I as well as the public have options when purchasing products. This would not only close potentially thousands of businesses but impact the overall economy as well. The large corporations would survive. Quite a few of the large companies however seem to have forgotten their “humble roots”.
    Many of them started as small businesses that were fueled on passion.
    I believe the FDA has bigger fish to fry. I almost lost a loved one to a drug that they deemed safe and it wasn’t. In fact it was pulled never to be heard of again. What about the toys that pose a hazard to our children and grandchildren.
    Problems with food keep cropping up.
    Obviously, when we hear talk of the American dream it seems to be just that “talk”.
    With the economy being in the sad shape it is today, does it make sense to put more people out of work?
    DM- thank you for all you are doing to help.

  • http://www.thefrenchelements.com Barb

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a small business owner and I can tell you that although my business has grown, it could not survive if this bill was to be passed in its current form. I pay my taxes, I abide by the rules and I love the fact that I as well as the public have options when purchasing products. This would not only close potentially thousands of businesses but impact the overall economy as well. The large corporations would survive. Quite a few of the large companies however seem to have forgotten their “humble roots”.
    Many of them started as small businesses that were fueled on passion.
    I believe the FDA has bigger fish to fry. I almost lost a loved one to a drug that they deemed safe and it wasn’t. In fact it was pulled never to be heard of again. What about the toys that pose a hazard to our children and grandchildren.
    Problems with food keep cropping up.
    Obviously, when we hear talk of the American dream it seems to be just that “talk”.
    With the economy being in the sad shape it is today, does it make sense to put more people out of work?
    DM- thank you for all you are doing to help.

  • http://www.good-thymes.com Cheryl

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as proposed will hinder small businesses, women owned businesses, and family businesses. As an indie business owner, this act would personally hurt myself and my family, and my two daughters who work with me and their families. There are ways to protect consumers AND encourage small cosmetic businesses, not discourage them.

  • http://www.good-thymes.com Cheryl

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as proposed will hinder small businesses, women owned businesses, and family businesses. As an indie business owner, this act would personally hurt myself and my family, and my two daughters who work with me and their families. There are ways to protect consumers AND encourage small cosmetic businesses, not discourage them.

  • http://www.arishomespa.com Ariella Long-Meermans

    Our economy was built on the principles of Free Enterprise (capitalism). The true beauty of Free Enterprise is that small businesses have the ability to grow and contribute significantly to the national economy. Indeed, those corporations supporting The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 were themselves founded on these principles. For them to now say, “The concept of Free Enterprise threatens our companies and, therefore, must be ‘adjusted’ to protect what we have built.” is not really surprising in these tough economic times. But, for our government to support their position harks back to a form of feudalism and defeats any current and proposed economic stimulation measures.
    This act, as currently drafted, blatantly represents economic protectionism in favor of the major cosmetic corporations. The personal decision to purchase any product is an individual transaction and the passage of this act in its current form is repressive of individual freedom of choice. The passage of this act only opens the door to further repression of our individual freedoms. The U.S. cannot decry these practices in other countries while seeking to

  • http://www.arishomespa.com Ariella Long-Meermans

    Our economy was built on the principles of Free Enterprise (capitalism). The true beauty of Free Enterprise is that small businesses have the ability to grow and contribute significantly to the national economy. Indeed, those corporations supporting The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 were themselves founded on these principles. For them to now say, “The concept of Free Enterprise threatens our companies and, therefore, must be ‘adjusted’ to protect what we have built.” is not really surprising in these tough economic times. But, for our government to support their position harks back to a form of feudalism and defeats any current and proposed economic stimulation measures.
    This act, as currently drafted, blatantly represents economic protectionism in favor of the major cosmetic corporations. The personal decision to purchase any product is an individual transaction and the passage of this act in its current form is repressive of individual freedom of choice. The passage of this act only opens the door to further repression of our individual freedoms. The U.S. cannot decry these practices in other countries while seeking to

  • http://www.thegoldengoatllc.com Pam Keller

    Please do not allow this to put many of our nations small businesses out of business. Small businesses make up 80% of our economy. It is vital tot he success and growth of our great nation. Do what you can to protect us and not promote only the big businesses with unlimited expenses to meet costly regulatory demands.

  • http://www.thegoldengoatllc.com Pam Keller

    Please do not allow this to put many of our nations small businesses out of business. Small businesses make up 80% of our economy. It is vital tot he success and growth of our great nation. Do what you can to protect us and not promote only the big businesses with unlimited expenses to meet costly regulatory demands.

  • http://atticfullofclutter.blogspot.com patty

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://atticfullofclutter.blogspot.com patty

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Sheya Chisenga

    I am a new small business owner, and using my own fund little by little to build my business. This is the only opportunity I have to be at home mom to raise my children. If I am charged this fee I will not able to have my own business and to be at home with my children

  • Sheya Chisenga

    I am a new small business owner, and using my own fund little by little to build my business. This is the only opportunity I have to be at home mom to raise my children. If I am charged this fee I will not able to have my own business and to be at home with my children

  • http://www.voicetospirit.com KiP

    With several chronic conditions I depend on small enterprises to provide me with reliable products to keep me healthy. Many normal consumer beauty and body products undermine my health.
    Mega companies do not find my needs profitable.
    This measure just might increase health care costs more than you can imagine.
    I trust you to remember the people.
    KiP

  • http://www.voicetospirit.com KiP

    With several chronic conditions I depend on small enterprises to provide me with reliable products to keep me healthy. Many normal consumer beauty and body products undermine my health.
    Mega companies do not find my needs profitable.
    This measure just might increase health care costs more than you can imagine.
    I trust you to remember the people.
    KiP

  • http://www.voicetospirit.com KiP

    With several chronic conditions I depend on small enterprises to provide me with reliable products to keep me healthy. Many normal consumer beauty and body products undermine my health.
    Mega companies do not find my needs profitable.
    This measure just might increase health care costs more than you can imagine.
    I trust you to remember the people.
    KiP

  • http://www.voicetospirit.com KiP

    With several chronic conditions I depend on small enterprises to provide me with reliable products to keep me healthy. Many normal consumer beauty and body products undermine my health.
    Mega companies do not find my needs profitable.
    This measure just might increase health care costs more than you can imagine.
    I trust you to remember the people.
    KiP

  • Shannon Schierling

    Please do not further widen the gap between the wealthy and the middle/lower class by passing this Act. The income I earn from my small business assists my family. Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Thank-you
    Shannon Schierling

  • Shannon Schierling

    Please do not further widen the gap between the wealthy and the middle/lower class by passing this Act. The income I earn from my small business assists my family. Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Thank-you
    Shannon Schierling

  • http://www.tikosoy.com Tiffany Kolbe

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While my business continues to grow every year, a $2000 fee would put me out of business. Not only would this put many small cosmetic companies out of business, but it would put a great deal of our suppliers out of business as well. All the people these small businesses employ would then be out of a job. This in turn would have a devastating effect on small business and the economy as well.
    This fee would also prevent many people from even starting a business. Many large cosmetic companies today were started in someone’s kitchen. I’m sure they would have never gotten the chance to be where they are today if they had been required to pay this fee.
    Thank you dM for staying on top of this and keeping us informed.

  • http://www.tikosoy.com Tiffany Kolbe

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While my business continues to grow every year, a $2000 fee would put me out of business. Not only would this put many small cosmetic companies out of business, but it would put a great deal of our suppliers out of business as well. All the people these small businesses employ would then be out of a job. This in turn would have a devastating effect on small business and the economy as well.
    This fee would also prevent many people from even starting a business. Many large cosmetic companies today were started in someone’s kitchen. I’m sure they would have never gotten the chance to be where they are today if they had been required to pay this fee.
    Thank you dM for staying on top of this and keeping us informed.

  • http://www.cactusandivy.com Lisa M. Rodgers

    It’s funny how the big companies have finally realized what “indies” have known all along. Instead of competing on a level playing field and giving intelligent consumers the right to choose, they have done the only thing they know how to do, impose fees that put us out of business. Competition is healthy in my book. It keeps you honest! Stop the Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.cactusandivy.com Lisa M. Rodgers

    It’s funny how the big companies have finally realized what “indies” have known all along. Instead of competing on a level playing field and giving intelligent consumers the right to choose, they have done the only thing they know how to do, impose fees that put us out of business. Competition is healthy in my book. It keeps you honest! Stop the Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Ren

    This FDA Globalization Act of 2008 defies the fundamental American Dream, that people can create their own chance for success. Requiring fees and forms of small business owners won’t make the products safer, it’ll make them non-existent. Please don’t make special and unique products extinct by making it impossible for small business owners to compete with industry giants.

  • Ren

    This FDA Globalization Act of 2008 defies the fundamental American Dream, that people can create their own chance for success. Requiring fees and forms of small business owners won’t make the products safer, it’ll make them non-existent. Please don’t make special and unique products extinct by making it impossible for small business owners to compete with industry giants.

  • http://www.allykats.com Colett Bigler

    Just because we are small business doesn’t mean we do not follow the rules and regulations of our industries. This whole act is ridiculous. We provide better, safer, healthier products than the ‘big guys’, yet we’re being penalized in the FDA’s aim to ‘protect’ consumers!

  • http://www.allykats.com Colett Bigler

    Just because we are small business doesn’t mean we do not follow the rules and regulations of our industries. This whole act is ridiculous. We provide better, safer, healthier products than the ‘big guys’, yet we’re being penalized in the FDA’s aim to ‘protect’ consumers!

  • http://www.thesoapsmith.biz Jennifer Dionne

    At the SoapSmith we have a great following of customers who have been helped by our soaps & lotions. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will prevent us from continuing to produce the products that have helped so many of our customers. It will force consumers back to the manufacturers that produce LOW QUALITY-HIGH PROFIT goods by reducing competition and eliminating small batch producers who offer HIGH QUALITY-LOW PROFIT skin care and cosmetics.

  • Katie McCartney

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will kill many small businesses that keep this country’s economy strong. With weakened US economy today, posing outrageous fees would further degrade our country.

  • http://www.thesoapsmith.biz Jennifer Dionne

    At the SoapSmith we have a great following of customers who have been helped by our soaps & lotions. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will prevent us from continuing to produce the products that have helped so many of our customers. It will force consumers back to the manufacturers that produce LOW QUALITY-HIGH PROFIT goods by reducing competition and eliminating small batch producers who offer HIGH QUALITY-LOW PROFIT skin care and cosmetics.

  • Katie McCartney

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will kill many small businesses that keep this country’s economy strong. With weakened US economy today, posing outrageous fees would further degrade our country.

  • http://www.thesoapsmith.biz Jennifer Dionne

    At the SoapSmith we have a great following of customers who have been helped by our soaps & lotions. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will prevent us from continuing to produce the products that have helped so many of our customers. It will force consumers back to the manufacturers that produce LOW QUALITY-HIGH PROFIT goods by reducing competition and eliminating small batch producers who offer HIGH QUALITY-LOW PROFIT skin care and cosmetics.

  • http://www.thesoapsmith.biz Jennifer Dionne

    At the SoapSmith we have a great following of customers who have been helped by our soaps & lotions. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will prevent us from continuing to produce the products that have helped so many of our customers. It will force consumers back to the manufacturers that produce LOW QUALITY-HIGH PROFIT goods by reducing competition and eliminating small batch producers who offer HIGH QUALITY-LOW PROFIT skin care and cosmetics.

  • http://www.caterpillarscandles.com Jen Sherman

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act of 2008. If put into effect it will produce an immediate negative impact on innumerable small business’ in this country. It will create an uneven playing field and reduce consumer’s choice for cosmetics to only a few large “box” stores. My company and my customers are against this legislation.

  • http://www.caterpillarscandles.com Jen Sherman

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act of 2008. If put into effect it will produce an immediate negative impact on innumerable small business’ in this country. It will create an uneven playing field and reduce consumer’s choice for cosmetics to only a few large “box” stores. My company and my customers are against this legislation.

  • http://www.purrfumery.com Laurie Stern

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.It will hurt small businesses that this country should be supporting now more than ever, especially with this economy!

  • http://www.purrfumery.com Laurie Stern

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.It will hurt small businesses that this country should be supporting now more than ever, especially with this economy!

  • http://www.hothousebotanicals.com Stephanie Reynolds

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This may actually harm consumers by reducing options in personal care products. The fees are outrageous for small companies and would put many of us out of business. Not only will this hurt small businesses, but it will unfairly give an advantage to big business by reducing competition. Thank you Donna Maria for helping to stop this!

  • http://www.purrfumery.com Laurie Stern

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.It will hurt small businesses that this country should be supporting now more than ever, especially with this economy!

  • http://www.hothousebotanicals.com Stephanie Reynolds

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This may actually harm consumers by reducing options in personal care products. The fees are outrageous for small companies and would put many of us out of business. Not only will this hurt small businesses, but it will unfairly give an advantage to big business by reducing competition. Thank you Donna Maria for helping to stop this!

  • http://www.purrfumery.com Laurie Stern

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.It will hurt small businesses that this country should be supporting now more than ever, especially with this economy!

  • http://www.me-naturally.com Marilyn Etzel, ME-Naturally, L

    I am a small business owner in the cosmetics industry and would like to express my opinion in opposition to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please take my opinion and the opinion of others in the small independent cosmetics industry into account when reviewing this law. It truly would be a burden to my home based business and would take away income I generate for my family, especially in this hard economic environment.
    Marilyn Etzel

  • http://www.me-naturally.com Marilyn Etzel, ME-Naturally, LLC

    I am a small business owner in the cosmetics industry and would like to express my opinion in opposition to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please take my opinion and the opinion of others in the small independent cosmetics industry into account when reviewing this law. It truly would be a burden to my home based business and would take away income I generate for my family, especially in this hard economic environment.
    Marilyn Etzel

  • http://www.herbalnatures.com Melanie McCullough

    As a small business owner, the passage of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would certainly not allow my business to continue. While the safety and quality of products offered to our customers is of top priority, forcing fees and regulations upon my business will not insure a safer product to my customers. Business integrity and honesty, and product safety cannot be measured by the amount of fees a business can afford to pay out. Additional fees and regulations will force my business to halt, restrict my customers their right to choose, and eliminate any income generated.

  • http://www.herbalnatures.com Melanie McCullough

    As a small business owner, the passage of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would certainly not allow my business to continue. While the safety and quality of products offered to our customers is of top priority, forcing fees and regulations upon my business will not insure a safer product to my customers. Business integrity and honesty, and product safety cannot be measured by the amount of fees a business can afford to pay out. Additional fees and regulations will force my business to halt, restrict my customers their right to choose, and eliminate any income generated.

  • http://www.apothekerri.com kerri pidnow

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As written the fees alone will put me and many other independent cosmetics manufacturers out of business.

  • http://www.apothekerri.com kerri pidnow

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As written the fees alone will put me and many other independent cosmetics manufacturers out of business.

  • http://www.starhitchedwagon.com Stacey M. Curry

    Being a small business who cannot afford these fees does not mean we are trying to cut corners or escape the rules and regulations. We are here for a reason – we provide wonderful quality products. These fees will put so many of us out of business, which would be a sad sad outcome and it would not solve anything. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.starhitchedwagon.com Stacey M. Curry

    Being a small business who cannot afford these fees does not mean we are trying to cut corners or escape the rules and regulations. We are here for a reason – we provide wonderful quality products. These fees will put so many of us out of business, which would be a sad sad outcome and it would not solve anything. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://paramiforme.com Jim Woodbury

    For many of the reasons so clearly articulated by those above, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Jim Woodbury

  • http://paramiforme.com Jim Woodbury

    For many of the reasons so clearly articulated by those above, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    Jim Woodbury

  • http://www.glcandlesupply.com Brenda Fuller

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must be stopped. Small business has always been the avenue to fuel a bad economy and we see this as yet another attempt by large businesses to limit competition and create yet another behemoth monopolized industry.
    As a supplier of raw materials to many small businesses, we can attest to the care, concern and research that these small businesses put into their products. If only large businesses could say as much. Small businesses are about the CONSUMER, not shareholder value and mega bonuses for the upper echelon of management and board of directors. No one can take better care of the consumer than the almost one on one service given by these small businesses.
    Stop the nonsense and focus in on the low quality, potentially damaging products that corporate behemoths are churning out on a daily basis.

  • http://www.glcandlesupply.com Brenda Fuller

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must be stopped. Small business has always been the avenue to fuel a bad economy and we see this as yet another attempt by large businesses to limit competition and create yet another behemoth monopolized industry.
    As a supplier of raw materials to many small businesses, we can attest to the care, concern and research that these small businesses put into their products. If only large businesses could say as much. Small businesses are about the CONSUMER, not shareholder value and mega bonuses for the upper echelon of management and board of directors. No one can take better care of the consumer than the almost one on one service given by these small businesses.
    Stop the nonsense and focus in on the low quality, potentially damaging products that corporate behemoths are churning out on a daily basis.

  • http://annefannie.blogspot.com/ Ann Long

    Please stop the FDS Globalization Act of 2008. This act will have a devastating impact on all small business owners.

  • http://annefannie.blogspot.com/ Ann Long

    Please stop the FDS Globalization Act of 2008. This act will have a devastating impact on all small business owners.

  • Janna Denig

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Janna Denig

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.essentialwholesale.com Dennis Fioravanti

    While big business will certainly benefit from this proposed legislation I am not conviced that they are behind it. I am however, convinced that bigger government is. With only 18 people for the Cosmetic division of the FDA to police the entire cosmetic industry there is a serious shortfall in funding to keep up with the other divisions like food and drug. The fact that Congress is looking to impose similar regulations on cosmetic companies as there are on food and drug companies tells me that they are just looking for more money and are not at all concerned with the health or effects of the new regulations on small or micro business.
    Forcing the thousands of cosmetic companies and importers to pay $2000 to $12,000 each will not even come close to paying for the additional labor in experts it will take to enforce these new regulations, which means that the FDA will continue to lean on the already existing industry trade organizations that already provide the oversight for cosmetics. Currently that cost us nothing but compliance, this new regulation will cost many of us everything and yet nothing will change when the FDA is forced to continue to utilize the current industry experts to police the ingredients and process as they currently exist.
    Gotta love big government! ALL 40 of us at Essential Wholesale vote NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO to the currently purposed FDA Globalization Act.
    Dennis Fioravanti
    CEO
    Essential Wholesale

  • http://www.essentialwholesale.com Dennis Fioravanti

    While big business will certainly benefit from this proposed legislation I am not conviced that they are behind it. I am however, convinced that bigger government is. With only 18 people for the Cosmetic division of the FDA to police the entire cosmetic industry there is a serious shortfall in funding to keep up with the other divisions like food and drug. The fact that Congress is looking to impose similar regulations on cosmetic companies as there are on food and drug companies tells me that they are just looking for more money and are not at all concerned with the health or effects of the new regulations on small or micro business.
    Forcing the thousands of cosmetic companies and importers to pay $2000 to $12,000 each will not even come close to paying for the additional labor in experts it will take to enforce these new regulations, which means that the FDA will continue to lean on the already existing industry trade organizations that already provide the oversight for cosmetics. Currently that cost us nothing but compliance, this new regulation will cost many of us everything and yet nothing will change when the FDA is forced to continue to utilize the current industry experts to police the ingredients and process as they currently exist.
    Gotta love big government! ALL 40 of us at Essential Wholesale vote NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO to the currently purposed FDA Globalization Act.
    Dennis Fioravanti
    CEO
    Essential Wholesale

  • http://www.moheabeauty.com Margaret Helm-Duell

    This one size fits all legislation just won’t work! Small business owners like myself will no longer be able to call themselves that if The Globalization Act of 2008 passes as it is written. The ripple effect of this Act will be far reaching and is not in the best interest of American Indie business owners, their families and their customers.

  • http://www.moheabeauty.com Margaret Helm-Duell

    This one size fits all legislation just won’t work! Small business owners like myself will no longer be able to call themselves that if The Globalization Act of 2008 passes as it is written. The ripple effect of this Act will be far reaching and is not in the best interest of American Indie business owners, their families and their customers.

  • http://www.touchofnaturebathandbody.com Christina Vinsant

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will simply ruin my business plans. I have spent so much time and money into just starting my business only to find out about this. I am just about to launch my business! Please do not pass!!!

  • http://www.touchofnaturebathandbody.com Christina Vinsant

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will simply ruin my business plans. I have spent so much time and money into just starting my business only to find out about this. I am just about to launch my business! Please do not pass!!!

  • http://www.touchofnaturebathandbody.com Christina Vinsant

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will ruin the business that I have spent so much time and money on! I am just about to launch my business and this will simply end it short. Please do not pass!!!

  • http://www.touchofnaturebathandbody.com Christina Vinsant

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will ruin the business that I have spent so much time and money on! I am just about to launch my business and this will simply end it short. Please do not pass!!!

  • Candance Sweeney

    Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! I have great hope for my small business, and the financial future of my family. I have already taken the risk of investing thousands of dollars in this very small, and at the moment unprofitable business. My business is growing, and has increased the hope of creating profit within the next couple years. I have a growing number of new and returning customers who are seeing the positive results of using the natural products I provide for them.
    If this Act passes, it will put a great burden on my family. We will not be able to recoup investment, and we will be forced to close this growing and promising business before it even has a chance to go anywhere.
    Please, please stop this!!! This will shatter so many dreams, as well as their actual reality of present and future. This will also take freedom of choice away from the consumer. So many people will be negatively affected if this Act passes.

  • Candance Sweeney

    Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! I have great hope for my small business, and the financial future of my family. I have already taken the risk of investing thousands of dollars in this very small, and at the moment unprofitable business. My business is growing, and has increased the hope of creating profit within the next couple years. I have a growing number of new and returning customers who are seeing the positive results of using the natural products I provide for them.
    If this Act passes, it will put a great burden on my family. We will not be able to recoup investment, and we will be forced to close this growing and promising business before it even has a chance to go anywhere.
    Please, please stop this!!! This will shatter so many dreams, as well as their actual reality of present and future. This will also take freedom of choice away from the consumer. So many people will be negatively affected if this Act passes.

  • http://www.botanicalworks.com Iris L. Davis

    Botanical Skin Works, LLC is a small company that literally began in the founder’s kitchen. Seven years later, we are a woman owned, green company in a factory setting and now have six employees; contributing to the economy of our region and nation. Thank you Donna Maria for helping us to develop a united voice in protest of this proposed legislation which would never have allowed the development of a company such as ours. These fees are not only onerous but difficult to recognize as helpful to the consumer or the industry. How many small business members sat at the table when these definitions were developed? Are there to be no options for the consumer but those of big business?

  • http://www.botanicalworks.com Iris L. Davis

    Botanical Skin Works, LLC is a small company that literally began in the founder’s kitchen. Seven years later, we are a woman owned, green company in a factory setting and now have six employees; contributing to the economy of our region and nation. Thank you Donna Maria for helping us to develop a united voice in protest of this proposed legislation which would never have allowed the development of a company such as ours. These fees are not only onerous but difficult to recognize as helpful to the consumer or the industry. How many small business members sat at the table when these definitions were developed? Are there to be no options for the consumer but those of big business?

  • Chelsea Reese

    It’s time someone tells it like it is. The FDA doesn’t safeguard anyone. Thousands have died as a direct result of the “mistakes” made by the FDA yet few people ask that it be done away with let alone criminally investigated as it should be. Now we are to believe they care so much about our safety that they have invented an act that is going to legitimize taking bribes which they call fees so that we can continue to sell our products & if we can’t afford them we have to close down. How does that safeguard humans from chemicals the FDA knows very well kill by degrees over long periods of use & over exposure because consumers are using too much every day? Believe me, if I thought for one second this bogus Globalization Act of 2008 was going to take deadly chemicals out of our cosmetics, I’d gladly give up my business & let them do it! But they don’t care if little kids are being exposed to chemicals that cause xeno-estrogen dominance & all the dangers that come with that, namely sterility. All the FDA cares about is collecting money it doesn’t earn or deserve. Not only do I oppose the Globalization Act of 2008, I also oppose the FDA & think it should be done away with & a new agency put in place that has no authority to accept money in any form from any company. Taxpayers should pay for seeing to the safety of products & drugs, & there should be ZERO money coming from companies who make these products & drugs in order to assure there can be no corrupt practices which allow dangerous substances to be rubber stamped as safe. And that is what the FDA is infamous for doing. Telling us something is safe while people are literally dropping dead from it as the ads run on TV for the product! People literally die because they believe in the FDA’s approval of a drug or chemical. If that is how they insure our safety… I’d prefer if they just didn’t exist at all.

  • Chelsea Reese

    It’s time someone tells it like it is. The FDA doesn’t safeguard anyone. Thousands have died as a direct result of the “mistakes” made by the FDA yet few people ask that it be done away with let alone criminally investigated as it should be. Now we are to believe they care so much about our safety that they have invented an act that is going to legitimize taking bribes which they call fees so that we can continue to sell our products & if we can’t afford them we have to close down. How does that safeguard humans from chemicals the FDA knows very well kill by degrees over long periods of use & over exposure because consumers are using too much every day? Believe me, if I thought for one second this bogus Globalization Act of 2008 was going to take deadly chemicals out of our cosmetics, I’d gladly give up my business & let them do it! But they don’t care if little kids are being exposed to chemicals that cause xeno-estrogen dominance & all the dangers that come with that, namely sterility. All the FDA cares about is collecting money it doesn’t earn or deserve. Not only do I oppose the Globalization Act of 2008, I also oppose the FDA & think it should be done away with & a new agency put in place that has no authority to accept money in any form from any company. Taxpayers should pay for seeing to the safety of products & drugs, & there should be ZERO money coming from companies who make these products & drugs in order to assure there can be no corrupt practices which allow dangerous substances to be rubber stamped as safe. And that is what the FDA is infamous for doing. Telling us something is safe while people are literally dropping dead from it as the ads run on TV for the product! People literally die because they believe in the FDA’s approval of a drug or chemical. If that is how they insure our safety… I’d prefer if they just didn’t exist at all.

  • http://greenridge.typepad.com Colleen Miller

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you dM for all your hard work to help protect small businesses in our country!

  • http://greenridge.typepad.com Colleen Miller

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you dM for all your hard work to help protect small businesses in our country!

  • http://www.mandrakeapothecary.com Sara Phillips

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 has nothing to do with protecting the consumer and everything to do with using fees and fines on small business as steady stream of income for an agency that is already stretched too thin and has questionable interests.
    Whatever happened to a marketplace where consumers have choice? We’ll lose that choice in short order if this act is passed in its current draft.

  • http://www.mandrakeapothecary.com Sara Phillips

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 has nothing to do with protecting the consumer and everything to do with using fees and fines on small business as steady stream of income for an agency that is already stretched too thin and has questionable interests.
    Whatever happened to a marketplace where consumers have choice? We’ll lose that choice in short order if this act is passed in its current draft.

  • Peter woodland

    Thats all small business needs, another kick in the guts with some more fee’s to pay. This is another sure fire way to help along economic deflation.

  • Peter woodland

    Thats all small business needs, another kick in the guts with some more fee’s to pay. This is another sure fire way to help along economic deflation.

  • Beth H

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We are a very small, family owned business, initially started because we desired something better for our family’s skin. This allows me to stay at home and be with my children while supplementing our family income. If this Act is passed, the unfair fees will drive us and others like us out of business. Our products have been a blessing to many, and this Act is not fair to consumers who rely on us either.
    Please do not put such unfair limits on our opportunities or the choices of consumers in our country !

  • Beth H

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We are a very small, family owned business, initially started because we desired something better for our family’s skin. This allows me to stay at home and be with my children while supplementing our family income. If this Act is passed, the unfair fees will drive us and others like us out of business. Our products have been a blessing to many, and this Act is not fair to consumers who rely on us either.
    Please do not put such unfair limits on our opportunities or the choices of consumers in our country !

  • Jenny Hutton

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I love my indie beauty products and mineral cosmetics

  • Jenny Hutton

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I love my indie beauty products and mineral cosmetics

  • http://www.wickswares.com Dan Wickware

    FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is not what we need in small business. It is backed by
    big business to drive out small business.
    Dan Wickware
    http://wickswares.com

  • http://www.wickswares.com Dan Wickware

    FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is not what we need in small business. It is backed by
    big business to drive out small business.
    Dan Wickware
    http://wickswares.com

  • http://blondesense.blogspot.com Elizabeth Smith

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This country was made great by diversity and ingenuity. Don’t force us to buy things made only by faceless big businesses. This is supposed to be the land of the free, home of the brave… not Walmart. We must support our most creative because they are the backbone of our country.

  • http://blondesense.blogspot.com Elizabeth Smith

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This country was made great by diversity and ingenuity. Don’t force us to buy things made only by faceless big businesses. This is supposed to be the land of the free, home of the brave… not Walmart. We must support our most creative because they are the backbone of our country.

  • Neemaya, Inc.

    As a small viable reforestation farm growing neem & aloevera etc. for skin care products in Yucatan, MX.,these fees will kill us.
    We are already inspected & charged by FDA & USDA, etc. for inspection fees.

  • Neemaya, Inc.

    As a small viable reforestation farm growing neem & aloevera etc. for skin care products in Yucatan, MX.,these fees will kill us.
    We are already inspected & charged by FDA & USDA, etc. for inspection fees.

  • Neemaya, Inc.

    As a small viable reforestation farm growing neem & aloevera etc. for skin care products in Yucatan, MX.,these fees will kill us.
    We are already inspected & charged by FDA & USDA, etc. for inspection fees.

  • Neemaya, Inc.

    As a small viable reforestation farm growing neem & aloevera etc. for skin care products in Yucatan, MX.,these fees will kill us.
    We are already inspected & charged by FDA & USDA, etc. for inspection fees.

  • http://honestandlasting.blogspot.com/ Katy Van Wyk

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While some of the steps proposed in this Act may be necessary and beneficial while dealing with the major corporations who cut corners to help their bottom line, the effects will be nothing but detrimental to small business owners everywhere! With the current state of our economy, our government should be doing allit can to encourage and stimulate small business and entrepreneurial growth, not hampering it by imposing such burdensome regulations and staggering fees and fines.

  • http://honestandlasting.blogspot.com/ Katy Van Wyk

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While some of the steps proposed in this Act may be necessary and beneficial while dealing with the major corporations who cut corners to help their bottom line, the effects will be nothing but detrimental to small business owners everywhere! With the current state of our economy, our government should be doing allit can to encourage and stimulate small business and entrepreneurial growth, not hampering it by imposing such burdensome regulations and staggering fees and fines.

  • http://genniesalve.com Gennie Salve

    Thank You Donna Marie,
    Someone has our back. Thank you for helping us, We are also a small business, And if this passes it will put us out of business, Before we ever have a chance to get going
    The big companies will have NO problems comeing up with the money for the fees, All small company`s will go under or at least most of us. We are NOT the one`s putting the harsh chemical`s in our product`s. We little company`s have compashion as to what we put in our product`s We are proud of not haveing Harmful chemical`s in our product`s. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS PASS. Our kid`s and our Family`s depend on this extra income.

  • http://genniesalve.com Gennie Salve

    Thank You Donna Marie,
    Someone has our back. Thank you for helping us, We are also a small business, And if this passes it will put us out of business, Before we ever have a chance to get going
    The big companies will have NO problems comeing up with the money for the fees, All small company`s will go under or at least most of us. We are NOT the one`s putting the harsh chemical`s in our product`s. We little company`s have compashion as to what we put in our product`s We are proud of not haveing Harmful chemical`s in our product`s. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS PASS. Our kid`s and our Family`s depend on this extra income.

  • Jennifer Welborn

    As the owner of a small business I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The fees that this Act would require me to pay are higher then what my company earns in a year! This Act would put me and other small business owners out of business. Please do not pass it.

  • Jennifer Welborn

    As the owner of a small business I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The fees that this Act would require me to pay are higher then what my company earns in a year! This Act would put me and other small business owners out of business. Please do not pass it.

  • Carol

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    Small business owners have made this country what it is today, do not take this away and put thousands of people out of business, and all we have left is big corporations, that is not what the American people want.As a small business owner the fees and regulations would put me out of business. I have worked on building this business for 8 years and would not like to lose it.

  • Carol

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    Small business owners have made this country what it is today, do not take this away and put thousands of people out of business, and all we have left is big corporations, that is not what the American people want.As a small business owner the fees and regulations would put me out of business. I have worked on building this business for 8 years and would not like to lose it.

  • Lori G

    Thank you for taking on this issue. Although I’ve been in business a number of years, I have managed to stay at home with it so I can also be at home with my family. I have a child with asthma and it is my belief that the prescription drugs that are being prescribed without enough testing are far more dangerous than my jars of cream. My child had severe night terrors from taking Singulair, the wonder drug, that is being prescribed right and left and even to infants! I think that the FDA should leave the small business alone, which was at one time, the hallmark of this country. Can they take on the drug companies? Doubtfully, so they will pick on who they can. This law will only benefit large companies and put many small businesses out of commission, which makes our country less of what it is supposed to be.

  • Lori G

    Thank you for taking on this issue. Although I’ve been in business a number of years, I have managed to stay at home with it so I can also be at home with my family. I have a child with asthma and it is my belief that the prescription drugs that are being prescribed without enough testing are far more dangerous than my jars of cream. My child had severe night terrors from taking Singulair, the wonder drug, that is being prescribed right and left and even to infants! I think that the FDA should leave the small business alone, which was at one time, the hallmark of this country. Can they take on the drug companies? Doubtfully, so they will pick on who they can. This law will only benefit large companies and put many small businesses out of commission, which makes our country less of what it is supposed to be.

  • http://www.mineralbasics.com Chandi Plank

    Please stop this act… for smaller companies, this would completely put them out of business. It will also prevent many people from starting a business in this field…

  • http://www.mineralbasics.com Chandi Plank

    Please stop this act… for smaller companies, this would completely put them out of business. It will also prevent many people from starting a business in this field…

  • http://www.possets.com Fabienne Christenson

    For decades, cosmetics have been a self policing group, just like so many other self policing areas of American commerce. Keeping government out of our business has been a loud cry for the last 30 years in the USA, and is no less in the mostly feminine land of independent beauty product makers than it is anywhere else. There are plenty of liability laws on the books which keep us honest and provide ample penalties for anyone who is careless or greedy. As we have seen, excess regulation doesn’t guarantee higher degrees of safety standards in industry, but it does guarantee higher costs of operation for the producers and for regulatory bureaus. Our industry has managed to police ourselves just fine for the last century and can continue to do so into the future. Please leave well enough alone and let small businesses operate in their wise and efficient way.
    The fees proposed are great burdens to small businesses who want to start up, and the mountain of regulation all this would bring would make another EU rats nest out of what is now a highly effective internal mechanism for keeping our clients safe and our bottom lines healthy.
    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, if implemented it would put scores of hard working women out of a job, quash our dreams of self employment, and put powerful brakes on American cosmetic innovation.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  • http://www.possets.com Fabienne Christenson

    For decades, cosmetics have been a self policing group, just like so many other self policing areas of American commerce. Keeping government out of our business has been a loud cry for the last 30 years in the USA, and is no less in the mostly feminine land of independent beauty product makers than it is anywhere else. There are plenty of liability laws on the books which keep us honest and provide ample penalties for anyone who is careless or greedy. As we have seen, excess regulation doesn’t guarantee higher degrees of safety standards in industry, but it does guarantee higher costs of operation for the producers and for regulatory bureaus. Our industry has managed to police ourselves just fine for the last century and can continue to do so into the future. Please leave well enough alone and let small businesses operate in their wise and efficient way.
    The fees proposed are great burdens to small businesses who want to start up, and the mountain of regulation all this would bring would make another EU rats nest out of what is now a highly effective internal mechanism for keeping our clients safe and our bottom lines healthy.
    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, if implemented it would put scores of hard working women out of a job, quash our dreams of self employment, and put powerful brakes on American cosmetic innovation.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  • http://www.tamarinda.com Tina Juhl-Lopez del Castillo

    The entreprenurial spirit represented by the small independent businesses listed here, is what makes our country great. To squelch this spririt (not to mention the fantastic products created therein) with oppressive legislation is contrary to these priciples. Say NO to this legislation!

  • http://www.tamarinda.com Tina Juhl-Lopez del Castillo

    The entreprenurial spirit represented by the small independent businesses listed here, is what makes our country great. To squelch this spririt (not to mention the fantastic products created therein) with oppressive legislation is contrary to these priciples. Say NO to this legislation!

  • http://sbgypsy.blogspot.com Susan Haberern

    It’s time to champion the small american business. Globalization is a red herring.

  • http://sbgypsy.blogspot.com Susan Haberern

    It’s time to champion the small american business. Globalization is a red herring.

  • Tara DeMaderios

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Tara DeMaderios

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Susan Burton

    GLOBALIZATION IS COMMUNISTIC!!!
    FIGHT IT FOR FREEDOM!!

  • Susan Burton

    GLOBALIZATION IS COMMUNISTIC!!!
    FIGHT IT FOR FREEDOM!!

  • http://www.littleflowers.etsy.com nicole meredith

    Please stop the Globalization Act of 2008. I run a small business that allows me to have an intimate relationship with my clients and produce safe, chemical-free cosmetics, many of which are organic and even food-grade. There are a plethora of businesses out there who create goods based on considerations of quality and safety BEFORE profit. I know that our clients care about these things a great deal, and they have sought us out because we produce products that are safer for their use than products the larger companies – who could afford to pay these fees – produce. The passing of this act would vanish my business and many of my like-minded “sister-businesses.” I’m going to pull a KanYe West here: I feel this act is about the bottom line and not consumer safety. Why do I say this? Because, in my experience, the FDA does not care about consumer safety. PLEASE STOP THIS ACT.

  • Monica

    I am completely opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I order from a wonderful woman-owned company & her products are better than ANY on the market today. Our government should be there for the people, in times of crisis and need, not hurting them by passing such regulations as this. I highly support small business owners & this would hurt them tremendously. I urge you to NOT pass this hurtful and devastating “act”.

  • http://www.littleflowers.etsy.com nicole meredith

    Please stop the Globalization Act of 2008. I run a small business that allows me to have an intimate relationship with my clients and produce safe, chemical-free cosmetics, many of which are organic and even food-grade. There are a plethora of businesses out there who create goods based on considerations of quality and safety BEFORE profit. I know that our clients care about these things a great deal, and they have sought us out because we produce products that are safer for their use than products the larger companies – who could afford to pay these fees – produce. The passing of this act would vanish my business and many of my like-minded “sister-businesses.” I’m going to pull a KanYe West here: I feel this act is about the bottom line and not consumer safety. Why do I say this? Because, in my experience, the FDA does not care about consumer safety. PLEASE STOP THIS ACT.

  • Monica

    I am completely opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I order from a wonderful woman-owned company & her products are better than ANY on the market today. Our government should be there for the people, in times of crisis and need, not hurting them by passing such regulations as this. I highly support small business owners & this would hurt them tremendously. I urge you to NOT pass this hurtful and devastating “act”.

  • http://www.kleanbathandbody.com Jennifer Hardaway

    I am completely opposed the the FDA Globalization Act. I, along with thousands of others, have spent time and money pouring our heart, souls and pocketbooks into our businesses. If a large fee was a precursor to creating my business, I don’t know that I would have even started! My business helps support myself, my community and my state, as well as other businesses in the country. This is how commerce works and as I grow, and I have been growing by leaps and bounds, I will just be contributing more and more to the economy. My heart breaks to think that this could put so many Indie Businesses out of business or even keep them from beginning.

  • http://www.kleanbathandbody.com Jennifer Hardaway

    I am completely opposed the the FDA Globalization Act. I, along with thousands of others, have spent time and money pouring our heart, souls and pocketbooks into our businesses. If a large fee was a precursor to creating my business, I don’t know that I would have even started! My business helps support myself, my community and my state, as well as other businesses in the country. This is how commerce works and as I grow, and I have been growing by leaps and bounds, I will just be contributing more and more to the economy. My heart breaks to think that this could put so many Indie Businesses out of business or even keep them from beginning.

  • kathy buck

    please STOP the FDA Globalizaton act of 2008. To implement this act would keep many people including myself from owing a small business.

  • kathy buck

    please STOP the FDA Globalizaton act of 2008. To implement this act would keep many people including myself from owing a small business.

  • http://www.mineralesquecosmetics.com Linette

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a very small business owner trying to make ends meet. I have customers who love my products and would be extremely disappointed if I were not able to do business with them any longer. Paying these fees would put me out of business.

  • http://www.mineralesquecosmetics.com Linette

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a very small business owner trying to make ends meet. I have customers who love my products and would be extremely disappointed if I were not able to do business with them any longer. Paying these fees would put me out of business.

  • kathy buck

    Please STOP the Globalizaton Act of 2008. This act will prevent many would be small business owners from realizing the american dream.

  • kathy buck

    Please STOP the Globalizaton Act of 2008. This act will prevent many would be small business owners from realizing the american dream.

  • http://www.UisceCreations.com Allison Obershaw

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It does much more to hinder the growth of our society than help it, it takes away certain freedoms and creates an unequal balance to start off with. Keep America Proud & FREE! Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.UisceCreations.com Allison Obershaw

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It does much more to hinder the growth of our society than help it, it takes away certain freedoms and creates an unequal balance to start off with. Keep America Proud & FREE! Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://anabananascandles.com Anna Whitmer

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put me and so many others like myself out of buisness.

  • http://anabananascandles.com Anna Whitmer

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put me and so many others like myself out of buisness.

  • Mary Ann Domecq

    Please take time to consider the welfare of the the people who make up the backbone of American business – small businessowners (and I emphasize the word SMALL) like me and the other members of IBN. We take the welfare of our customers very seriously and are happy to comply with existing regulations. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would immediately put me out of business. Just contemplate the domino effect that hundreds, even thousands, of small businesses closing their doors will have on our national economy. I respectfully request that you work diligently to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Mary Ann Domecq

    Please take time to consider the welfare of the the people who make up the backbone of American business – small businessowners (and I emphasize the word SMALL) like me and the other members of IBN. We take the welfare of our customers very seriously and are happy to comply with existing regulations. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would immediately put me out of business. Just contemplate the domino effect that hundreds, even thousands, of small businesses closing their doors will have on our national economy. I respectfully request that you work diligently to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.beautyblisscosmetics.com Lynn Starner

    We here at Beauty Bliss Cosmetics vote NO! We provide products not available in the mainstream, and appeal to a more narrow target market. Please vote NO so we can continue to serve our clients.

  • http://www.beautyblisscosmetics.com Lynn Starner

    We here at Beauty Bliss Cosmetics vote NO! We provide products not available in the mainstream, and appeal to a more narrow target market. Please vote NO so we can continue to serve our clients.

  • http://www.zoricaofmalibu.com Zorica Denton

    Small businesses are creator of better, safer, healthier products than big companies. We care about health and well being of our consumers. You take this away, what do you have left?
    Please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • http://www.zoricaofmalibu.com Zorica Denton

    Small businesses are creator of better, safer, healthier products than big companies. We care about health and well being of our consumers. You take this away, what do you have left?
    Please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • http://shop.DeadSeaBulkMaterials.com Tammy Doering

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! While I agree that small businesses should be required to follow a set of Good Manufacturing Processes to ensure no danger comes to our beloved consumers – the unnecessary imposed fees and paper work would literally stamp out thousands upon thousands of start up businesses. This Act is unconstitutional! We all have a right to freedom of choice and this Act will take that beloved privilege away and force Americans to only have the option to purchase from big corporations that do not interact with their customers at all! Life is about the relationship we make and that

  • http://shop.DeadSeaBulkMaterials.com Tammy Doering

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! While I agree that small businesses should be required to follow a set of Good Manufacturing Processes to ensure no danger comes to our beloved consumers – the unnecessary imposed fees and paper work would literally stamp out thousands upon thousands of start up businesses. This Act is unconstitutional! We all have a right to freedom of choice and this Act will take that beloved privilege away and force Americans to only have the option to purchase from big corporations that do not interact with their customers at all! Life is about the relationship we make and that

  • Lisa

    I am a small business owner (very small!), and I would hate to see the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 pass. I appreciate that the purported intent of the act is to protect the American consumer, but when you read the legislation, it sounds a lot like a cash grab on the part of the FDA, to make up their budget shortfall on the backs of small business owners. I’m all for safe products (in fact, if my products were unsafe, I’d imagine the market would put me out of business faster than the government could), but I don’t think the government needs to regulate this particular industry in this fashion. I’m not a fan of big government, I think we could do with a lot less government intervention in a lot of areas, and I surely don’t think this serves anyone’s purpose except that of the FDA. It will hurt far more people than it helps, and I hope our representatives in Congress and the Senate can see their way clear to voting it down.

  • Lisa

    I am a small business owner (very small!), and I would hate to see the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 pass. I appreciate that the purported intent of the act is to protect the American consumer, but when you read the legislation, it sounds a lot like a cash grab on the part of the FDA, to make up their budget shortfall on the backs of small business owners. I’m all for safe products (in fact, if my products were unsafe, I’d imagine the market would put me out of business faster than the government could), but I don’t think the government needs to regulate this particular industry in this fashion. I’m not a fan of big government, I think we could do with a lot less government intervention in a lot of areas, and I surely don’t think this serves anyone’s purpose except that of the FDA. It will hurt far more people than it helps, and I hope our representatives in Congress and the Senate can see their way clear to voting it down.

  • http://www.bellalucce.com Lela Barker

    I am grateful that dM and the Indie Beauty Network have stepped to the forefront of this issue. While I can certainly appreciate the need to protect consumers, I cannot support this particular piece of legislation. It hinders small business, unfairly assess unnecessary fees and does little to promote safer products, though it operates under the guise of protecting consumers. There are better, more cost effective and more efficient ways to achieve these goals. If these regulations had been in place 5 years ago, my company would never have gotten off the ground. Two thumbs down on the Federal Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.bellalucce.com Lela Barker

    I am grateful that dM and the Indie Beauty Network have stepped to the forefront of this issue. While I can certainly appreciate the need to protect consumers, I cannot support this particular piece of legislation. It hinders small business, unfairly assess unnecessary fees and does little to promote safer products, though it operates under the guise of protecting consumers. There are better, more cost effective and more efficient ways to achieve these goals. If these regulations had been in place 5 years ago, my company would never have gotten off the ground. Two thumbs down on the Federal Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.shopamysattic.net Amy Webster

    I agree with the petition to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.shopamysattic.net Amy Webster

    I agree with the petition to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Felicia

    Stop the FDA Globalization act. Bigger is not always better.

  • Felicia

    Stop the FDA Globalization act. Bigger is not always better.

  • Kristel Michele

    Stop this act! I order my mineral makeup from a wonderful small company, and I would be livid if they went out of business from this Globalization Act!

  • Kristel Michele

    Stop this act! I order my mineral makeup from a wonderful small company, and I would be livid if they went out of business from this Globalization Act!

  • Jackie

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This Globalization Act of 2008 sounds like the FDA is intending for the skincare industry to be in the hands of a “Monopoly” of big, rich businesses. There will be no room for small businesses to prosper or to start up for that matter when you consider these huge fees. Emerging and small companies are what make America great! Oh by the way, who is profiting from these fees – not you or me! I support rules and guidelines in this industry which protect customers, but this act seems to be pushed and backed by big business, as usual.

  • Jackie

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This Globalization Act of 2008 sounds like the FDA is intending for the skincare industry to be in the hands of a “Monopoly” of big, rich businesses. There will be no room for small businesses to prosper or to start up for that matter when you consider these huge fees. Emerging and small companies are what make America great! Oh by the way, who is profiting from these fees – not you or me! I support rules and guidelines in this industry which protect customers, but this act seems to be pushed and backed by big business, as usual.

  • http://www.allnaturaljeanie.com Mary Lozada

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act. It hurts the little guys.

  • http://www.allnaturaljeanie.com Mary Lozada

    Please stop the FDA Globalization act. It hurts the little guys.

  • Jerolyn

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Small businesses are the life blood of this country and the passage of this act would force THOUSANDS of people to either go out of business completely or severely decrease income. I have spent several thousands dollars testing and perfecting the products I plan to put in my store in the Fall. Is this act passes I will not be able to start a business. Don’t squash people’s dreams and ambitions.

  • Jerolyn

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Small businesses are the life blood of this country and the passage of this act would force THOUSANDS of people to either go out of business completely or severely decrease income. I have spent several thousands dollars testing and perfecting the products I plan to put in my store in the Fall. Is this act passes I will not be able to start a business. Don’t squash people’s dreams and ambitions.

  • Sara Kimball

    Why am I continually surprised by this nonsense? What a shame we can’t just start over with Washington…
    I whole heartedly object to this legislation.

  • Sara Kimball

    Why am I continually surprised by this nonsense? What a shame we can’t just start over with Washington…
    I whole heartedly object to this legislation.

  • http://www.soapgourmet.net Lauri Strain

    Please stop The Globalization Act of 2008! It is so wrong to kill so many small businesses! Small business is the backbone of American life as we know it! STOP KILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM!

  • http://www.soapgourmet.net Lauri Strain

    Please stop The Globalization Act of 2008! It is so wrong to kill so many small businesses! Small business is the backbone of American life as we know it! STOP KILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM!

  • http://www.dianelotions.com Diane Seago Atkins

    It is unfortunate that the FDA has such autocratic power over small businesses and can crush dreams and lives under the guise of protecting consumers. I am definitely against the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008 that would destroy my small business with unrealistic fees and crippling paperwork. In an era where it is increasingly difficult to find anything made in this country and not mindlessly mass produced with the cheapest ingredients, chemicals, and disinterested labor, it would be detrimental to snub out those of us who care about creating with purpose, heart, and a conscience.
    It would be nice if small businesses like ours were recognized for our efforts in promoting a green planet and the U.S. economy rather than being globalized into non-existence by fees and paperwork only wealthy, big businesses can afford.

  • http://www.dianelotions.com Diane Seago Atkins

    It is unfortunate that the FDA has such autocratic power over small businesses and can crush dreams and lives under the guise of protecting consumers. I am definitely against the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008 that would destroy my small business with unrealistic fees and crippling paperwork. In an era where it is increasingly difficult to find anything made in this country and not mindlessly mass produced with the cheapest ingredients, chemicals, and disinterested labor, it would be detrimental to snub out those of us who care about creating with purpose, heart, and a conscience.
    It would be nice if small businesses like ours were recognized for our efforts in promoting a green planet and the U.S. economy rather than being globalized into non-existence by fees and paperwork only wealthy, big businesses can afford.

  • Stephanie

    Please do not allow this to happen! Big companies create products with little care or concern for the people who will eventually use them (tainted toothpaste anyone?). By going handmade it allows you to see a face of a REAL PERSON that’s creating your products, and in turn help support someone’s livelyhood. Don’t take away our right to choose where/who we purchase these products from. Not everyone has a corporate backer.

  • Stephanie

    Please do not allow this to happen! Big companies create products with little care or concern for the people who will eventually use them (tainted toothpaste anyone?). By going handmade it allows you to see a face of a REAL PERSON that’s creating your products, and in turn help support someone’s livelyhood. Don’t take away our right to choose where/who we purchase these products from. Not everyone has a corporate backer.

  • http://twinbirch.blogspot.com Heather Tallman

    I am adding my voice to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is bewildering to me that we can’t trust our own country to provide good quality, locally made products and yet, we import products from foreign lands that pose a threat to our well-being. (Toys from China come to mind.) Like other comments here, I am happy to follow regulations and guidelines. But my business will not continue to grow if it is subjected to huge fees and even more cumbersome paperwork.

  • http://twinbirch.blogspot.com Heather Tallman

    I am adding my voice to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is bewildering to me that we can’t trust our own country to provide good quality, locally made products and yet, we import products from foreign lands that pose a threat to our well-being. (Toys from China come to mind.) Like other comments here, I am happy to follow regulations and guidelines. But my business will not continue to grow if it is subjected to huge fees and even more cumbersome paperwork.

  • Chandra Altomonte

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!! Stop strangling small business’s and give consumers choice! The ridiculous fees will lead the majority of us to close our doors and make way for more financial woes than have already been placed upon us.

  • Chandra Altomonte

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!! Stop strangling small business’s and give consumers choice! The ridiculous fees will lead the majority of us to close our doors and make way for more financial woes than have already been placed upon us.

  • Andrine Olson

    I began in 1994 by making my own soaps and personal care products because I developed horrible rashes and became ill from using those that were made by the big cosmetic companies. I could no longer put their products on my skin or breathe their fragrances without having adverse reactions.
    My independent business is something that I can do when my health allows me to work. We now subsist on the same income generated by my husband that was once only 20% of our household income, and the negligible amount that I now make from my home-based small, independent natural soap and personal care products business. Last year, I made less than $2000.
    If Congress enacts a law that makes me pay $2000 to $12,000 each year in order to make and sell my products, I will no longer be able to do what little I can to earn a small bit of money to help my family pay the bills. I want the freedom to pursue my craft — one in which I’ve done countless hours of research in order to produce products that are safe and of the highest quality. It’s always been in my own best interests to make absolutely certain that the products that I produce are safe for use on my own skin and that of others.
    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will only serve to promote more monopolies.

  • Andrine Olson

    I began in 1994 by making my own soaps and personal care products because I developed horrible rashes and became ill from using those that were made by the big cosmetic companies. I could no longer put their products on my skin or breathe their fragrances without having adverse reactions.
    My independent business is something that I can do when my health allows me to work. We now subsist on the same income generated by my husband that was once only 20% of our household income, and the negligible amount that I now make from my home-based small, independent natural soap and personal care products business. Last year, I made less than $2000.
    If Congress enacts a law that makes me pay $2000 to $12,000 each year in order to make and sell my products, I will no longer be able to do what little I can to earn a small bit of money to help my family pay the bills. I want the freedom to pursue my craft — one in which I’ve done countless hours of research in order to produce products that are safe and of the highest quality. It’s always been in my own best interests to make absolutely certain that the products that I produce are safe for use on my own skin and that of others.
    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will only serve to promote more monopolies.

  • http://www.thescentedflame.net Julie Perry

    I’m not opposed to regulation for safer products, but if we aren’t insisting on it from imported items then forget it. If America was based (wasn’t it that Republican candidate who said it) on the need for small businesses … then give a small business a chance. Poor economy, price increases that are sometimes up to three times what the cost was a year ago and ridiculous gas prices part of that driving force … a small business doesn’t stand much of a chance, especially not with the proposed rates.

  • http://www.thescentedflame.net Julie Perry

    I’m not opposed to regulation for safer products, but if we aren’t insisting on it from imported items then forget it. If America was based (wasn’t it that Republican candidate who said it) on the need for small businesses … then give a small business a chance. Poor economy, price increases that are sometimes up to three times what the cost was a year ago and ridiculous gas prices part of that driving force … a small business doesn’t stand much of a chance, especially not with the proposed rates.

  • Jo Cullumbine

    Green Springs Bodyworks asks that you please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 now. It would do damage to small local sustainable small beauty care business’s like ours.

  • Jo Cullumbine

    Green Springs Bodyworks asks that you please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 now. It would do damage to small local sustainable small beauty care business’s like ours.

  • Heather W.

    Please stop the Act! I do not want to lose the ability to order makeup from smaller companies!

  • Heather W.

    Please stop the Act! I do not want to lose the ability to order makeup from smaller companies!

  • http://www.indiebusinessblog.com dM

    Hi Everyone! What an amazing outpouring of opposition to this proposed legislation. Thank each and every one of you who have spread the word and signed your good name to this cause. It is indeed time for a change!!!
    I’ve been thinking today about how this proposed law would not only legislate people out of business. In truth, it would also legislate them out of their very lives and the kind of life, libery and pursuit of happiness that is possible only if you have a business of your own.
    It must not stand and we must stand against it! Please continue to tell others to sign this Petition. We must show a strong and unified force on Capitol Hill in order for our strong opinions to be translated into policy. We need you!

  • http://www.indiebusinessblog.com dM

    Hi Everyone! What an amazing outpouring of opposition to this proposed legislation. Thank each and every one of you who have spread the word and signed your good name to this cause. It is indeed time for a change!!!
    I’ve been thinking today about how this proposed law would not only legislate people out of business. In truth, it would also legislate them out of their very lives and the kind of life, libery and pursuit of happiness that is possible only if you have a business of your own.
    It must not stand and we must stand against it! Please continue to tell others to sign this Petition. We must show a strong and unified force on Capitol Hill in order for our strong opinions to be translated into policy. We need you!

  • NANCY

    As a small business owner, I completely understand the damage this legislation will do to this industry. This is completely unfair. I agree with all of the above comments, especially that as a consumer, I want local, sustainable food and beauty products.

  • NANCY

    As a small business owner, I completely understand the damage this legislation will do to this industry. This is completely unfair. I agree with all of the above comments, especially that as a consumer, I want local, sustainable food and beauty products.

  • Lori McIntire

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Lori McIntire

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • DeAnna Crain

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • DeAnna Crain

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • Elizabeth Culp

    this is unbelievable….this must be stopped!!!

  • Elizabeth Culp

    this is unbelievable….this must be stopped!!!

  • http://www.wingedseed.com Marcia Elston

    The land of equal opportunity is obviously not. I believe what we see at present an oligarchy soon to be morphed into a corporatocracy (plutocracy). This legislation goes against the very spirit of creative human endeavor that underpins the foundations of our economy and takes us further back into a modern Golden Age. Yes, we need to protect consumers, which endeavor will garner enthusiastic support from the indie business community. Prohibitively assessing fees and fines on small business owners is not the answer. I strongly oppose this legislation.

  • http://www.wingedseed.com Marcia Elston

    The land of equal opportunity is obviously not. I believe what we see at present an oligarchy soon to be morphed into a corporatocracy (plutocracy). This legislation goes against the very spirit of creative human endeavor that underpins the foundations of our economy and takes us further back into a modern Golden Age. Yes, we need to protect consumers, which endeavor will garner enthusiastic support from the indie business community. Prohibitively assessing fees and fines on small business owners is not the answer. I strongly oppose this legislation.

  • http://sheabath.blogspot.com Diana

    We must continue to preserve our rights as small business owners.

  • http://sheabath.blogspot.com Diana

    We must continue to preserve our rights as small business owners.

  • http://www.adchiclet.com Carrie

    I support handmade soaps and reject this bill.

  • http://www.adchiclet.com Carrie

    I support handmade soaps and reject this bill.

  • Montie Grills

    Statistics show small businesses are the lifeblood of this country.The high financial
    requirements of this Act would force many to close their doors. I am against this proposal.

  • Montie Grills

    Statistics show small businesses are the lifeblood of this country.The high financial
    requirements of this Act would force many to close their doors. I am against this proposal.

  • kelly croasmun

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is another example of big business trying to squash the “little guy”. I own a small soap & bath product business and follow cGMP’s as well as label my products according to FDA standards. Charging me $2,000 to do what I already do for free is ridiculous! I’m not Avon or B&BW, for God’s sake! I’m a mom of four trying to make a living selling quality products at reasonable prices.

  • kelly croasmun

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is another example of big business trying to squash the “little guy”. I own a small soap & bath product business and follow cGMP’s as well as label my products according to FDA standards. Charging me $2,000 to do what I already do for free is ridiculous! I’m not Avon or B&BW, for God’s sake! I’m a mom of four trying to make a living selling quality products at reasonable prices.

  • Elveret Manis

    stop this crazy act FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT OF 2008. we need to stp this crazy thing now

  • Elveret Manis

    stop this crazy act FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT OF 2008. we need to stp this crazy thing now

  • Cathlene Michaels-Brader

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small independant business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations would be too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley be the demise of a business that I have worked on for the last four and a half years.
    I am just now obtaining a level that my business can support itself without bootstrap funding, and this would seriously put me back.

  • Cathlene Michaels-Brader

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small independant business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations would be too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley be the demise of a business that I have worked on for the last four and a half years.
    I am just now obtaining a level that my business can support itself without bootstrap funding, and this would seriously put me back.

  • Terry Johnson

    PLEASE stop The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – this act would really tie the hands of small business owners and place an unfair burden on small, independent, women-owned and minority-owned companies… The fee is unfair and would put many of us out of business!
    Thank you so much Donna!!!

  • Terry Johnson

    PLEASE stop The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – this act would really tie the hands of small business owners and place an unfair burden on small, independent, women-owned and minority-owned companies… The fee is unfair and would put many of us out of business!
    Thank you so much Donna!!!

  • http://www.naturallysuperb.com Freeda Cannon

    I have a small, wonderful, little business making healthy, natural skin care products for a growing number of customers, many of whom are very loyal.
    My dream is to retire from Corporate America in four years and make natural products full-time. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will effectively ruin small, innovative, creative businesses like mine, and the big, untrustworthy cosmetic companies will have a field day.
    I cannot tolerate the thought of being forced to buy from the large cosmetic companies, whose products I do not trust. That’s because it’s all about the money.
    I would not want to let my customers down. I have a clean, neat, dedicated work room and use the very best ingredients I can find. I list ingredients properly, and follow FDA labeling laws. This is a lot of hard work and I expect to see a profit within the next few years.
    I see the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as blatant discrimination against small business. I will do my best to make sure this bill does not pass.
    Freeda Cannon
    Naturally Superb Skin Products

  • http://www.naturallysuperb.com Freeda Cannon

    I have a small, wonderful, little business making healthy, natural skin care products for a growing number of customers, many of whom are very loyal.
    My dream is to retire from Corporate America in four years and make natural products full-time. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will effectively ruin small, innovative, creative businesses like mine, and the big, untrustworthy cosmetic companies will have a field day.
    I cannot tolerate the thought of being forced to buy from the large cosmetic companies, whose products I do not trust. That’s because it’s all about the money.
    I would not want to let my customers down. I have a clean, neat, dedicated work room and use the very best ingredients I can find. I list ingredients properly, and follow FDA labeling laws. This is a lot of hard work and I expect to see a profit within the next few years.
    I see the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as blatant discrimination against small business. I will do my best to make sure this bill does not pass.
    Freeda Cannon
    Naturally Superb Skin Products

  • http://www.norui.com Allison Quamina

    I do understand what the FDA is trying to accomplish, but the administration needs to recognize the simple fact that this will stifle small businesses. Thank you (DM) for championing the cause of the small independent business owners.

  • http://www.norui.com Allison Quamina

    I do understand what the FDA is trying to accomplish, but the administration needs to recognize the simple fact that this will stifle small businesses. Thank you (DM) for championing the cause of the small independent business owners.

  • http://www.herbsofgrace.com/ Vanessa Nixon Klein

    I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you, dM, for you hard work on this issue.

  • http://www.herbsofgrace.com/ Vanessa Nixon Klein

    I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you, dM, for you hard work on this issue.

  • http://www.beautyfromtheearth.com Crystal Lampe

    As the owner of a small independent beauty company, I am firmly against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.beautyfromtheearth.com Crystal Lampe

    As the owner of a small independent beauty company, I am firmly against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Heather Marie

    I don’t own a small cosmetics company but I’m an avid proponent of them! I discovered natural cosmetics about 3 years ago and have never turned back. I only buy from smaller manufacturers because they still take pride in what they do and care about what goes into their brand (and what doesn’t).
    Kudos for getting the word out!

  • Heather Marie

    I don’t own a small cosmetics company but I’m an avid proponent of them! I discovered natural cosmetics about 3 years ago and have never turned back. I only buy from smaller manufacturers because they still take pride in what they do and care about what goes into their brand (and what doesn’t).
    Kudos for getting the word out!

  • Carol Grant

    the fees are absurd

  • Carol Grant

    the fees are absurd

  • Wanda Hodge

    Do you people in the federal government not understand the concept of a free market system? The businesses that provide great products that consumers like and find safe and useful stay in business, and the ones with crappy products go out of business. It’s almost self-policing. Actually I believe you do understand it, but you want to charge us outrageous, larcenous fees, as if we weren’t already being robbed excessively by taxes, so you can continue to fatten your bank accounts no matter how many of us you ruin.

  • Wanda Hodge

    Do you people in the federal government not understand the concept of a free market system? The businesses that provide great products that consumers like and find safe and useful stay in business, and the ones with crappy products go out of business. It’s almost self-policing. Actually I believe you do understand it, but you want to charge us outrageous, larcenous fees, as if we weren’t already being robbed excessively by taxes, so you can continue to fatten your bank accounts no matter how many of us you ruin.

  • http://www.lilygulchsoaps.com D’Anna Catterson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will not only hurt small independent businesses, but consumers as well by reducing choice. Regulation can be good only when reasonable and proportionate. This bill would only allow big business to flourish in the market while discouraging the Indie business owner. Please stop this bill.

  • http://www.lilygulchsoaps.com D’Anna Catterson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will not only hurt small independent businesses, but consumers as well by reducing choice. Regulation can be good only when reasonable and proportionate. This bill would only allow big business to flourish in the market while discouraging the Indie business owner. Please stop this bill.

  • Benita Russell

    I emphatically oppose the FDA Globilization Act of 2008 for several reasons. While I understand the attempt to make sure that all products are safe and are made following cGMPs I also understand how important small businesses are to the economy and our communities. I previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the laboratory as a chemist and in the Regulatory Affairs department submitting paperwork to the FDA for the approval of prescription drugs. I know how important and serius the FDA is about cGMPs and I support them wholeheartedly. Instead of charging small companies outrageous fees and causing many of them to close, why not require each company to have documented training on cGMPs and their expectations instead of penalizing everyone? I think that those of us that understand and run our businesses according to cGMPs should get together and form an alliance to help each other out so that consumers will still have access to our products. I would even be willing to head up such an alliance to keep us small business afloat. Everyone is not interested in making their own products but so many are interested in purchasing them. Not only do I have senstive skin but I have a set of twin boys that have allergies and eczema and depend on these natural, homemade products daily. I don’t trust these large manufacturers because it is definitely about the money and not about the consumers. Please stop this Act in its tracks and preserve the network of small business that are truly concerned about making what is left of this world a better place to live in because of a concern for our well-being. There is nothing like natural body products that keep our kids and family memebers away from the medicines and chemicals that only ultimately make us sick.

  • Benita Russell

    I emphatically oppose the FDA Globilization Act of 2008 for several reasons. While I understand the attempt to make sure that all products are safe and are made following cGMPs I also understand how important small businesses are to the economy and our communities. I previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the laboratory as a chemist and in the Regulatory Affairs department submitting paperwork to the FDA for the approval of prescription drugs. I know how important and serius the FDA is about cGMPs and I support them wholeheartedly. Instead of charging small companies outrageous fees and causing many of them to close, why not require each company to have documented training on cGMPs and their expectations instead of penalizing everyone? I think that those of us that understand and run our businesses according to cGMPs should get together and form an alliance to help each other out so that consumers will still have access to our products. I would even be willing to head up such an alliance to keep us small business afloat. Everyone is not interested in making their own products but so many are interested in purchasing them. Not only do I have senstive skin but I have a set of twin boys that have allergies and eczema and depend on these natural, homemade products daily. I don’t trust these large manufacturers because it is definitely about the money and not about the consumers. Please stop this Act in its tracks and preserve the network of small business that are truly concerned about making what is left of this world a better place to live in because of a concern for our well-being. There is nothing like natural body products that keep our kids and family memebers away from the medicines and chemicals that only ultimately make us sick.

  • Tammy Schoen

    The government is helping out the big boys again. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would put my small and very new business completely out of business. Please stop this!

  • Tammy Schoen

    The government is helping out the big boys again. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would put my small and very new business completely out of business. Please stop this!

  • http://www.awildsoapbar.com soapbartender

    As a small manufacturer I do NOT support the current draft of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It needs more refining and I fully support the suggestions made by the Indie Beauty Network.
    Maggie Hanus, owner
    A Wild Soap Bar

  • http://www.awildsoapbar.com soapbartender

    As a small manufacturer I do NOT support the current draft of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It needs more refining and I fully support the suggestions made by the Indie Beauty Network.
    Maggie Hanus, owner
    A Wild Soap Bar

  • http://www.taylormadearomatherapy.com Taylor Made Herbs and Aromathe

    Please stop this! I am a family owned company who grows almost all our herbs for our natural organic skin care products, who is growing rapidly, because our customers trust us in our labeling and ingriedents we use that is ORGANIC, Natural, Certified Organic and wildcrafted. This would really take a huge turn for our business. Not only sign this petition, PRAY! Pray like King David prayed for his enemies so we as a whole can rise above our enemies. Not only are “organic skin care products or cosmetics” being effected, but the label in regards to “organic” products you use. Trust in him and pray! Fight for Organic!
    Christy Teter, owner and founder Taylor Made Herbs and Aromatherapy, LLC. Natural Organic Skin Care products and cosmetics.

  • http://www.taylormadearomatherapy.com Taylor Made Herbs and Aromatherapy

    Please stop this! I am a family owned company who grows almost all our herbs for our natural organic skin care products, who is growing rapidly, because our customers trust us in our labeling and ingriedents we use that is ORGANIC, Natural, Certified Organic and wildcrafted. This would really take a huge turn for our business. Not only sign this petition, PRAY! Pray like King David prayed for his enemies so we as a whole can rise above our enemies. Not only are “organic skin care products or cosmetics” being effected, but the label in regards to “organic” products you use. Trust in him and pray! Fight for Organic!
    Christy Teter, owner and founder Taylor Made Herbs and Aromatherapy, LLC. Natural Organic Skin Care products and cosmetics.

  • http://www.nahiacreations.com Shelley Jones

    I fully oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.nahiacreations.com Shelley Jones

    I fully oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Rita Kockler

    I am not a seller of these products, I only have a very expensive hobby making products for friends, family and self. I have almost 10 years of study into this field. I am petrified that all my ingredient sources will be put out of business with the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Most of the supply businesses are women owned, as well as the the companies who utilize these products. This would effectively limit free enterprise. Freedom of choice, something this country takes pride in, would be severely hampered, as well. The tax base from these companies helps to support our flailing economies with taxable products, especially in individual states who have seen much reduced governmental help in the last years.
    Rita Kockler

  • http://www.goodscentsbath.com Cari Shannon

    I also heartily oppose this Globalization Act. I’ve already written Congressman Dingell (the sponsor) and my state Senators: Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn. While I support the idea of protecting our food supply, that health reason ought to be excised from this bill. Pass the food support and either seriously restructure the bath & body section or scrap it entirely.
    My reasons are economic. Both for my business and for the nation, itself. Soapmaking, and allied arts, is a traditional craft that is enjoying a resurgence in the past few decades. The benefit is consumers who are getting quality artisan products that are generally of far higher quality (because of small batch processing and fiendishly anal soapmakers who baby each batch) than in commerically available products.
    Not only are consumers getting more choice, which is a hallmark of a free market system, but also there is a cottage industry which is helping the American family. Even a few hundred dollars a month in additional revenue can help a family weather higher energy prices. It can also give a SAHM an intellectual outlet, and even build into a business that employ others in the community.
    Not to mention our suppliers, many of which are ‘mom and pop’ companies who are also ‘seeing a need and filling it’. Without our business, they fold up. Since small biz is the backbone of our economy and has more than 80% of our workforce in its capable hands, doing anything to hurt the industry will have devastating effect for consumers, soapmakers and suppliers.
    I’m all for requiring a certain level of professionalism. But if a person makes an inferior product, they won’t be in business very long. Requiring insurance or a bond is a good idea. But a small business, that may make just a few thousand dollars a year, as a supplement to a family, cannot pay a $2,000 fee. I call for either the exemption of this obvious cash cow for the government, or the implementation of a sliding scale so that those making more will bear more of the cost. The plan right now, is horribly regressive and actually could be seen as a way to discriminate. Protectionism for the big box retailers, as well.

  • Rita Kockler

    I am not a seller of these products, I only have a very expensive hobby making products for friends, family and self. I have almost 10 years of study into this field. I am petrified that all my ingredient sources will be put out of business with the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Most of the supply businesses are women owned, as well as the the companies who utilize these products. This would effectively limit free enterprise. Freedom of choice, something this country takes pride in, would be severely hampered, as well. The tax base from these companies helps to support our flailing economies with taxable products, especially in individual states who have seen much reduced governmental help in the last years.
    Rita Kockler

  • http://www.goodscentsbath.com Cari Shannon

    I also heartily oppose this Globalization Act. I’ve already written Congressman Dingell (the sponsor) and my state Senators: Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn. While I support the idea of protecting our food supply, that health reason ought to be excised from this bill. Pass the food support and either seriously restructure the bath & body section or scrap it entirely.
    My reasons are economic. Both for my business and for the nation, itself. Soapmaking, and allied arts, is a traditional craft that is enjoying a resurgence in the past few decades. The benefit is consumers who are getting quality artisan products that are generally of far higher quality (because of small batch processing and fiendishly anal soapmakers who baby each batch) than in commerically available products.
    Not only are consumers getting more choice, which is a hallmark of a free market system, but also there is a cottage industry which is helping the American family. Even a few hundred dollars a month in additional revenue can help a family weather higher energy prices. It can also give a SAHM an intellectual outlet, and even build into a business that employ others in the community.
    Not to mention our suppliers, many of which are ‘mom and pop’ companies who are also ‘seeing a need and filling it’. Without our business, they fold up. Since small biz is the backbone of our economy and has more than 80% of our workforce in its capable hands, doing anything to hurt the industry will have devastating effect for consumers, soapmakers and suppliers.
    I’m all for requiring a certain level of professionalism. But if a person makes an inferior product, they won’t be in business very long. Requiring insurance or a bond is a good idea. But a small business, that may make just a few thousand dollars a year, as a supplement to a family, cannot pay a $2,000 fee. I call for either the exemption of this obvious cash cow for the government, or the implementation of a sliding scale so that those making more will bear more of the cost. The plan right now, is horribly regressive and actually could be seen as a way to discriminate. Protectionism for the big box retailers, as well.

  • Rena McMickens

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This is nothing more than another blatant attempt to strangle small businesses. Please support us in helping fight this!
    Thank you DM for all your help!

  • Rena McMickens

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This is nothing more than another blatant attempt to strangle small businesses. Please support us in helping fight this!
    Thank you DM for all your help!

  • sarah

    This is a mistake. We need small business to survive in the economy we live in today. It is the small companies that are creative and forward thinking and a lot of times provide consumers with products that they need and want.

  • sarah

    This is a mistake. We need small business to survive in the economy we live in today. It is the small companies that are creative and forward thinking and a lot of times provide consumers with products that they need and want.

  • http://www.kelphead.com Janice Parks

    I definitely oppose this legislation. I run a small, but growing company that sells 100% natural body care products. This legislation, if enacted as written, would almost certainly put our company out of business, just at the point when we have turned the corner and become profitable. Our customers are thrilled with the quality of our products, with being able to purchase body care products that are 100% natural and not full of questionable man-made chemicals, and with doing business with a small company that they trust. I urge congress to rethink this issue and consider what they would be doing to the small “mom and pop” cosmetic businesses.
    Janice Parks
    Kelphead Products LLC

  • http://www.kelphead.com Janice Parks

    I definitely oppose this legislation. I run a small, but growing company that sells 100% natural body care products. This legislation, if enacted as written, would almost certainly put our company out of business, just at the point when we have turned the corner and become profitable. Our customers are thrilled with the quality of our products, with being able to purchase body care products that are 100% natural and not full of questionable man-made chemicals, and with doing business with a small company that they trust. I urge congress to rethink this issue and consider what they would be doing to the small “mom and pop” cosmetic businesses.
    Janice Parks
    Kelphead Products LLC

  • Norene

    I support small beauty businesses and oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, which would impose undue burden on these businesses

  • Susan Mann

    I’ve really tried to look for the good in this. But the more I read about it, the worse it’s looking. It seems to serve little purpose other than to put the squeeze on small businesses, many of which are owned by women. I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Norene

    I support small beauty businesses and oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, which would impose undue burden on these businesses

  • Susan Mann

    I’ve really tried to look for the good in this. But the more I read about it, the worse it’s looking. It seems to serve little purpose other than to put the squeeze on small businesses, many of which are owned by women. I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.nidasii.com Nicole Perkins

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Imposing this act would create an unlevel playing field for small businesses. It is unfair to make small businesses pay huge annual fees when many are not reaping the rewards of huge profit margins due to overhead costs and inflation. Imposing this act would create a monopoly on the health and beauty industry for huge global corporations as they can afford to pay these fees.

  • http://www.nidasii.com Nicole Perkins

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Imposing this act would create an unlevel playing field for small businesses. It is unfair to make small businesses pay huge annual fees when many are not reaping the rewards of huge profit margins due to overhead costs and inflation. Imposing this act would create a monopoly on the health and beauty industry for huge global corporations as they can afford to pay these fees.

  • kathy sheeran

    I am not a business owner yet , but I have spent the last two years learning to make soap and such because I wanted a better product for my family to use. I plan on selling in the future , but I may have to put the brakes on that idea with this globalization act. I feel like th big companies are threatened by the smaller more personable B&B crafters. I am sure it is totally about the bottom line , not what is best for the customer as far as quality. This FDA Globalization ACT 2008 needs to be stopped, not only because the fees and added paper work but it will diminish the creative vein. This just isn’t right!

  • kathy sheeran

    I am not a business owner yet , but I have spent the last two years learning to make soap and such because I wanted a better product for my family to use. I plan on selling in the future , but I may have to put the brakes on that idea with this globalization act. I feel like th big companies are threatened by the smaller more personable B&B crafters. I am sure it is totally about the bottom line , not what is best for the customer as far as quality. This FDA Globalization ACT 2008 needs to be stopped, not only because the fees and added paper work but it will diminish the creative vein. This just isn’t right!

  • Jennifer

    Small businesses have to be creative, nimble and resourceful to survive. This legistlation will force fee’s and obstacles that will squash the very essence of what a responsible small business can offer to the marketplace. It is completely unjust.

  • Jennifer

    Small businesses have to be creative, nimble and resourceful to survive. This legistlation will force fee’s and obstacles that will squash the very essence of what a responsible small business can offer to the marketplace. It is completely unjust.

  • http://www.dealfarm.com Renee Deal

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, not only as the owner of a small business but as a mother. I have poured 6 years of my heart and hard work into building my soap business. As the mother of a small child, my business affords me the ability to stay home and raise my son myself. Having the income from my business helps support my family. Without it, my son would be in day care and I would have to go back to working for someone else. The fees and paper work associated with this legislation would put me out of business. My family would suffer dramatically. I’m all for having “reasonable” laws on the books to protect consumers, but I do not believe in passing laws that achieve little more that putting small businesses out of business, and stomping out the innovation that comes with new businesses. And as a consumer that also buys products from other small “indie” businesses, I would be heartbroken not to have the wonderful choices I have now. I personally choose to support small family businesses rather that large corporations. Please take the FDA Globalization Act off the table and save the American Dream.

  • http://www.dealfarm.com Renee Deal

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, not only as the owner of a small business but as a mother. I have poured 6 years of my heart and hard work into building my soap business. As the mother of a small child, my business affords me the ability to stay home and raise my son myself. Having the income from my business helps support my family. Without it, my son would be in day care and I would have to go back to working for someone else. The fees and paper work associated with this legislation would put me out of business. My family would suffer dramatically. I’m all for having “reasonable” laws on the books to protect consumers, but I do not believe in passing laws that achieve little more that putting small businesses out of business, and stomping out the innovation that comes with new businesses. And as a consumer that also buys products from other small “indie” businesses, I would be heartbroken not to have the wonderful choices I have now. I personally choose to support small family businesses rather that large corporations. Please take the FDA Globalization Act off the table and save the American Dream.

  • Ashley Peldon

    Do not pass the FDA Globalization Act!

  • Ashley Peldon

    Do not pass the FDA Globalization Act!

  • Diana Wegh

    My soapmaking business is my livelihood! I have been a small business owner for 10 years and I’ve worked tirelessly to make my business a success. The outrageously high fees of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will destroy my business and the businesses of many, many other hardworking business owners. America needs its small businesses! Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Jennifer Brum

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business have a hard enough time as it is.

  • Diana Wegh

    My soapmaking business is my livelihood! I have been a small business owner for 10 years and I’ve worked tirelessly to make my business a success. The outrageously high fees of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will destroy my business and the businesses of many, many other hardworking business owners. America needs its small businesses! Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Jennifer Brum

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business have a hard enough time as it is.

  • http://www.bnurtured.com Michelle Lee-King

    I am strongly opposed to the Globalization Act of 2008. We must come together and prevent this unfair legislation. I will do my part to help fight this.

  • http://www.bnurtured.com Michelle Lee-King

    I am strongly opposed to the Globalization Act of 2008. We must come together and prevent this unfair legislation. I will do my part to help fight this.

  • http://www.southern-scents.com Adam Grace

    I am completely against the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! It would put so many small businesses out of business. There is no way I could compete with mass manufactured products if I have to figure in fees of up to 12,000+ dollars into my pricing. Think about the amount of sales tax that the government will lose when all of these businesses are dropping like flies.
    WE ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING AGAINST THE ECONOMY AND NOW THE GOVERNMENT, TOO?

  • http://www.southern-scents.com Adam Grace

    I am completely against the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! It would put so many small businesses out of business. There is no way I could compete with mass manufactured products if I have to figure in fees of up to 12,000+ dollars into my pricing. Think about the amount of sales tax that the government will lose when all of these businesses are dropping like flies.
    WE ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING AGAINST THE ECONOMY AND NOW THE GOVERNMENT, TOO?

  • Jennifer Kaufmann

    I am completely against the FDA Globilization Act of 2008. While I understand the need to make small business owners responsible for their products, this is the completely wrong way to go about it! We small business owners are only trying to live our “American Dream” of owning our own business and passing along our creativity to those in our communities. It disheartens me that our government dangles a carrot in front of us and then just as quickly threatens to take it away.
    If this act is passed, thousands of businesses will be forced to close, and countless lives and dreams will be crushed.

  • Jennifer Kaufmann

    I am completely against the FDA Globilization Act of 2008. While I understand the need to make small business owners responsible for their products, this is the completely wrong way to go about it! We small business owners are only trying to live our “American Dream” of owning our own business and passing along our creativity to those in our communities. It disheartens me that our government dangles a carrot in front of us and then just as quickly threatens to take it away.
    If this act is passed, thousands of businesses will be forced to close, and countless lives and dreams will be crushed.

  • Kathryn Smith

    I would like to sign the petition.

  • Kathryn Smith

    I would like to sign the petition.

  • http://www.paradisecityherbal.com Sheri Lee Pierce

    I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It does not seem to protect consumers as much as it would protect large corporate interests by stifling new competition.
    Thank you dM for your hard work on this issue.

  • http://www.paradisecityherbal.com Sheri Lee Pierce

    I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It does not seem to protect consumers as much as it would protect large corporate interests by stifling new competition.
    Thank you dM for your hard work on this issue.

  • Jim Kaufmann

    Do not pass the FDA Globalization Act!

  • Jim Kaufmann

    Do not pass the FDA Globalization Act!

  • Jamila

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jamila

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.bathandbodybliss.com Diane Zimmerman

    We are a small growing company that has poured our heart and soul and almost every spare waking minute over the past four years into growing our business to where it is now. By paying the type of fees that are proposed by this legislation, many small, creative, mainly women businesses would be forced to close. Our concerns should be to encourage these types of businesses to help our very own United States families and economy, not hurt them!

  • http://www.bathandbodybliss.com Diane Zimmerman

    We are a small growing company that has poured our heart and soul and almost every spare waking minute over the past four years into growing our business to where it is now. By paying the type of fees that are proposed by this legislation, many small, creative, mainly women businesses would be forced to close. Our concerns should be to encourage these types of businesses to help our very own United States families and economy, not hurt them!

  • Courtney Kraft

    I urge you not to pass the Globalization Act of 2008. Laws should be fair and reasonable. Over the last several years, I’ve come to know and love many small business owners in the beauty business. They’re wonderful, kind people who absolutely do not deserve to be crippled by massive fees. Thousands of dollars a year is a rediculous amount that clearly will not return upon services. I encourage you to take a step back and see that these etailers are human beings who deserve fair rates, not outrageous and greedy gouging.

  • Courtney Kraft

    I urge you not to pass the Globalization Act of 2008. Laws should be fair and reasonable. Over the last several years, I’ve come to know and love many small business owners in the beauty business. They’re wonderful, kind people who absolutely do not deserve to be crippled by massive fees. Thousands of dollars a year is a rediculous amount that clearly will not return upon services. I encourage you to take a step back and see that these etailers are human beings who deserve fair rates, not outrageous and greedy gouging.

  • Melissa M

    Please protect small business and stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Melissa M

    Please protect small business and stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Shannon Sudderth

    This is a terrible way to go about making sure that bath and beauty products meet safety standards. The only ones who will benefit from it are the large corporations when their competition from small companies are driven out of business by needless paperwork and punitive fees. The consumers will not benefit because they will have less choices and higher prices. This is one of the worst moves to make in an already weakened economy. As a customer of several small businesses who would be forced to close as a result if this proposal became law, I completely oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and will be contacting my representatives to say so.

  • Shannon Sudderth

    This is a terrible way to go about making sure that bath and beauty products meet safety standards. The only ones who will benefit from it are the large corporations when their competition from small companies are driven out of business by needless paperwork and punitive fees. The consumers will not benefit because they will have less choices and higher prices. This is one of the worst moves to make in an already weakened economy. As a customer of several small businesses who would be forced to close as a result if this proposal became law, I completely oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and will be contacting my representatives to say so.

  • Lisa Catella

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. i am a customer of several independent natural skin care/perfume companies. they provide superior, safer, purer products than i can find in drug stores and most of the products in natural foods stores. this act would be prohibitively expensive for independent businesses and their customers. please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and keep freedon of choice alive for consumers and independent business!
    thank you!

  • Lisa Catella

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. i am a customer of several independent natural skin care/perfume companies. they provide superior, safer, purer products than i can find in drug stores and most of the products in natural foods stores. this act would be prohibitively expensive for independent businesses and their customers. please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and keep freedon of choice alive for consumers and independent business!
    thank you!

  • Nathelle Young

    What do we have here? It appears to be yet another attempt to wipe out the small ‘mom and pop shops’, does it not? The mega corporations can afford such fees, the small companies cannot. So what happens? We see these small businesses close, over and over again, whilst the massive multi-million dollar corporations grow ever richer, verging on the realm of monopolies. We saw that we could not rely upon the FDA to look out for our best interests, so we took it upon ourselves to do so. We created small (and for the most part very humble) businesses, some of us simply to make ends meet, some of us because we saw various emerging health concerns that could be directly tied to the vast numbers of synthetic ‘FDA approved’ ingredients that the mass market products pawn off on the naive consumers. Do these small businesses really threaten the large businesses on a monetary scale? Perhaps not in the immediate sense, but what we, the small businesses, ARE doing is creating and spreading a public awareness. Awareness of the downright falsehoods that these mega corporations spread and package as good, wholesome ‘American’ truths. And in this capacity, I suppose we possibly do pose a potential threat. For knowledge is power, and how will the multi-billion dollar corporations continue to bilk us for all we’re worth, once everyone begins demanding quality over quantity? As i see it, this bill is a conspiracy to to edge the small companies out and keep the public masses ignorant, helpless and entirely dependent on the the government to tell them whats safe, healthy and ok. As far as i am concerned, the government can take this Globalization Act and GET BENT!!!!

  • Nathelle Young

    What do we have here? It appears to be yet another attempt to wipe out the small ‘mom and pop shops’, does it not? The mega corporations can afford such fees, the small companies cannot. So what happens? We see these small businesses close, over and over again, whilst the massive multi-million dollar corporations grow ever richer, verging on the realm of monopolies. We saw that we could not rely upon the FDA to look out for our best interests, so we took it upon ourselves to do so. We created small (and for the most part very humble) businesses, some of us simply to make ends meet, some of us because we saw various emerging health concerns that could be directly tied to the vast numbers of synthetic ‘FDA approved’ ingredients that the mass market products pawn off on the naive consumers. Do these small businesses really threaten the large businesses on a monetary scale? Perhaps not in the immediate sense, but what we, the small businesses, ARE doing is creating and spreading a public awareness. Awareness of the downright falsehoods that these mega corporations spread and package as good, wholesome ‘American’ truths. And in this capacity, I suppose we possibly do pose a potential threat. For knowledge is power, and how will the multi-billion dollar corporations continue to bilk us for all we’re worth, once everyone begins demanding quality over quantity? As i see it, this bill is a conspiracy to to edge the small companies out and keep the public masses ignorant, helpless and entirely dependent on the the government to tell them whats safe, healthy and ok. As far as i am concerned, the government can take this Globalization Act and GET BENT!!!!

  • Cheryl Fisher

    Please stop the FDA Glovalization Act of 2008. As a small buisness person the impossed fee would put me right out of buisness. Amercia is based on the opportunity to have a buisness and grow. This act would take away just one more of our rights in this country.

  • Cheryl Fisher

    Please stop the FDA Glovalization Act of 2008. As a small buisness person the impossed fee would put me right out of buisness. Amercia is based on the opportunity to have a buisness and grow. This act would take away just one more of our rights in this country.

  • Chloe

    Please don’t let this pass – it will hurt small businesses, people’s lives, and drive us all closer to a more monotonous, corporation run empire.

  • Chloe

    Please don’t let this pass – it will hurt small businesses, people’s lives, and drive us all closer to a more monotonous, corporation run empire.

  • Maureen

    Please do not pass this act! Gas,food,insurance,electric and everything else is sky high we don’t need another bill to pay.

  • Maureen

    Please do not pass this act! Gas,food,insurance,electric and everything else is sky high we don’t need another bill to pay.

  • Kate Rossetto

    More and more consumers are making the decision to support local, small business, especially those businesses that respect the environment and support their communities. This is how we will become more energy efficient and self sustaining in the challenging times that we are facing. The energy crises, recession, and global warming are having a huge impact on families. Small businesses need to be encouraged and supported, not handcuffed and restricted by high licensing and manufacturing fees and excessive amounts of paperwork. The Globalization Act of 2008 will only hinder local small businesses. We are supporting our families, communities and the environment,creating jobs, paying taxes, and more importantly, living with respect for all. This Act will only support big business. Box store mentality is not what this country was founded on. Neither was mass manufacturing, power & greed. If this Act is approved, it will be the end of the consumers ability to have personal choice in the purchases they make. I am against this Act in it’s present form. It needs to be seriously rethought.

  • Kate Rossetto

    More and more consumers are making the decision to support local, small business, especially those businesses that respect the environment and support their communities. This is how we will become more energy efficient and self sustaining in the challenging times that we are facing. The energy crises, recession, and global warming are having a huge impact on families. Small businesses need to be encouraged and supported, not handcuffed and restricted by high licensing and manufacturing fees and excessive amounts of paperwork. The Globalization Act of 2008 will only hinder local small businesses. We are supporting our families, communities and the environment,creating jobs, paying taxes, and more importantly, living with respect for all. This Act will only support big business. Box store mentality is not what this country was founded on. Neither was mass manufacturing, power & greed. If this Act is approved, it will be the end of the consumers ability to have personal choice in the purchases they make. I am against this Act in it’s present form. It needs to be seriously rethought.

  • Beth Fabian

    As a consumer of several small business products I am shocked and frankly terrified. Not only will this act knock out many of the small businesses that already exist, it will prevent any new “blood” from attempting to create new innovative products that may not only be safer but have less impact on the environment and are guaranteed animal friendly. This happens to be one of by biggest concerns. Small and independent producers are 9 times out of 10 very focused on all natural products and also boast cruelty free practices. Most of the large corporate companies are not only behind on the natural production scale, but their developers get paid a pretty penny to straight up lie to consumers and try to hide the ingredients in their products. Plus, although they may be able to say their labs do not test on animals, they have no qualms about using elements from other distributors that do indeed test on animals. It’s a frightening concept that we may be forced to rely on these deceptive companies to provide these everyday products. Please, please, please do not pass this act and give our creative and honest future “mom and pops” a chance.

  • Beth Fabian

    As a consumer of several small business products I am shocked and frankly terrified. Not only will this act knock out many of the small businesses that already exist, it will prevent any new “blood” from attempting to create new innovative products that may not only be safer but have less impact on the environment and are guaranteed animal friendly. This happens to be one of by biggest concerns. Small and independent producers are 9 times out of 10 very focused on all natural products and also boast cruelty free practices. Most of the large corporate companies are not only behind on the natural production scale, but their developers get paid a pretty penny to straight up lie to consumers and try to hide the ingredients in their products. Plus, although they may be able to say their labs do not test on animals, they have no qualms about using elements from other distributors that do indeed test on animals. It’s a frightening concept that we may be forced to rely on these deceptive companies to provide these everyday products. Please, please, please do not pass this act and give our creative and honest future “mom and pops” a chance.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Tessa Murphy McKay

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. You would be putting so many small businesses out of business.

  • Sara McGavin

    As a consumer, I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act. I attempt whenever possible to support small businesses, and the products and personal service I receive are entirely irreplaceable.

  • Sara McGavin

    As a consumer, I am strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act. I attempt whenever possible to support small businesses, and the products and personal service I receive are entirely irreplaceable.

  • http://www.fantasybath.com Denise Blackwell

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! As a small company, I would be forced out of business as I could not raise prices to cover the fees and still compete with big box stores. This is just making it easier for customers to have no choice but what they find in their local big mart stores and mass produced items. I have worked very hard to build my business from the ground up and employee many handicapped people. It would be a shame to impose these rules and regulations on small companies who struggle anyway and then watch their hard work go to the big stores along with their employees, who may not find work elsewhere. Is this what capitalism is all about? I don’t think so. You are just encouraging US small companies to not even try to compete in the global market any longer and let all of our products be made elsewhere. I can’t imagine the reasoning behind this. Please stop it.

  • http://www.fantasybath.com Denise Blackwell

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! As a small company, I would be forced out of business as I could not raise prices to cover the fees and still compete with big box stores. This is just making it easier for customers to have no choice but what they find in their local big mart stores and mass produced items. I have worked very hard to build my business from the ground up and employee many handicapped people. It would be a shame to impose these rules and regulations on small companies who struggle anyway and then watch their hard work go to the big stores along with their employees, who may not find work elsewhere. Is this what capitalism is all about? I don’t think so. You are just encouraging US small companies to not even try to compete in the global market any longer and let all of our products be made elsewhere. I can’t imagine the reasoning behind this. Please stop it.

  • Melissa Flick

    Please, we must not pass this! Read Small-Mart Revolution.

  • Melissa Flick

    Please, we must not pass this! Read Small-Mart Revolution.

  • Jane Horn

    Thank you for this petition. I’m a consumer myself and I’d loathe to see my favorites disappear because of unnecessary fees.

  • Jane Horn

    Thank you for this petition. I’m a consumer myself and I’d loathe to see my favorites disappear because of unnecessary fees.

  • Jane Beckman

    I am a consumer who buys her soaps and skincare products from small businesses because they are BETTER than what comes from the large corporations. This proposal would kill the small firms I buy from. And this would benefit whom? Not me the consumer, not average Americans, not family businesses. Large corporations could just sluff it off, but I don’t want them as my only alternative.

  • Jane Beckman

    I am a consumer who buys her soaps and skincare products from small businesses because they are BETTER than what comes from the large corporations. This proposal would kill the small firms I buy from. And this would benefit whom? Not me the consumer, not average Americans, not family businesses. Large corporations could just sluff it off, but I don’t want them as my only alternative.

  • Jane Horn

    The email for Virgil Miller is incorrect. It bounced back as “No MX or A records for email.house.gov”

  • Jane Horn

    The email for Virgil Miller is incorrect. It bounced back as “No MX or A records for email.house.gov”

  • Kim Rostberg

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Kim Rostberg

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Danielle Rowland

    i’m signing the petition.

  • Danielle Rowland

    i’m signing the petition.

  • Kaylor Stryker

    I support small beauty businesses and as such, oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The aforementioned bill will invariably impose undue burden on these businesses, and thus, force many to involuntarily shut down. This is wrong on so many levels. Stop!

  • Kaylor Stryker

    I support small beauty businesses and as such, oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The aforementioned bill will invariably impose undue burden on these businesses, and thus, force many to involuntarily shut down. This is wrong on so many levels. Stop!

  • Justine Cheynet

    Variety is freedom, and I find the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be an encroachment upon my personal freedom of choice as a customer. Every independant cosmetics company I’ve ever purchased from has proved to be run by dedicated, reponsible owners against which no protection is required, and definitely not in this faceless, bureaucratic way.

  • Justine Cheynet

    Variety is freedom, and I find the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be an encroachment upon my personal freedom of choice as a customer. Every independant cosmetics company I’ve ever purchased from has proved to be run by dedicated, reponsible owners against which no protection is required, and definitely not in this faceless, bureaucratic way.

  • Michelle

    NO FDA Globalization Act of 2008.No WAY!
    Leave Our Wonderful etailers alone!

  • Michelle

    NO FDA Globalization Act of 2008.No WAY!
    Leave Our Wonderful etailers alone!

  • http://www.honeybeesoaps.com Stephanie Craig

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small business owner I feel this piece of legislation would put a rather large burden on many small business owners. With large fees and piles of paperwork this legislation will force many people to close their businesses.
    As a consumer I buy as much as I can locally and my customers choose to buy from me because I am local. We need to support small business owners, not discourage new and small businesses from starting or growing which is what I see this legislation doing. STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Thank you, dM for all of your hard work I really appreciate it.

  • http://www.honeybeesoaps.com Stephanie Craig

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small business owner I feel this piece of legislation would put a rather large burden on many small business owners. With large fees and piles of paperwork this legislation will force many people to close their businesses.
    As a consumer I buy as much as I can locally and my customers choose to buy from me because I am local. We need to support small business owners, not discourage new and small businesses from starting or growing which is what I see this legislation doing. STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Thank you, dM for all of your hard work I really appreciate it.

  • Michele

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small home based business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley put me out of business.
    I have worked many years to pursue my passion of making healthy, organic products and selling them from home which allows me to care for my ill mother. Passing this legislation would tie my hands financially and destroy my ability to care for her.

  • Michele

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a small home based business, I find the new imposed fees and regulations too cumbersome for my business to endure and would ultimatley put me out of business.
    I have worked many years to pursue my passion of making healthy, organic products and selling them from home which allows me to care for my ill mother. Passing this legislation would tie my hands financially and destroy my ability to care for her.

  • Jennifer Harris

    Please do not go through with this. I love etailers and their products and this would be a great injustice to all etailers and their customers. Thank you.
    Jennifer Harris

  • Jennifer Harris

    Please do not go through with this. I love etailers and their products and this would be a great injustice to all etailers and their customers. Thank you.
    Jennifer Harris

  • Christa

    Let’s be fair!! Small businesses were the backbone of our country and we need to keep our country strong by allowing them to exist without all the financial burdens Congress is trying to impose on them.

  • Christa

    Let’s be fair!! Small businesses were the backbone of our country and we need to keep our country strong by allowing them to exist without all the financial burdens Congress is trying to impose on them.

  • Colleen Gajda

    Please don’t put small businesses out of business. The FDA Globalization Act is anti-business, would hurt so many, and limit the choices of the consumer.

  • Colleen Gajda

    Please don’t put small businesses out of business. The FDA Globalization Act is anti-business, would hurt so many, and limit the choices of the consumer.

  • Jaime

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act. We need to be fair and afford small businesses the same opportunities as large conglomerates. This is unfair not only to the companies, but also to the consumers who support them!

  • Jaime

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act. We need to be fair and afford small businesses the same opportunities as large conglomerates. This is unfair not only to the companies, but also to the consumers who support them!

  • http://www.candlesgiftsandmore.com Kerri Mills

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is ridiculous. The government needs to pay attention and correct the many other “issues” already at hand instead of meddling in and messing with this type of issue. What happened to a government for the people….ALL people…not just big businesses and the Wal-Marts of the world! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!

  • http://www.candlesgiftsandmore.com Kerri Mills

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is ridiculous. The government needs to pay attention and correct the many other “issues” already at hand instead of meddling in and messing with this type of issue. What happened to a government for the people….ALL people…not just big businesses and the Wal-Marts of the world! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!

  • Alice Y.

    I oppose this bill. The registration fee is disproportional to the annual profits of a small business. A flat fee favors the large corporations while crippling the up-and-comers. If we pay income tax based on our earnings, why shouldn’t this registration fee be the same? If small businesses need to pay $2000 annually (could well be 50% or more of its annual profits, in the early years), then the fair thing would be to charge companies like L’Oreal a registration fee in the hundreds of millions. Bigger companies sell more products and ought to do a bigger part in funding this new FDA initiative. It is only fair.

  • Alice Y.

    I oppose this bill. The registration fee is disproportional to the annual profits of a small business. A flat fee favors the large corporations while crippling the up-and-comers. If we pay income tax based on our earnings, why shouldn’t this registration fee be the same? If small businesses need to pay $2000 annually (could well be 50% or more of its annual profits, in the early years), then the fair thing would be to charge companies like L’Oreal a registration fee in the hundreds of millions. Bigger companies sell more products and ought to do a bigger part in funding this new FDA initiative. It is only fair.

  • http://LusciousNaturals.com Cassidy Helmken

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008… small businesses need the support of our government! Fariness is key–please consider us, too!

  • http://LusciousNaturals.com Cassidy Helmken

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008… small businesses need the support of our government! Fariness is key–please consider us, too!

  • Adrienne Spellman

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Adrienne Spellman

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Tracey Fonzo

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Tracey Fonzo

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Aileen Bradley

    By passing this amendment you would be putting millions of small business owners out of business. People are struggling to make ends meet as it is with the economy the way it is already. To pass this would be devastating to many.

  • Aileen Bradley

    By passing this amendment you would be putting millions of small business owners out of business. People are struggling to make ends meet as it is with the economy the way it is already. To pass this would be devastating to many.

  • Laura

    This Act seems designed to cripple small business owners, customers, and the economy in one blow. Either the small business owners will go out of business outright paying the outrageous fees, or they will pass the fees onto their consumers and their business will falter and fail when no one can afford the products anymore.
    I am an avid consumer of small business products, and the prices are already increasing with transportation costs and dollar inflation (this is true of everything right now, not just small business products). Another increase in prices is going to devastate not only these businesses, but the consumers. If we can’t afford the products, we can’t stimulate the economy. Which is already not doing so well, I can only imagine how much worse it will be with this.

  • Laura

    This Act seems designed to cripple small business owners, customers, and the economy in one blow. Either the small business owners will go out of business outright paying the outrageous fees, or they will pass the fees onto their consumers and their business will falter and fail when no one can afford the products anymore.
    I am an avid consumer of small business products, and the prices are already increasing with transportation costs and dollar inflation (this is true of everything right now, not just small business products). Another increase in prices is going to devastate not only these businesses, but the consumers. If we can’t afford the products, we can’t stimulate the economy. Which is already not doing so well, I can only imagine how much worse it will be with this.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/1213752492s3199/ Kelley Maddison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. My small business supports my family and without it, we would be financially devasted. This proposed act is completely unfair, unjust and totally biased towards large conglomerates who can afford to pay the large fees that will be imposed in order to have a cosmetics business in the USA. By having our government dictate where and what products consumers can buy, we are being stripped of our right to choose. This is the United States of America; a country built upon free enterprise- NOT communism. I IMPLORE Congress to listen to the outcries of small business owners and stop the FDA Globalization Act 2008.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/1213752492s3199/ Kelley Maddison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. My small business supports my family and without it, we would be financially devasted. This proposed act is completely unfair, unjust and totally biased towards large conglomerates who can afford to pay the large fees that will be imposed in order to have a cosmetics business in the USA. By having our government dictate where and what products consumers can buy, we are being stripped of our right to choose. This is the United States of America; a country built upon free enterprise- NOT communism. I IMPLORE Congress to listen to the outcries of small business owners and stop the FDA Globalization Act 2008.

  • Lisa Smith

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Lisa Smith

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Heather

    As a consumer with scent-indused migraines, I was never able to wear perfume or use most scented beauty products. When I discovered small online companies that understood this problem and offered a level of product customization that would be impossible for a company that mass-produces its products. I believe this bill is just big business’ attempt at gaining back our business by squashing the small business competition, rather being forced to understand the needs of their customers. The small businesses deserve our business because they have identified our needs and acted accordingly. This bill is unfair to small business and their loyal customers.

  • Heather

    As a consumer with scent-indused migraines, I was never able to wear perfume or use most scented beauty products. When I discovered small online companies that understood this problem and offered a level of product customization that would be impossible for a company that mass-produces its products. I believe this bill is just big business’ attempt at gaining back our business by squashing the small business competition, rather being forced to understand the needs of their customers. The small businesses deserve our business because they have identified our needs and acted accordingly. This bill is unfair to small business and their loyal customers.

  • Donna McIntyre

    Please do not pass this. More and more jobs are being lost, and some of the small businesses need their pay to support a family. It is already getting too hard to make a living. Give people a chance to stay out of the welfare lines.

  • Donna McIntyre

    Please do not pass this. More and more jobs are being lost, and some of the small businesses need their pay to support a family. It is already getting too hard to make a living. Give people a chance to stay out of the welfare lines.

  • Pennie

    I am against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Farra Wicks

    Please don’t do this to the skin care industry. It would be heartbreaking to have to use products that have proven to be harmful to our health because the small, innovative companies can’t afford to pay the registration fee. I refuse to buy or use products from big companies that obviously don’t care about my health as much as they do their pocketbooks.

  • Farra Wicks

    Please don’t do this to the skin care industry. It would be heartbreaking to have to use products that have proven to be harmful to our health because the small, innovative companies can’t afford to pay the registration fee. I refuse to buy or use products from big companies that obviously don’t care about my health as much as they do their pocketbooks.

  • C Cooper-Matthaei

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • C Cooper-Matthaei

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://names-n-brands.com/ Andrew

    I am grateful that dM and the Indie Beauty Network have stepped to the forefront of this issue. While I can certainly appreciate the need to protect consumers, I cannot support this particular piece of legislation. It hinders small business, unfairly assess unnecessary fees and does little to promote safer products, though it operates under the guise of protecting consumers. http://names-n-brands.com/ There are better, more cost effective and more efficient ways to achieve these goals. If these regulations had been in place 5 years ago, my company would never have gotten off the ground. Two thumbs down on the Federal Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://names-n-brands.com/ Andrew

    I am grateful that dM and the Indie Beauty Network have stepped to the forefront of this issue. While I can certainly appreciate the need to protect consumers, I cannot support this particular piece of legislation. It hinders small business, unfairly assess unnecessary fees and does little to promote safer products, though it operates under the guise of protecting consumers. http://names-n-brands.com/ There are better, more cost effective and more efficient ways to achieve these goals. If these regulations had been in place 5 years ago, my company would never have gotten off the ground. Two thumbs down on the Federal Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Bonnie Geyer

    We are upset over the possible loss of our businesses—This Act can be far more outreaching than we can imagine. Our suppliers will be hurt and small companies, like us, could lose their businesses also. Even the manufacturers will feel the effects. I don’t want to think of the price increases we’ll see in our raw ingredients. Even though many of us will no longer be able to sell our products—with the price increases—just making them for our personal use could be a financial hardship and no longer possible.

  • Bonnie Geyer

    We are upset over the possible loss of our businesses—This Act can be far more outreaching than we can imagine. Our suppliers will be hurt and small companies, like us, could lose their businesses also. Even the manufacturers will feel the effects. I don’t want to think of the price increases we’ll see in our raw ingredients. Even though many of us will no longer be able to sell our products—with the price increases—just making them for our personal use could be a financial hardship and no longer possible.

  • Pennie

    I am against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Vanessa

    Please protect small business!!!!

  • Vanessa

    Please protect small business!!!!

  • Michele

    Stop the Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Michele

    Stop the Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Erica Spencer

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!! I am a consumer of small-business cosmetics, and I can not imagine having to buy big-business products with all of their artificial ingredients and unnecessary preservatives. This Act is not designed to protect consumers, it is designed to help companies that make cheap, low-quality, mass-market products to make even more money than they already do.

  • Erica Spencer

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!! I am a consumer of small-business cosmetics, and I can not imagine having to buy big-business products with all of their artificial ingredients and unnecessary preservatives. This Act is not designed to protect consumers, it is designed to help companies that make cheap, low-quality, mass-market products to make even more money than they already do.

  • britton boyd

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    for real!
    as a person who DREAMS of possibly starting a body care line and owning my own business, this Act would literally destroy them.
    and as a consumer, i LOVE to support small business and have choices.

  • britton boyd

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    for real!
    as a person who DREAMS of possibly starting a body care line and owning my own business, this Act would literally destroy them.
    and as a consumer, i LOVE to support small business and have choices.

  • britton boyd

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    for real!
    as a person who DREAMS of possibly starting a body care line and owning my own business, this Act would literally destroy them.
    and as a consumer, i LOVE to support small business and have choices.

  • britton boyd

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    for real!
    as a person who DREAMS of possibly starting a body care line and owning my own business, this Act would literally destroy them.
    and as a consumer, i LOVE to support small business and have choices.

  • http://www.ZularisNaturals.com Penny

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will not solve any problems or protect consumers but it certainly will hurt many small businesses.

  • http://www.ZularisNaturals.com Penny

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will not solve any problems or protect consumers but it certainly will hurt many small businesses.

  • Frances

    Small business shouldn’t be weeded out of the competition because they are doing what’s right, more than big businesses!! Don’t let it pass!!

  • Frances

    Small business shouldn’t be weeded out of the competition because they are doing what’s right, more than big businesses!! Don’t let it pass!!

  • adrian rosen

    I am opposed to the FDA Globilization act of 2008.
    As a consumer, I have researched to find the correct products to use in my home. Many of these come from small etailers and this would put a huge burden on many of them. I would hate for so many hardworkers to lose their businesses.

  • adrian rosen

    I am opposed to the FDA Globilization act of 2008.
    As a consumer, I have researched to find the correct products to use in my home. Many of these come from small etailers and this would put a huge burden on many of them. I would hate for so many hardworkers to lose their businesses.

  • Jessica Bennett

    Let people choose who THEY want to buy from. Don’t force people to have only two options. What ever happened to ridding the world of monopolies?

  • Jessica Bennett

    Let people choose who THEY want to buy from. Don’t force people to have only two options. What ever happened to ridding the world of monopolies?

  • CASSANDRA STEWART

    Please dont do this to small businesses. This would hurt a lot of us badly! We are trying to make it and we cant if you pull us down by doing this!
    PLEASE DON’T DO THIS TO US!!!

  • CASSANDRA STEWART

    Please dont do this to small businesses. This would hurt a lot of us badly! We are trying to make it and we cant if you pull us down by doing this!
    PLEASE DON’T DO THIS TO US!!!

  • CA Callahan

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a consumer of indie products, and cannot imagine what my life would be like without the things I use day to day. I have severe allergies, and it has taken years to find soaps, cosmetics, sunblocks, and more that do not cause me problems (ranging from discomfort to scarring).
    Big business does not bother to invest in trying to make their products healthier, truly hypoallergenic, or more organic. Only small/indie businesses do that.
    It’s only the small, independent business that invest in trying to find ways to bring clean, organic, natural products to the market. They are the only ones that bother to consider the needs of the sensitive customer and cater to them.
    I NEED those independent businesses, and they need me. I sincerely cannot imagine what my life will be like without those companies.
    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It’s not just about crushing small business, it’s about limiting my choices as a consumer concerning my own health and well-being. It WILL NOT guarantee that I will simply cave in and buy what big business is selling– because I can’t, they make me sick.
    It guarantees that I will need to shop outside of the US as I desperately try to find alternatives to what I lost in the States.
    I would have no choice, and I guess, that’s the point.

  • CA Callahan

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a consumer of indie products, and cannot imagine what my life would be like without the things I use day to day. I have severe allergies, and it has taken years to find soaps, cosmetics, sunblocks, and more that do not cause me problems (ranging from discomfort to scarring).
    Big business does not bother to invest in trying to make their products healthier, truly hypoallergenic, or more organic. Only small/indie businesses do that.
    It’s only the small, independent business that invest in trying to find ways to bring clean, organic, natural products to the market. They are the only ones that bother to consider the needs of the sensitive customer and cater to them.
    I NEED those independent businesses, and they need me. I sincerely cannot imagine what my life will be like without those companies.
    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It’s not just about crushing small business, it’s about limiting my choices as a consumer concerning my own health and well-being. It WILL NOT guarantee that I will simply cave in and buy what big business is selling– because I can’t, they make me sick.
    It guarantees that I will need to shop outside of the US as I desperately try to find alternatives to what I lost in the States.
    I would have no choice, and I guess, that’s the point.

  • Christy Collins

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Our government should SUPPORT small businesses, not destroy them!

  • Christy Collins

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Our government should SUPPORT small businesses, not destroy them!

  • Meghan Runyon

    I would just like to voice my complete opposition to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity and am a small cosmetic/body care businesses. This law would make it impossible for almost ANY small business in cosmetics to every start up not to mention to stay in businesses thus crippling hundred and thousands of American families. This law would also completely eliminate all competition to big box companies they would be the only ones with the means to comply with this absurd law, thus taking away a consumers CHOICE!
    As a side note as a sufferer of MCS *multiple chemical sensitivity* I always have to buy handmade and natural products, and they are always from small local indie businesses, eliminating them would eliminate my health and quality of life.
    As and American I want a choice, of how to run my life, my businesses, and who I buy my products from and what goes in them, this law would take away my choice and I can not stand for it!

  • Meghan Runyon

    I would just like to voice my complete opposition to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity and am a small cosmetic/body care businesses. This law would make it impossible for almost ANY small business in cosmetics to every start up not to mention to stay in businesses thus crippling hundred and thousands of American families. This law would also completely eliminate all competition to big box companies they would be the only ones with the means to comply with this absurd law, thus taking away a consumers CHOICE!
    As a side note as a sufferer of MCS *multiple chemical sensitivity* I always have to buy handmade and natural products, and they are always from small local indie businesses, eliminating them would eliminate my health and quality of life.
    As and American I want a choice, of how to run my life, my businesses, and who I buy my products from and what goes in them, this law would take away my choice and I can not stand for it!

  • karen amato

    pleae don’t allow the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be passed in it’s current form

  • karen amato

    pleae don’t allow the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be passed in it’s current form

  • Persephone McKenzie

    Save the indies!

  • Persephone McKenzie

    Save the indies!

  • Ann Jones

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, as an owner just starting out there is now way I could pay fees like that!! Think of the smaller people.

  • Ann Jones

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, as an owner just starting out there is now way I could pay fees like that!! Think of the smaller people.

  • http://www.spartasoap.com Sandy Chidester

    We don’t need any more regs!
    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.spartasoap.com Sandy Chidester

    We don’t need any more regs!
    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.soaps-and-potions.com Barbara Moreda

    This would put me out of business!

  • http://www.soaps-and-potions.com Barbara Moreda

    This would put me out of business!

  • Janet Gerla

    We don’t need more gov’t regulations to mess with small businesses. This is especially important in this lousy economy and when big corporations use chemicals and ingredients *I* don’t want in my life. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Janet Gerla

    We don’t need more gov’t regulations to mess with small businesses. This is especially important in this lousy economy and when big corporations use chemicals and ingredients *I* don’t want in my life. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Pamela Ball

    Small business has been the start of a great America. This Act would decimate an entire population of small skin care businesses run by women and men with a vision to bring customers handmade, natural and local products. Our customers prefer our products to the chemicals and detergents that are available in stores; it is not fair to deny this option. Passage of this act will once again send the message that only BIG BUSINESS counts in the USA and that entrepreneurship is not welcome. With all of the MAJOR issues surrounding us today such as terrorism, tainted products and drugs from abroad, AIDS and other diseases, the high cost of healthcare, the impending issue of heating homes this winter with sky high fuel prices, poverty and hunger right in our own backyards, this Act just reinforces the fact that our leaders are not interested in focusing and solving the problems that need attention. In light of the world climate we live in today (and you may take climate for every meaning it may have) how can you, our Congress, even have this as an agenda item?? Certainly only at the behest of your lobbyists and BUG BUSINESS supporters. Consider America’s cottage skin care industry and give us all a chance and choice!

  • Pamela Ball

    Small business has been the start of a great America. This Act would decimate an entire population of small skin care businesses run by women and men with a vision to bring customers handmade, natural and local products. Our customers prefer our products to the chemicals and detergents that are available in stores; it is not fair to deny this option. Passage of this act will once again send the message that only BIG BUSINESS counts in the USA and that entrepreneurship is not welcome. With all of the MAJOR issues surrounding us today such as terrorism, tainted products and drugs from abroad, AIDS and other diseases, the high cost of healthcare, the impending issue of heating homes this winter with sky high fuel prices, poverty and hunger right in our own backyards, this Act just reinforces the fact that our leaders are not interested in focusing and solving the problems that need attention. In light of the world climate we live in today (and you may take climate for every meaning it may have) how can you, our Congress, even have this as an agenda item?? Certainly only at the behest of your lobbyists and BUG BUSINESS supporters. Consider America’s cottage skin care industry and give us all a chance and choice!

  • Pat Laukkonen

    Small business owners will be out of business and the only cosmetic/facial care products will be those of big, national companies. This is so wrong on many different levels.

  • Pat Laukkonen

    Small business owners will be out of business and the only cosmetic/facial care products will be those of big, national companies. This is so wrong on many different levels.

  • http://www.soapnbath.com Linda

    I agree this would shut down several small soap business yes me included or i would have to raise prices just to try and cover this lets all pray this bill does not go through.

  • http://www.soapnbath.com Linda

    I agree this would shut down several small soap business yes me included or i would have to raise prices just to try and cover this lets all pray this bill does not go through.

  • Sharon

    This would jeopardize small businesses (such as myself) who add wonderful, different, safe options to consumers. Please don’t allow this act to be passed!!

  • Sharon

    This would jeopardize small businesses (such as myself) who add wonderful, different, safe options to consumers. Please don’t allow this act to be passed!!

  • Sharon

    This would jeopardize small businesses (such as myself) who add wonderful, different, safe options to consumers. Please don’t allow this act to be passed!!

  • Sharon

    This would jeopardize small businesses (such as myself) who add wonderful, different, safe options to consumers. Please don’t allow this act to be passed!!

  • Andrea Hoeschen

    As a fellow small businessperson, although not affected by this particular legislation, I would like to stand against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While it is appropriate to take measures to ensure consumer safety and truth in advertising, these measures should be taken in ways that acknowlege a business model that is not a large corporation. In this time of economic downturn, we should be fostering new business, not crushing it under bureaucracy.

  • Andrea Hoeschen

    As a fellow small businessperson, although not affected by this particular legislation, I would like to stand against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. While it is appropriate to take measures to ensure consumer safety and truth in advertising, these measures should be taken in ways that acknowlege a business model that is not a large corporation. In this time of economic downturn, we should be fostering new business, not crushing it under bureaucracy.

  • Michelle Walker

    As many have said this would put me out of business and take food off of my family’s table. Disgusting.

  • Michelle Walker

    As many have said this would put me out of business and take food off of my family’s table. Disgusting.

  • Katrisa Bischoff

    Please help keep options open for those of us who don’t want to purchase big business cosmetics companies products with unhealthy ingredients.

  • Katrisa Bischoff

    Please help keep options open for those of us who don’t want to purchase big business cosmetics companies products with unhealthy ingredients.

  • Amanda Sleeper

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Amanda Sleeper

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Amanda Spayd

    Please do not make cottage cosmetics industry an impossible dream.
    I love what I do, I follow the regulations, pay my taxes, and abide by the laws and rules. But if I have to pay those fees, I will no longer be able to keep my business – it is too small.
    Consumer safety and quality control is a wonderful thing – but this is not the way to do it.
    I support consumer choice, diversity, and cottage industry, and I strongly OPPOSE this act!

  • Amanda Spayd

    Please do not make cottage cosmetics industry an impossible dream.
    I love what I do, I follow the regulations, pay my taxes, and abide by the laws and rules. But if I have to pay those fees, I will no longer be able to keep my business – it is too small.
    Consumer safety and quality control is a wonderful thing – but this is not the way to do it.
    I support consumer choice, diversity, and cottage industry, and I strongly OPPOSE this act!

  • Christin Steinbruch

    I like having the option of living green and I would hate being forced to use chemicals that are bad for me (and are in most large company cosmetics). Options are wonderful things.

  • Christin Steinbruch

    I like having the option of living green and I would hate being forced to use chemicals that are bad for me (and are in most large company cosmetics). Options are wonderful things.

  • http://www.personalalchemy.com Tiffany McCauley

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is a bad idea. I strongly oppose it. We are a country that thrives on small business, even if big business seems to have the majority control.
    The only thing this would accomplish is putting many small businesses, out of business. Not exactly a smart move in our current economy.
    Families depend on the small businesses they run. Putting them out of business in this way is bad economics, not just for the small business owner, but for the economy at large.
    Do not instate these regulations. They will do more harm than good, and only serve to protect big business.

  • http://www.personalalchemy.com Tiffany McCauley

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is a bad idea. I strongly oppose it. We are a country that thrives on small business, even if big business seems to have the majority control.
    The only thing this would accomplish is putting many small businesses, out of business. Not exactly a smart move in our current economy.
    Families depend on the small businesses they run. Putting them out of business in this way is bad economics, not just for the small business owner, but for the economy at large.
    Do not instate these regulations. They will do more harm than good, and only serve to protect big business.

  • http://telesilla.blogspot.com/ telesilla

    As a patron of many small, indie businesses, I am against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please reconsider this legislation as it penalizes small businesses in favor of large corporations.

  • http://telesilla.blogspot.com/ telesilla

    As a patron of many small, indie businesses, I am against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please reconsider this legislation as it penalizes small businesses in favor of large corporations.

  • ANgie

    PLEASE don’t take away my choices as a consumer and my opportunities as an American citizen!

  • ANgie

    PLEASE don’t take away my choices as a consumer and my opportunities as an American citizen!

  • Paula

    This country was built with the idea that you could start with nothing and build a successful business. This law would make it impossible for someone to start with nothing. It is an attempt to do away with the small indie business and make a new tax.

  • Paula

    This country was built with the idea that you could start with nothing and build a successful business. This law would make it impossible for someone to start with nothing. It is an attempt to do away with the small indie business and make a new tax.

  • jojo milano

    This is just awful. The FDA globalization Act is unconstitutional. Its highly reminiscent of what at the federal level APHIS and USDA are trying to do to small farmers, National Animal Identification System (NAIS). It reeks of the same approach where Big Box businesses are able to take on these costs while the small farmers are getting pushed out.
    What next? What more will you regulate? How can small businesses survive. Not only can’t i sell my milk products, i can’t even make soap with it? What is happening here?
    I do NOT support any more regulation for small business owners isn’t it enough that many can’t survive in this economy as it is?

  • jojo milano

    This is just awful. The FDA globalization Act is unconstitutional. Its highly reminiscent of what at the federal level APHIS and USDA are trying to do to small farmers, National Animal Identification System (NAIS). It reeks of the same approach where Big Box businesses are able to take on these costs while the small farmers are getting pushed out.
    What next? What more will you regulate? How can small businesses survive. Not only can’t i sell my milk products, i can’t even make soap with it? What is happening here?
    I do NOT support any more regulation for small business owners isn’t it enough that many can’t survive in this economy as it is?

  • Heather

    I oppose this act in it’s current form as this bill will force many independent cosmetic business to shut their doors. I know I would not be able to afford to produce my products.
    This will hurt the economy in more ways than realized as a lot of families depend on their small business to help support their family.

  • Heather

    I oppose this act in it’s current form as this bill will force many independent cosmetic business to shut their doors. I know I would not be able to afford to produce my products.
    This will hurt the economy in more ways than realized as a lot of families depend on their small business to help support their family.

  • Donna Fracarossi

    This law is a terrible idea. It is against everything our country stands for. The United States was built on small business owners!

  • Donna Fracarossi

    This law is a terrible idea. It is against everything our country stands for. The United States was built on small business owners!

  • http://www.bryrpatch.com Sheryl

    I’m a small business owner (goat milk Soap and lotion,) I created this business because of my disability (fibromyalgia) and my love of my products made from my goats milk. if this law puts me out of Business. I will be one more person who’s drawing disability, and Sucking from the system, instead of paying my own way, and not to mention the sales tax I generate for the state. (Oh well I’ll sit at home and enjoy my own product, while I cash those goverment checks!) Or maybe we could NOT inact this law, and continue to collect tax revenue from the sales and grow small business’s and a stronger economy.
    Sheryl

  • http://www.bryrpatch.com Sheryl

    I’m a small business owner (goat milk Soap and lotion,) I created this business because of my disability (fibromyalgia) and my love of my products made from my goats milk. if this law puts me out of Business. I will be one more person who’s drawing disability, and Sucking from the system, instead of paying my own way, and not to mention the sales tax I generate for the state. (Oh well I’ll sit at home and enjoy my own product, while I cash those goverment checks!) Or maybe we could NOT inact this law, and continue to collect tax revenue from the sales and grow small business’s and a stronger economy.
    Sheryl

  • E. Christian

    Please, please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put many family- and women-owned ventures out of business.
    We need our small businesses! Please help keep them alive by stopping this act. Don’t we want our world to become a BETTER place to live? Because this certainly would not be helping the cause! Just think about it.

  • E. Christian

    Please, please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put many family- and women-owned ventures out of business.
    We need our small businesses! Please help keep them alive by stopping this act. Don’t we want our world to become a BETTER place to live? Because this certainly would not be helping the cause! Just think about it.

  • http://www.samaliving.com Maria

    Too much regulation and astronomical fees imposed on small businesses would be not only be a creativity buster but a huge deterrent to starting a business. It just wouldn’t make economic sense.
    Many larger businesses today – ie The Body Shop are successful today because of the full expression of the founders. Imposing such fees would dampen this spirit of small indie businesses knowing they are being regulated by high fees, many of whom are supporting their families with this income. I love doing business with small businesses… let’s support rather than deter small business.

  • http://www.samaliving.com Maria

    Too much regulation and astronomical fees imposed on small businesses would be not only be a creativity buster but a huge deterrent to starting a business. It just wouldn’t make economic sense.
    Many larger businesses today – ie The Body Shop are successful today because of the full expression of the founders. Imposing such fees would dampen this spirit of small indie businesses knowing they are being regulated by high fees, many of whom are supporting their families with this income. I love doing business with small businesses… let’s support rather than deter small business.

  • http://www.wildwillow.com Lorita Dayton

    As a small business owner of a natural body care products company, I oppose FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you for your consideration of small business interests.

  • http://www.wildwillow.com Lorita Dayton

    As a small business owner of a natural body care products company, I oppose FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Thank you for your consideration of small business interests.

  • Linda Gann

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If passed, this act would put many small business owners out of business. Small business owners contribute many tax dollars to the U.S. economy. Hurting them will hurt the economy.

  • Linda Gann

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If passed, this act would put many small business owners out of business. Small business owners contribute many tax dollars to the U.S. economy. Hurting them will hurt the economy.

  • http://homesteadnotes.blogspot.com Teresa

    I believe freedom of choice is a defining factor of America, and I choose to patronize indie businesses because of all the good they do for the local and U.S. economy.

  • http://homesteadnotes.blogspot.com Teresa

    I believe freedom of choice is a defining factor of America, and I choose to patronize indie businesses because of all the good they do for the local and U.S. economy.

  • Sara

    Entrepreneurship and small business: it’s the American way! Don’t put up roadblocks to innovation and people trying to earn an honest dollar.

  • Sara

    Entrepreneurship and small business: it’s the American way! Don’t put up roadblocks to innovation and people trying to earn an honest dollar.

  • Judith

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    The registration fee is regressive and unfair to small businesses, it is sure to drive them out of business and not even be noticed by major corporate cosmetics firms.
    Even if it were a one-time fee of $2000, that would be too much for almost all startups, and for many small cosmetic makers as it is. Making this annual would destroy most small cosmetics firms.
    Other governmental fees are done on a sliding scale (Organic certification for example), this could too.

  • Judith

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    The registration fee is regressive and unfair to small businesses, it is sure to drive them out of business and not even be noticed by major corporate cosmetics firms.
    Even if it were a one-time fee of $2000, that would be too much for almost all startups, and for many small cosmetic makers as it is. Making this annual would destroy most small cosmetics firms.
    Other governmental fees are done on a sliding scale (Organic certification for example), this could too.

  • C. Sander

    Stop the FDA Globalization ACT of 2008. The Government already has to much control over all of us and what we do. This will also impact the small and home business owners in a very detrimental way, which is very unfair to the people.

  • C. Sander

    Stop the FDA Globalization ACT of 2008. The Government already has to much control over all of us and what we do. This will also impact the small and home business owners in a very detrimental way, which is very unfair to the people.

  • http://beehiveandbirdsnest.blogspot.com Jennie Westenhaver

    Please reconsider the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an awful policy that hurts much more than it helps.

  • http://beehiveandbirdsnest.blogspot.com Jennie Westenhaver

    Please reconsider the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an awful policy that hurts much more than it helps.

  • http://www.aftertherayne.com Nikie Brown

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.aftertherayne.com Nikie Brown

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Susan Owens

    We use to be small farmers until the rising costs of everything pushed us out of business. It took 2 full time jobs to support a struggling farm, a farm that was active since the 1850’s. Not just a fly by night operation. Now, not that I have another business, but if I were to try to establish one, I couldn’t afford it. The FDA Globalization act of 2008 sounds so unfair and worse yet, it sounds Anti American. How can you treat your American citizens like this? Would you rather they live off the welfare system or try to make a honest living? This is just my opinion, but perhaps your time and energy would better be spent coming up with ways to HELP AMERICA and not HURT it. Please don’t take away the freedom of small businesses.

  • Susan Owens

    We use to be small farmers until the rising costs of everything pushed us out of business. It took 2 full time jobs to support a struggling farm, a farm that was active since the 1850’s. Not just a fly by night operation. Now, not that I have another business, but if I were to try to establish one, I couldn’t afford it. The FDA Globalization act of 2008 sounds so unfair and worse yet, it sounds Anti American. How can you treat your American citizens like this? Would you rather they live off the welfare system or try to make a honest living? This is just my opinion, but perhaps your time and energy would better be spent coming up with ways to HELP AMERICA and not HURT it. Please don’t take away the freedom of small businesses.

  • Kelly Fielder

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must not be passed in it’s current form. The $2,000 annual fee is completely outrageous, and will destroy so many small businesses. It will destroy our hopes and dreams. People need a choice on who they can buy from. They should not be forced to only buy from big box companies. The government should not destroy independent companies just so they can line their pockets!

  • Kelly Fielder

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 must not be passed in it’s current form. The $2,000 annual fee is completely outrageous, and will destroy so many small businesses. It will destroy our hopes and dreams. People need a choice on who they can buy from. They should not be forced to only buy from big box companies. The government should not destroy independent companies just so they can line their pockets!

  • Deedra Hovey

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 in it’s present form. Safety and efficacy are important, but the $2000 annual fee will put many hundreds or even thousands of small businesses out of business. As a small business and a small farm owner I feel that the government is trying to push me out from all sides, in favor of big business and big agriculture.

  • Deedra Hovey

    Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 in it’s present form. Safety and efficacy are important, but the $2000 annual fee will put many hundreds or even thousands of small businesses out of business. As a small business and a small farm owner I feel that the government is trying to push me out from all sides, in favor of big business and big agriculture.

  • Wendy

    Small business are the backbone of this country (USofA).With more and more people out of work, small businesses will grow and thrive…..but not if ridiculous fees and taxes are assesed..~Wendy, Consumer of small business products~

  • Wendy

    Small business are the backbone of this country (USofA).With more and more people out of work, small businesses will grow and thrive…..but not if ridiculous fees and taxes are assesed..~Wendy, Consumer of small business products~

  • Whitney Pack

    Please reconsider passing this act. We are all concerned about safety, but many small business owners produce safer and more natural products than large companies. By requiring them to comply with the new regulations and fees you will effectively take away many “safe” and wonderful products from American consumers.

  • Whitney Pack

    Please reconsider passing this act. We are all concerned about safety, but many small business owners produce safer and more natural products than large companies. By requiring them to comply with the new regulations and fees you will effectively take away many “safe” and wonderful products from American consumers.

  • Lisa LeMar

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Lisa LeMar

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • http://www.ecram1.etsy.com Marcie Schenck

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.ecram1.etsy.com Marcie Schenck

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Michael Cumbus

    I sincerely hope that this does not pass. I love the products that small business people make and would hate to see them go out of business because of meaningless paperwork. It will be a sad day for the consumer if this happens.

  • Michael Cumbus

    I sincerely hope that this does not pass. I love the products that small business people make and would hate to see them go out of business because of meaningless paperwork. It will be a sad day for the consumer if this happens.

  • Emily Mouche

    i love the products that small businesses create and without the huge price. this needs to stop!

  • Emily Mouche

    i love the products that small businesses create and without the huge price. this needs to stop!

  • http://www.capellasgarden.com Bethany Adams

    As an independent soap and bath and body handcrafter that makes tested, safe products I am not for this bill. There has to be a way to regulate without gouging us with fees!

  • http://www.capellasgarden.com Bethany Adams

    As an independent soap and bath and body handcrafter that makes tested, safe products I am not for this bill. There has to be a way to regulate without gouging us with fees!

  • Angela K

    This is an unfair joke. You are going to attempt to do to us what you did to local farmers. How is it fair to burden us with meaningless fees and paperwork? It isn’t. Stop this act and let those of us who really care about good products and the production of them continue to do what we do best. The hippocracy of our government is becoming greater and greater every second. This is not the land of the free anymore. It isn’t about a “common-folk-type” making a business they can be proud of. It is about a select few making billions because we “small folk” have no other choice than to buy the garbage they sell. Stop this act and let the American dream be free once again.

  • Angela K

    This is an unfair joke. You are going to attempt to do to us what you did to local farmers. How is it fair to burden us with meaningless fees and paperwork? It isn’t. Stop this act and let those of us who really care about good products and the production of them continue to do what we do best. The hippocracy of our government is becoming greater and greater every second. This is not the land of the free anymore. It isn’t about a “common-folk-type” making a business they can be proud of. It is about a select few making billions because we “small folk” have no other choice than to buy the garbage they sell. Stop this act and let the American dream be free once again.

  • M. McConnell

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • M. McConnell

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • NORMA H.

    please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • NORMA H.

    please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Moriah

    I thought this was the land of opportunity and freedom? FDA and NAIS, basically government bodies are taking our freedoms away from us one by one. We all need to take a stand and fight back. Stop rolling over and saying okay to everything!

  • Moriah

    I thought this was the land of opportunity and freedom? FDA and NAIS, basically government bodies are taking our freedoms away from us one by one. We all need to take a stand and fight back. Stop rolling over and saying okay to everything!

  • http://www.southernpleasuresbathandbody.com Tenisha Walton

    I highly disagree with this proposed legislation. It is simply not fair to small business owners who create quality personal care and body products. If this legislation is passed it will not only cease the operation of my business but force my suppliers possibly out of business. I will not be forced out of an industry that I have worked so hard to become a part of unless I decide to leave voluntarily.

  • http://www.southernpleasuresbathandbody.com Tenisha Walton

    I highly disagree with this proposed legislation. It is simply not fair to small business owners who create quality personal care and body products. If this legislation is passed it will not only cease the operation of my business but force my suppliers possibly out of business. I will not be forced out of an industry that I have worked so hard to become a part of unless I decide to leave voluntarily.

  • Angela Herman

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will undoubtedly hurt more people than you know. It’s no wonder more small independent businesses have to close as our government entities tax and regulate the hard working people that make up our country. This plan is NOT in the best interest of anyone.

  • http://www.moonshinesoap.com Ellie

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is a specific representation of bureaucracy at its worst! This Act proposes to create a safe environment for consumers, when all it really allows is another opportunity for paperwork pushing and administrative fees. Consumers will be confused and misguided, while dynamic small businesses with the publics best interest at heart will be drown in a tsunami of politics proposed by a system that chooses to complicate things instead of solve problems.
    The Compact for Safe Cosmetics has been choosing to shed light on companies manufacturing cosmetics on all levels, as they propose an incremental movement for safe ingredients in all products over a period of time. This system was put in place allowing all of us, including very large, big box company

  • Angela Herman

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will undoubtedly hurt more people than you know. It’s no wonder more small independent businesses have to close as our government entities tax and regulate the hard working people that make up our country. This plan is NOT in the best interest of anyone.

  • http://www.moonshinesoap.com Ellie

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is a specific representation of bureaucracy at its worst! This Act proposes to create a safe environment for consumers, when all it really allows is another opportunity for paperwork pushing and administrative fees. Consumers will be confused and misguided, while dynamic small businesses with the publics best interest at heart will be drown in a tsunami of politics proposed by a system that chooses to complicate things instead of solve problems.
    The Compact for Safe Cosmetics has been choosing to shed light on companies manufacturing cosmetics on all levels, as they propose an incremental movement for safe ingredients in all products over a period of time. This system was put in place allowing all of us, including very large, big box company

  • Katie Lancaster

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If enacted, it would put my business out of business. I’ve been involved in this industry for a dozen years. It has helped feed, clothe and house our family. I don’t know what we would do without our busines.

  • Katie Lancaster

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If enacted, it would put my business out of business. I’ve been involved in this industry for a dozen years. It has helped feed, clothe and house our family. I don’t know what we would do without our busines.

  • Galily Rohlehr

    STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This law is just another way of manipulating the people of the USA and controlling them. Isn

  • Galily Rohlehr

    STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This law is just another way of manipulating the people of the USA and controlling them. Isn

  • Jenny Tooman

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • Jenny Tooman

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • http://www.kissegirl.com Shaunic

    Be fair to small businesses. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.kissegirl.com Shaunic

    Be fair to small businesses. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Sandy

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Sandy

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Maria Barreto

    Stop favoring only the rich

  • Maria Barreto

    Stop favoring only the rich

  • http://www.glenbrookfarm.com Lucinda Jenkins

    I believe this is an unfair user tax placed on the small business. My home state of Ky is full of small businesses and this will be another blow to the State of Ky ,, a state already depressed.

  • http://www.glenbrookfarm.com Lucinda Jenkins

    I believe this is an unfair user tax placed on the small business. My home state of Ky is full of small businesses and this will be another blow to the State of Ky ,, a state already depressed.

  • Mandyg

    Please stop this act!

  • Mandyg

    Please stop this act!

  • Diana Rafferty

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008; let’s take a stand to stop the government from putting small businesses OUT of business!!

  • Diana Rafferty

    I wholeheartedly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008; let’s take a stand to stop the government from putting small businesses OUT of business!!

  • AngelaB

    Please stop this act which will do nothing but put the small businesses out of business. We’ve all worked so hard to accomplish what we’ve already accomplished, and continuing to achieve more each day. We deliver quality products to people who choose to put better ingredients on their skin rather than cheap budget saving chemicals that the big company names have in them. This is just a way to get the small people out of the way, to pave the way for bigger profits for the big companies, and give consumers less choices. I’m all for public safety, but not with these fees that are being proposed. Educating is more important rather than putting small businesses out of commission for good. Please find another way to do this.

  • AngelaB

    Please stop this act which will do nothing but put the small businesses out of business. We’ve all worked so hard to accomplish what we’ve already accomplished, and continuing to achieve more each day. We deliver quality products to people who choose to put better ingredients on their skin rather than cheap budget saving chemicals that the big company names have in them. This is just a way to get the small people out of the way, to pave the way for bigger profits for the big companies, and give consumers less choices. I’m all for public safety, but not with these fees that are being proposed. Educating is more important rather than putting small businesses out of commission for good. Please find another way to do this.

  • Theresa Pittman

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Theresa Pittman

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Patricia J. Bailey

    This is a dagerous threat to free enterprise.

  • Patricia J. Bailey

    This is a dagerous threat to free enterprise.

  • Melissa Romano

    The FDA Globilization Act of 2008 must be stopped! How are the small businesses to survive? I have invested a lot of money in starting my business and have a lot of great customers, it would put me out of business if this Act were passed.

  • Melissa Romano

    The FDA Globilization Act of 2008 must be stopped! How are the small businesses to survive? I have invested a lot of money in starting my business and have a lot of great customers, it would put me out of business if this Act were passed.

  • Darren White

    This proposed Act will benefit neither the cosmetic industry, nor the consumer. Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008.

  • Darren White

    This proposed Act will benefit neither the cosmetic industry, nor the consumer. Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.pampermecollections.com/page/page/5812330.htm Rachel

    Please do not pass the FDA Globlization Act of 2008. I am just getting my business started up again and it would destroy it on the spot. I would never be able to come up with the fees that would be involved.

  • http://www.pampermecollections.com/page/page/5812330.htm Rachel

    Please do not pass the FDA Globlization Act of 2008. I am just getting my business started up again and it would destroy it on the spot. I would never be able to come up with the fees that would be involved.

  • Missy

    We are SMALL busineses and already have to work for several months out of the year for nothing due to taxes and such.
    I use my profit to help pay my bills, with the economy as unstable as it is how will this help in any way???
    It seems as if there is NO way to get ahead in this country anymore!
    We try to better ourselves and not “live off the system” well here you go, another fine example why so many people do!
    $2000 ???????
    Do the law makers even realize that most of us do not even make that kind of money??
    Who is going to pay that kind of cash to sell at a farmers market?
    I am just stunned, really.
    This is greedy, wrong and absolutely ridiculous!
    I list ingredients, preserve properly and have NEVER had one single “adverse” reaction to one of my products, neither has even one of my customers.
    I doubt that these lawmakers see the bigger picture.

  • Missy

    We are SMALL busineses and already have to work for several months out of the year for nothing due to taxes and such.
    I use my profit to help pay my bills, with the economy as unstable as it is how will this help in any way???
    It seems as if there is NO way to get ahead in this country anymore!
    We try to better ourselves and not “live off the system” well here you go, another fine example why so many people do!
    $2000 ???????
    Do the law makers even realize that most of us do not even make that kind of money??
    Who is going to pay that kind of cash to sell at a farmers market?
    I am just stunned, really.
    This is greedy, wrong and absolutely ridiculous!
    I list ingredients, preserve properly and have NEVER had one single “adverse” reaction to one of my products, neither has even one of my customers.
    I doubt that these lawmakers see the bigger picture.

  • Katherine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is biased towards big business and would put many small businesses (who contribute greatly to local economies) out of business. In doing so, there will be less competition for “big business” and therefore fewer products available to consumers. This would unfairly limit consumers’ choices in what should be a free market. Competition drives improvement.
    Consumer safety is essential, but this Act would fail to do anything for that cause; in fact, it would create a false and misleading sense of safety with consumers.

  • Katherine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is biased towards big business and would put many small businesses (who contribute greatly to local economies) out of business. In doing so, there will be less competition for “big business” and therefore fewer products available to consumers. This would unfairly limit consumers’ choices in what should be a free market. Competition drives improvement.
    Consumer safety is essential, but this Act would fail to do anything for that cause; in fact, it would create a false and misleading sense of safety with consumers.

  • http://www.floratech.com James Brown

    I oppose this proposed FDA Globalization legislation as a business owner supplying raw materials to both large and small companies. I believe the legislation is un-necessary and would cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to monitor and enforce. Adequate safeguards and self regulations are in place to protect consumers of cosmetic products manufactured or sold within the USA. Our economy does not need this inflationary “nail” driven in by bureaucrats building empires in Washington.

  • http://www.floratech.com James Brown

    I oppose this proposed FDA Globalization legislation as a business owner supplying raw materials to both large and small companies. I believe the legislation is un-necessary and would cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to monitor and enforce. Adequate safeguards and self regulations are in place to protect consumers of cosmetic products manufactured or sold within the USA. Our economy does not need this inflationary “nail” driven in by bureaucrats building empires in Washington.

  • Erica

    I oppose the FDA Globaliztion Act of 2008. It benefits neither the consumer or companies. It discourages and stops entrepreneurs from starting and running small businesses.

  • Erica

    I oppose the FDA Globaliztion Act of 2008. It benefits neither the consumer or companies. It discourages and stops entrepreneurs from starting and running small businesses.

  • http://www.zazenphoto.com Abbie Lane

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!

  • http://www.zazenphoto.com Abbie Lane

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!

  • http://www.bathbodysupply.com Allison Kontur

    We vehemently oppose the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As business owners supplying raw materials and finished products to “every-size” companies, we believe the legislation is an affront to small business owners and would cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to monitor and enforce. Additionally, passage of this act will systematically eliminate competition and allow “big box” companies to monopolize the industry. Adequate safeguards and self regulations are in place to protect consumers of cosmetic products manufactured or sold within the USA already. Furthermore, our economy cannot tolerate the devastating blow that the passage of this legislation will initiate in the small-business sector. We demand that passage of this act be reconsidered.

  • http://www.bathbodysupply.com Allison Kontur

    We vehemently oppose the proposed FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As business owners supplying raw materials and finished products to “every-size” companies, we believe the legislation is an affront to small business owners and would cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to monitor and enforce. Additionally, passage of this act will systematically eliminate competition and allow “big box” companies to monopolize the industry. Adequate safeguards and self regulations are in place to protect consumers of cosmetic products manufactured or sold within the USA already. Furthermore, our economy cannot tolerate the devastating blow that the passage of this legislation will initiate in the small-business sector. We demand that passage of this act be reconsidered.

  • http://www.tandpcrafts.com Tom and Paulette Buckner

    PLEASE, listen to the people and STOP unfair burdens on small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy!!!!! Do NOT pass FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!!!!

  • http://www.tandpcrafts.com Tom and Paulette Buckner

    PLEASE, listen to the people and STOP unfair burdens on small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy!!!!! Do NOT pass FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!!!!

  • sindy

    Handcrafters are popping up all over, people who use to be considered CRAFTSMAN. Many people now demand and deserve healthier options. These outrageous fees would only serve to put many handcrafters / craftsman who specialize in chemical and preservative free products, out of business.
    Cooperatives and farmers markets are a strong indicator of public opinion and choices being made for a healthier life style. Many of us began this as alternative lifestyle choices for our families health issues.

  • sindy

    Handcrafters are popping up all over, people who use to be considered CRAFTSMAN. Many people now demand and deserve healthier options. These outrageous fees would only serve to put many handcrafters / craftsman who specialize in chemical and preservative free products, out of business.
    Cooperatives and farmers markets are a strong indicator of public opinion and choices being made for a healthier life style. Many of us began this as alternative lifestyle choices for our families health issues.

  • http://www.gcdspa.com Emily Caswell

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Like so many other small businesses, mine would never have started if this act had been in place three years ago. The act would place unnecessary limits on small businesses, reduce customers’ choices, and have a ripple effect throughout the industry from the little guys to the big suppliers who rely on their business.

  • http://www.gcdspa.com Emily Caswell

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Like so many other small businesses, mine would never have started if this act had been in place three years ago. The act would place unnecessary limits on small businesses, reduce customers’ choices, and have a ripple effect throughout the industry from the little guys to the big suppliers who rely on their business.

  • Annie Eidolon

    I am an independent fragrance designer currently working on research and development of fragrances that I have created and have plans to create. I’ve been working my tail off for over a year and a half to learn everything I can about what I’m doing and how to do it right.
    Currently I have all kinds of resources open to me that I can utilize to help educate myself and get my business into it’s first production phases. I have spent a significant amount of money educating myself and purchasing supplies for use in future manufacture. All of these resources will go away if this Act passes, and will leave me with no way to continue my operation to the point of actually getting it “off the ground”. I would hate to think that I have spent all that time, effort and money for nothing.
    I’m sure there are many, many infant businesses and full blown operations alike who, like me, cannot allow the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be passed. Many of us are creating and marketing our products not just as a source of income but also out of a need for creativity and beauty in ours lives (though I realize that our federal government has no use for these things) – hence, not all of us are bringing in huge amounts of money that is disposable to a degree where we could afford to pay a $10,000 annual fee just for the privilege of becoming registered, not to mention all the wasted time spent filling out forms and cutting through bureaucratic red tape. Many of us are owner/operators and do not hire outside help, so we would be taking time away from our businesses to do all these things. Time is money – who’s going to pay us back for all those hours spent shuffling through paper forests? Further more, where is the FDA going to find all the people necessary to process all that paperwork, when they don’t even have enough people on staff to make sure that pathogens like E-coli stay out of our food system??? And even if they did come up with the necessary forces to process the paperwork, you KNOW the FDA isn’t going to pay them with the kickbacks they’re getting from big pharmaceutical companies; no they’ll just figure out a way to raise taxes again to pay for it that way.
    This Act is not fair to small business owners, or consumers. Should it pass it will ultimately further contribute to the economic collapse of this country through discouragement of small businesses. What’s next on the agenda – the invalidation of and de-legalization of owning and/or operating ANY small business without paying enormous and unfair registration fees to the federal goverment???

  • Annie Eidolon

    I am an independent fragrance designer currently working on research and development of fragrances that I have created and have plans to create. I’ve been working my tail off for over a year and a half to learn everything I can about what I’m doing and how to do it right.
    Currently I have all kinds of resources open to me that I can utilize to help educate myself and get my business into it’s first production phases. I have spent a significant amount of money educating myself and purchasing supplies for use in future manufacture. All of these resources will go away if this Act passes, and will leave me with no way to continue my operation to the point of actually getting it “off the ground”. I would hate to think that I have spent all that time, effort and money for nothing.
    I’m sure there are many, many infant businesses and full blown operations alike who, like me, cannot allow the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 to be passed. Many of us are creating and marketing our products not just as a source of income but also out of a need for creativity and beauty in ours lives (though I realize that our federal government has no use for these things) – hence, not all of us are bringing in huge amounts of money that is disposable to a degree where we could afford to pay a $10,000 annual fee just for the privilege of becoming registered, not to mention all the wasted time spent filling out forms and cutting through bureaucratic red tape. Many of us are owner/operators and do not hire outside help, so we would be taking time away from our businesses to do all these things. Time is money – who’s going to pay us back for all those hours spent shuffling through paper forests? Further more, where is the FDA going to find all the people necessary to process all that paperwork, when they don’t even have enough people on staff to make sure that pathogens like E-coli stay out of our food system??? And even if they did come up with the necessary forces to process the paperwork, you KNOW the FDA isn’t going to pay them with the kickbacks they’re getting from big pharmaceutical companies; no they’ll just figure out a way to raise taxes again to pay for it that way.
    This Act is not fair to small business owners, or consumers. Should it pass it will ultimately further contribute to the economic collapse of this country through discouragement of small businesses. What’s next on the agenda – the invalidation of and de-legalization of owning and/or operating ANY small business without paying enormous and unfair registration fees to the federal goverment???

  • Chad Brogley

    I oppose the FDA globalization act of 2008 b/c it is an unnecessary burden on small businesses.

  • Chad Brogley

    I oppose the FDA globalization act of 2008 b/c it is an unnecessary burden on small businesses.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Carol Schroden

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • http://www.soapboxhawaii.com JoAnn Takushi

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it would put us out of business. During these tough economic times, our business cannot afford all the fees and time involved with the passage of this act.

  • http://www.soapboxhawaii.com JoAnn Takushi

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it would put us out of business. During these tough economic times, our business cannot afford all the fees and time involved with the passage of this act.

  • Cindy Ranuio

    I am just getting started with my business (goat milk soaps, lotions, body butters, etc.) and I am doing this so that my family can be financially secure, I am the primary bread winner and I can’t make enough by myself without a second job and this affords me the luxury of having time with my family that a second job would not. Also, I try to live as naturally as possible and my products are made that way as well. If this passes, I know my family will be devastated and I am sure so will so many others. This is legislation that is not necessary and will aid in the development of monopolized conglomerates who don’t care what they put into a product just as long as it sells.

  • Cindy Ranuio

    I am just getting started with my business (goat milk soaps, lotions, body butters, etc.) and I am doing this so that my family can be financially secure, I am the primary bread winner and I can’t make enough by myself without a second job and this affords me the luxury of having time with my family that a second job would not. Also, I try to live as naturally as possible and my products are made that way as well. If this passes, I know my family will be devastated and I am sure so will so many others. This is legislation that is not necessary and will aid in the development of monopolized conglomerates who don’t care what they put into a product just as long as it sells.

  • http://soapsushi.com/ Krystal Kelly

    In my opinion, independent makers of soaps and beauty products do the most research on quality ingredients and product safety. Putting small business owners out of business would not make the marketplace safer, but would have a chiling effect on innovation. Not only that, but hundreds of suppliers to these small business owners will be financially impacted also. This Act only lessens competition for larger businesses and does very little to promote safe products in the market place.

  • http://soapsushi.com/ Krystal Kelly

    In my opinion, independent makers of soaps and beauty products do the most research on quality ingredients and product safety. Putting small business owners out of business would not make the marketplace safer, but would have a chiling effect on innovation. Not only that, but hundreds of suppliers to these small business owners will be financially impacted also. This Act only lessens competition for larger businesses and does very little to promote safe products in the market place.

  • Diane Campbell

    This is big government at its worst – why not tax Revlon, etc. at the same level of the farmer’s market participant? See how many like it then!
    I am definitely against this.

  • Diane Campbell

    This is big government at its worst – why not tax Revlon, etc. at the same level of the farmer’s market participant? See how many like it then!
    I am definitely against this.

  • http://www.spiritseabath.8m.com Gina Jones

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • http://www.spiritseabath.8m.com Gina Jones

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small bath and body products business and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Toni Bible

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    I started making products for my Grand Children because they cannot use the chemical laden products on the market. It turned into a small business for my family. To pay the outrageous fees that are trying to be imposed would literally put us out of business!!!
    The only people that can afford these types of fees are the big cosmetics companies. Is this more “government” to help the rich get richer?
    This is an extremely biased Act against small business.

  • Toni Bible

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    I started making products for my Grand Children because they cannot use the chemical laden products on the market. It turned into a small business for my family. To pay the outrageous fees that are trying to be imposed would literally put us out of business!!!
    The only people that can afford these types of fees are the big cosmetics companies. Is this more “government” to help the rich get richer?
    This is an extremely biased Act against small business.

  • Diona Gosvener

    I do not agree with the premise, nor the construct, of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. There is not consideration of cottage industry and the product provided by those small businesses. I am not longer a creator or seller of handcrafted soap items, but I would be put out of business if I were because of this type of mandate (not legislation). As it is, the costs of insurance, business licensure, and taxes, along with the higher costs of doing specialty business is enough for any small business. Should this Act be inacted, there will be a large detrimental effect to the small businesses that are affected.

  • Diona Gosvener

    I do not agree with the premise, nor the construct, of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. There is not consideration of cottage industry and the product provided by those small businesses. I am not longer a creator or seller of handcrafted soap items, but I would be put out of business if I were because of this type of mandate (not legislation). As it is, the costs of insurance, business licensure, and taxes, along with the higher costs of doing specialty business is enough for any small business. Should this Act be inacted, there will be a large detrimental effect to the small businesses that are affected.

  • Mel Heimo

    Please stop this absurd law from passage. Consumers need choices and small business owners need to make a living.
    regards,
    Ms. Mel Heimo
    Florida

  • Mel Heimo

    Please stop this absurd law from passage. Consumers need choices and small business owners need to make a living.
    regards,
    Ms. Mel Heimo
    Florida

  • Naomi Durham

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Instead, why don’t you just ban the sale/use of unsafe CHEMICALS used in the cosmetic and food industries, as well as our cleaning supplies?. Why make it impossible for the small family-owned business to create products that are safe for use? Your act just ENSURES we have no choice for safer products, since the only ones supplying them ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS (by the way, I am not one, I am a consumer).

  • Naomi Durham

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Instead, why don’t you just ban the sale/use of unsafe CHEMICALS used in the cosmetic and food industries, as well as our cleaning supplies?. Why make it impossible for the small family-owned business to create products that are safe for use? Your act just ENSURES we have no choice for safer products, since the only ones supplying them ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS (by the way, I am not one, I am a consumer).

  • Joyce Vanderlinden

    BAD IDEA !!
    yes, the Big Guys are trying to do away with the little guys.
    Pharmeceuticals hate the natural herbal way of doing things….thjey can’t make money.
    They WILL do away with you.
    And it vcan NOT cost 2,000 annually to maintain a list.
    FIGHT !!!!!
    I am an irate consumer….not a manufacturer or IBN member.

  • Joyce Vanderlinden

    BAD IDEA !!
    yes, the Big Guys are trying to do away with the little guys.
    Pharmeceuticals hate the natural herbal way of doing things….thjey can’t make money.
    They WILL do away with you.
    And it vcan NOT cost 2,000 annually to maintain a list.
    FIGHT !!!!!
    I am an irate consumer….not a manufacturer or IBN member.

  • Mark Adams Johnson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will tie a number industries together, Food, Medical devices and Cosmetics, for increased regulation be on what they already adhere to from the FDA regulations currently on the books. We all understand the importance of safe products to the US consumer. But congress must understand that fees proposed on registration are extreme and extensive not only to business, small business to say the least, but the consumers also. These fees will only filter down to the already hard pressed consumer that have to deal with the likes of higher medical coverage, higher food cost along with the already souring energy cost we all are experiencing, both in the private sector and in the business sector of our great nation.
    I urge those in Congress to kill this act, prior to reaching the House floor. Do what

  • Mark Adams Johnson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will tie a number industries together, Food, Medical devices and Cosmetics, for increased regulation be on what they already adhere to from the FDA regulations currently on the books. We all understand the importance of safe products to the US consumer. But congress must understand that fees proposed on registration are extreme and extensive not only to business, small business to say the least, but the consumers also. These fees will only filter down to the already hard pressed consumer that have to deal with the likes of higher medical coverage, higher food cost along with the already souring energy cost we all are experiencing, both in the private sector and in the business sector of our great nation.
    I urge those in Congress to kill this act, prior to reaching the House floor. Do what

  • Jennifer Gebhart

    I’m allergic to many of the chemicals found in big name products. I use almost exclusively soap, shampoo, lotions, and other bath products from small businesses. This piece of legislation would break my heart.
    Beyond the personal side of the matter — this is something that our economy cannot handle. How could it possibly be a good thing to force small companies out of business at a time when every cent matters? I cannot even begin to guess how many people and families this would affect, but I am very sure that the impact would be immediate and tragic — and widespread.
    Those who have signed this petition and are passing it on — that’s great, but also remember to write to your representatives! This has to be stopped, for the good of all of us. Our country can’t take many more blows, and this would be a bigger one than I think the people behind this legislation realize.

  • Jennifer Gebhart

    I’m allergic to many of the chemicals found in big name products. I use almost exclusively soap, shampoo, lotions, and other bath products from small businesses. This piece of legislation would break my heart.
    Beyond the personal side of the matter — this is something that our economy cannot handle. How could it possibly be a good thing to force small companies out of business at a time when every cent matters? I cannot even begin to guess how many people and families this would affect, but I am very sure that the impact would be immediate and tragic — and widespread.
    Those who have signed this petition and are passing it on — that’s great, but also remember to write to your representatives! This has to be stopped, for the good of all of us. Our country can’t take many more blows, and this would be a bigger one than I think the people behind this legislation realize.

  • Pamela Guest

    I join my fellow Indie Sisters and Brothers and ask you to please STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Pamela Guest

    I join my fellow Indie Sisters and Brothers and ask you to please STOP the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • John Reinhardt

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small businesses cannot afford additional fees, regulations and paperwork- this legislation benefits the big multi-nationals, and will strangle the small entrepreneureal personal care business owners.

  • John Reinhardt

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small businesses cannot afford additional fees, regulations and paperwork- this legislation benefits the big multi-nationals, and will strangle the small entrepreneureal personal care business owners.

  • Renee Villanueva

    I am one year new to this business. I got started in the bath and body care due to my and my children’s chemical allergies. I found it increasing difficult to find affordable moisturizing products that didn’t have something (namely any nut oils- almond oil) to which I’m allergic. With the products I began making for my self and my son who has eczema with the product I made I am able to keep his condition under control. Some friends noticed the change in his skin asked what I used, I told them and so as they say the rest is history.
    I don’t make very much money in this business. Certainly not enough to afford all the fees every year, but in today’s economy every penny counts. We live on a very tight budget and only have one major salary coming into the house (my husbands). This business along with a 14 hours a week job and volunteer work at my children

  • Renee Villanueva

    I am one year new to this business. I got started in the bath and body care due to my and my children’s chemical allergies. I found it increasing difficult to find affordable moisturizing products that didn’t have something (namely any nut oils- almond oil) to which I’m allergic. With the products I began making for my self and my son who has eczema with the product I made I am able to keep his condition under control. Some friends noticed the change in his skin asked what I used, I told them and so as they say the rest is history.
    I don’t make very much money in this business. Certainly not enough to afford all the fees every year, but in today’s economy every penny counts. We live on a very tight budget and only have one major salary coming into the house (my husbands). This business along with a 14 hours a week job and volunteer work at my children

  • http://sensatia.com/ Michael R. Lorenti Jr.

    Sounds like another stupid Bush idea. He is good at making us Americans look like idiots internationally (again) as well as feed only his cronies (the rich) with more money by yet again segregating the rich from the poor. Good old land of the free, it never ceases to amaze me.
    DO NOT ALLOW The FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://sensatia.com/ Michael R. Lorenti Jr.

    Sounds like another stupid Bush idea. He is good at making us Americans look like idiots internationally (again) as well as feed only his cronies (the rich) with more money by yet again segregating the rich from the poor. Good old land of the free, it never ceases to amaze me.
    DO NOT ALLOW The FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pia Koukila

    It’s very shortsighted to destroy small companies and business, because they are the ones that keeps people employed if only one per business… but one more is always ONE MORE.
    By signing this petition I protest against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Pia Koukila

    It’s very shortsighted to destroy small companies and business, because they are the ones that keeps people employed if only one per business… but one more is always ONE MORE.
    By signing this petition I protest against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://elyorganics.com/ Erin Ely

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This only helps big business and does not support the small producers like most of the people in business.
    It’s not right and it’s not fair.

  • http://elyorganics.com/ Erin Ely

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This only helps big business and does not support the small producers like most of the people in business.
    It’s not right and it’s not fair.

  • Scott Belton

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is another effort to hinder small businesses in favor of big corporations. Doesn’t big business get enough breaks as it is? Must we eliminate any semblance of competition as well?

  • Scott Belton

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is another effort to hinder small businesses in favor of big corporations. Doesn’t big business get enough breaks as it is? Must we eliminate any semblance of competition as well?

  • http://www.devorahnaturals.com Deborah Z. Seewald

    It is difficult enough as it is to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit in our society. However, when government mandates make it so that only the ‘big boys’ can play it is even harder. There are numerous responsible small and fledgling businesses who are committed to creating healthier, better choices for the consumers. They will not be able to continue under the onerous fees and regulations that would be put in place if this act is approved. Please do not pass The Food and Drug Globalization Act of 2008. Many quality businesses and products will disappear from the market due to the burden this act will place upon them. I do not think that the spirit of free enterprise which this country so proudly touts should mean that only the large companies that can afford large fees and extra personnel can be in business.

  • http://www.devorahnaturals.com Deborah Z. Seewald

    It is difficult enough as it is to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit in our society. However, when government mandates make it so that only the ‘big boys’ can play it is even harder. There are numerous responsible small and fledgling businesses who are committed to creating healthier, better choices for the consumers. They will not be able to continue under the onerous fees and regulations that would be put in place if this act is approved. Please do not pass The Food and Drug Globalization Act of 2008. Many quality businesses and products will disappear from the market due to the burden this act will place upon them. I do not think that the spirit of free enterprise which this country so proudly touts should mean that only the large companies that can afford large fees and extra personnel can be in business.

  • David Janvrin

    The consumer protection laws currently on the books are more than sufficient to address the needs expressed in the FDA Globalization Act draft legislation. The act would simply create another layer of regulation which would stifle the earnest creative spirit of independant, small-scale businesses and hobbiests. The industrial producers have proven their agenda – using the cheapest ingredients to create a passable product and using mass marketing to push the product to the consumer. Indie businesses don’t have the money for the marketing, much less the burden this legislation would impose.
    David Janvrin

  • David Janvrin

    The consumer protection laws currently on the books are more than sufficient to address the needs expressed in the FDA Globalization Act draft legislation. The act would simply create another layer of regulation which would stifle the earnest creative spirit of independant, small-scale businesses and hobbiests. The industrial producers have proven their agenda – using the cheapest ingredients to create a passable product and using mass marketing to push the product to the consumer. Indie businesses don’t have the money for the marketing, much less the burden this legislation would impose.
    David Janvrin

  • http://profile.typekey.com/greenadventure/ Joanna Livieratos

    As a small business owner, small farmer, and customer of small businesses, it is outrageous to hear of these exhorbitant fees that might be required. During the first few years of a small business, there is no way that fees in the thousands could be paid…. we struggle just to get by and make it. We are the spirit of America. The country where, if you work hard and put your whole heart into it, you can create a business and live your dream. Imposing such steep and ridiculous fees would crush that spirit. It is only a move in favor of large, corporate America, and in a time when our economy is so shaky and so many people are worried about their future, how could we even think of destroying so many small businesses?

  • http://profile.typekey.com/greenadventure/ Joanna Livieratos

    As a small business owner, small farmer, and customer of small businesses, it is outrageous to hear of these exhorbitant fees that might be required. During the first few years of a small business, there is no way that fees in the thousands could be paid…. we struggle just to get by and make it. We are the spirit of America. The country where, if you work hard and put your whole heart into it, you can create a business and live your dream. Imposing such steep and ridiculous fees would crush that spirit. It is only a move in favor of large, corporate America, and in a time when our economy is so shaky and so many people are worried about their future, how could we even think of destroying so many small businesses?

  • http://www.susanbrownsbaby.com Kimmy Hollar

    I am part of a small company who would be effected by this act—let’s all part to join in the effort to— as Dr.Seuss’s character The Lorax— says to “stop the bigger-ing”!

  • http://www.susanbrownsbaby.com Kimmy Hollar

    I am part of a small company who would be effected by this act—let’s all part to join in the effort to— as Dr.Seuss’s character The Lorax— says to “stop the bigger-ing”!

  • http://www.isabellasdream.com Lisa Biddle Dedmore

    Let’s make sure the law passed ensures equality and fairness to “ALL” businesses
    if affects.

  • http://www.isabellasdream.com Lisa Biddle Dedmore

    Let’s make sure the law passed ensures equality and fairness to “ALL” businesses
    if affects.

  • http://buddhablends.com Renee Duval

    I’m wondering how free we are in this country. We now may not be free to operate a small home business without paying exorborant registration fees, that will be extremely taxing to many of us small business owners. We already are taxed too much for being self- employed. STOP FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT OF 2008!

  • http://buddhablends.com Renee Duval

    I’m wondering how free we are in this country. We now may not be free to operate a small home business without paying exorborant registration fees, that will be extremely taxing to many of us small business owners. We already are taxed too much for being self- employed. STOP FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT OF 2008!

  • http://www.yesitsorganic.com Ed Mass

    As a small business owner, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.yesitsorganic.com Ed Mass

    As a small business owner, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://katiemackaysbath.etsy.com Mary Robinson-Katie MacKay’s B

    As a small business owner, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    I JUST incorporated my business. I’m horrified at the prospect of being put out of business by fees I, as a new business, couldn’t begin to pay!

  • http://katiemackaysbath.etsy.com Mary Robinson-Katie MacKay’s Bathworks, Ltd

    As a small business owner, I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    I JUST incorporated my business. I’m horrified at the prospect of being put out of business by fees I, as a new business, couldn’t begin to pay!

  • http://www.DaisyMayNaturalSoap.Com Delores Harris

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and help protect us who have small businesses in this country.

  • http://www.DaisyMayNaturalSoap.Com Delores Harris

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and help protect us who have small businesses in this country.

  • http://LadybugSoapworks.etsy.com Sarah Auclair

    I am all for the modification of the globalization act of 2008. Something clearly must be done about the proposed fees. Most small businesses will simply go out of business. With our economy being so poor right now I think that taking jobs from middle class America is going to have tremendously bad affects on our economy. A fee of $50-100 is fine for small businesses. This should be either a flat rate or something based on the income of a business. Thanks for taking an initiative Donna!

  • http://LadybugSoapworks.etsy.com Sarah Auclair

    I am all for the modification of the globalization act of 2008. Something clearly must be done about the proposed fees. Most small businesses will simply go out of business. With our economy being so poor right now I think that taking jobs from middle class America is going to have tremendously bad affects on our economy. A fee of $50-100 is fine for small businesses. This should be either a flat rate or something based on the income of a business. Thanks for taking an initiative Donna!

  • http://www.simmonsnaturals.com Dottie Simmons

    We have been in business since 1982 and fill a need for our family and the general public by providing handcrafted nontoxic and fragrance free basic body care products that you cannot find easily from the large companies.
    This small market doesn’t carry the monetary oomph to interest larger companies and, as a result, even companies which used to carry a fragrance free line, such as Clinique, have dropped them.
    Imposing steep fees on tiny, mainly home businesses or cottage industries will create further hardship in a niche that is already hard to maintain. In this country the situation is slanted toward growing into a big business if you want to survive. Well, if they are all big, there is little diversity of products to fill the public’s needs.
    And the entrepreneurial spirit is what this nation was founded on.
    Yes, there should be quality control and a guarantee of safe products for the consumer, but it can and should be done in a way that does not impede the ability of small and start up business to exist at all.
    Please reconsider the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is now written. It is the wrong approach.

  • http://www.simmonsnaturals.com Dottie Simmons

    We have been in business since 1982 and fill a need for our family and the general public by providing handcrafted nontoxic and fragrance free basic body care products that you cannot find easily from the large companies.
    This small market doesn’t carry the monetary oomph to interest larger companies and, as a result, even companies which used to carry a fragrance free line, such as Clinique, have dropped them.
    Imposing steep fees on tiny, mainly home businesses or cottage industries will create further hardship in a niche that is already hard to maintain. In this country the situation is slanted toward growing into a big business if you want to survive. Well, if they are all big, there is little diversity of products to fill the public’s needs.
    And the entrepreneurial spirit is what this nation was founded on.
    Yes, there should be quality control and a guarantee of safe products for the consumer, but it can and should be done in a way that does not impede the ability of small and start up business to exist at all.
    Please reconsider the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is now written. It is the wrong approach.

  • Barbara Walker

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 needs serious re-thinking. Small businesses who handcraft their cosmetic products are supplying a consumer demand and should not be considered under this legislation. Enactment of this legislation as written would effectively put these cottage industries out of business with the outrageous fee imposed and the considerable administrative paperwork involved. Cottage industries are helping many families stay afloat in these troubled financial times.

  • Barbara Walker

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 needs serious re-thinking. Small businesses who handcraft their cosmetic products are supplying a consumer demand and should not be considered under this legislation. Enactment of this legislation as written would effectively put these cottage industries out of business with the outrageous fee imposed and the considerable administrative paperwork involved. Cottage industries are helping many families stay afloat in these troubled financial times.

  • Trudi Magoon

    I am on Social Security Disability for Lupus (SLE) & TTP. During my “good periods” I have enjoyed a small business making bath & body products to supplement my income, drive away boredom, and provide products I feel are superior to what you find in retail stores. I always wanted to grow my business to the point where I can become self-sufficient away from disability. Owning my own business allowed me the flexibility I need so that I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have always been amazed at how many people will flock to buy handmade product from small businesses at a higher price than what they can get at retail stores. Consumers notice the difference! They want better and healthier products. By passing this regulation, you would be putting many small businesses under and leaving consumers without products they love and that work for them.

  • Trudi Magoon

    I am on Social Security Disability for Lupus (SLE) & TTP. During my “good periods” I have enjoyed a small business making bath & body products to supplement my income, drive away boredom, and provide products I feel are superior to what you find in retail stores. I always wanted to grow my business to the point where I can become self-sufficient away from disability. Owning my own business allowed me the flexibility I need so that I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have always been amazed at how many people will flock to buy handmade product from small businesses at a higher price than what they can get at retail stores. Consumers notice the difference! They want better and healthier products. By passing this regulation, you would be putting many small businesses under and leaving consumers without products they love and that work for them.

  • Frieda Nugen

    I am angry that the government wants to put even more regulations on the backs of citizens who are making a difference in their economic situation and in the lives of consumers that seek out their products over the ‘big box companies.
    Just how hard is it to understand that an exhorbitant fee to underwrite an unnecessary additional burden is ridiculous; and is about as useful as slamming more taxes on the backs of those who are trying to help themselves to be less dependent on government handouts? For some, the manufacture of such products from MOSTLY GRAS and/or food safe ingredients fills a void sorely needed by consumers that are blessed enough to find a handcrafter nearby that is learned and able to fill a need they cannot find at the store.
    Please, for the sake of freedom and the pursuit of happiness we enjoy here in the USA, redo, rethink, rewrite, hold off, or ditch this proposal. There is surely a more fair and equitable way to reinforce consumer safety without shutting down small, new cottage industries on which this fine nation was nourished and has grown.

  • Frieda Nugen

    I am angry that the government wants to put even more regulations on the backs of citizens who are making a difference in their economic situation and in the lives of consumers that seek out their products over the ‘big box companies.
    Just how hard is it to understand that an exhorbitant fee to underwrite an unnecessary additional burden is ridiculous; and is about as useful as slamming more taxes on the backs of those who are trying to help themselves to be less dependent on government handouts? For some, the manufacture of such products from MOSTLY GRAS and/or food safe ingredients fills a void sorely needed by consumers that are blessed enough to find a handcrafter nearby that is learned and able to fill a need they cannot find at the store.
    Please, for the sake of freedom and the pursuit of happiness we enjoy here in the USA, redo, rethink, rewrite, hold off, or ditch this proposal. There is surely a more fair and equitable way to reinforce consumer safety without shutting down small, new cottage industries on which this fine nation was nourished and has grown.

  • Larry Warhus

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Larry Warhus

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • http://www.handmadeathomestead.com Elizabeth Hill

    Small business is the backbone of our nation’s economy.
    A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration states that small firms pay 45 percent more to comply with federal mandates than their larger counterparts. The cost per employee for firms with fewer than 20 employees is $7,647.
    In 2006, the SBA held a conference in New Orleans to discuss the role of small business in rebuilding the economy of the Gulf Coast region after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. All noted that entrepreneurial small businesses would play a crucial role in the rebuilding the Gulf Coast region.
    I am a small business owner located in the heart of the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast. If I am forced to pay the outrageous fees proposed in this horrible legislation, I will have no choice but to go out of business.
    If this legislation is passed in its current form, it will have cataclysmic effect not only on my local economy but that of the entire nation.
    I will fight to the death to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • http://www.handmadeathomestead.com Elizabeth Hill

    Small business is the backbone of our nation’s economy.
    A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration states that small firms pay 45 percent more to comply with federal mandates than their larger counterparts. The cost per employee for firms with fewer than 20 employees is $7,647.
    In 2006, the SBA held a conference in New Orleans to discuss the role of small business in rebuilding the economy of the Gulf Coast region after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. All noted that entrepreneurial small businesses would play a crucial role in the rebuilding the Gulf Coast region.
    I am a small business owner located in the heart of the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast. If I am forced to pay the outrageous fees proposed in this horrible legislation, I will have no choice but to go out of business.
    If this legislation is passed in its current form, it will have cataclysmic effect not only on my local economy but that of the entire nation.
    I will fight to the death to stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!

  • http://www.werenoangelssoap.com Lee Cloward, We’re No Angels S

    This looks like just another cash grab for the government, and a way to put the small homebased beauty, bath and body business’s out of business.
    I thought business small or large should be for all, not just the multi nationals.
    We might be small business, but, collectively we have a large voice and are not going to take this lying down.
    Only, the implications of illiminating a whole sector of small business would have far graver effects on our economy as well as,on us as indivduals. Not being able to showcase homemade products, products that add value to consumers lives, give us all choices, and a sense of pride. As we grow, we employ others, which put’s money back into the economy.
    Short term gains for those that can pay this outrageous fee is being short sighted. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    Entrepreneurial efforts should be applauded, not penalized.

  • http://www.werenoangelssoap.com Lee Cloward, We’re No Angels Soap Co.

    This looks like just another cash grab for the government, and a way to put the small homebased beauty, bath and body business’s out of business.
    I thought business small or large should be for all, not just the multi nationals.
    We might be small business, but, collectively we have a large voice and are not going to take this lying down.
    Only, the implications of illiminating a whole sector of small business would have far graver effects on our economy as well as,on us as indivduals. Not being able to showcase homemade products, products that add value to consumers lives, give us all choices, and a sense of pride. As we grow, we employ others, which put’s money back into the economy.
    Short term gains for those that can pay this outrageous fee is being short sighted. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    Entrepreneurial efforts should be applauded, not penalized.

  • Shanthi Sampath

    If Europe operate safely for years without this type of legislation, then we certainly don’t need it.

  • Shanthi Sampath

    If Europe operate safely for years without this type of legislation, then we certainly don’t need it.

  • Susan

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation.

  • Susan

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation.

  • Carrie Voyles

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This legislation would impose an impossible burden on small businesses and take away consumer choice in favor of large corporations that need no MORE special favors from Congress!

  • Carrie Voyles

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This legislation would impose an impossible burden on small businesses and take away consumer choice in favor of large corporations that need no MORE special favors from Congress!

  • http://www.cedarridgesoaps.com Joan Taylor

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This would be extremely detrimental to many small business owners.

  • http://www.cedarridgesoaps.com Joan Taylor

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This would be extremely detrimental to many small business owners.

  • Jennifer Mauger

    This country was built by small businesses. They play a very important part of who we are and need to stay. Please knock the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 back down where it belongs!

  • Jennifer Mauger

    This country was built by small businesses. They play a very important part of who we are and need to stay. Please knock the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 back down where it belongs!

  • L. M. DiCenzo

    This is bad business at its worst – and coming from the commerce department?! The anticipated number of people put out of work is ridiculous. The domino effect will include many middlemen wholesalers also. And worst of all, you are removing choice and innovation from the market place.Stop the Globalization Act 2008 now. Stand up to big business who get out of paying their proper taxes as it is – small businesses pay their taxes!

  • L. M. DiCenzo

    This is bad business at its worst – and coming from the commerce department?! The anticipated number of people put out of work is ridiculous. The domino effect will include many middlemen wholesalers also. And worst of all, you are removing choice and innovation from the market place.Stop the Globalization Act 2008 now. Stand up to big business who get out of paying their proper taxes as it is – small businesses pay their taxes!

  • Jen Merk

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I own and operate a small home based business which allows me to supplement my income and helps keep my livestock fed. A $2000 fee is an outrageous expense for those of us in the hand made toiletries industry.

  • Jen Merk

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I own and operate a small home based business which allows me to supplement my income and helps keep my livestock fed. A $2000 fee is an outrageous expense for those of us in the hand made toiletries industry.

  • takuma

    Globalization is Gobble-lies-to-nations.I am an Indie business and cannot go anymore for regulations, state or federal.I petion strongly against the Draft of the FDA Globalization 2008. Will forward this missive to others.

  • takuma

    Globalization is Gobble-lies-to-nations.I am an Indie business and cannot go anymore for regulations, state or federal.I petion strongly against the Draft of the FDA Globalization 2008. Will forward this missive to others.

  • Kay S. Rose

    It is a sad time in our history, when we have begun to make new laws to slow down the chance for the smaller business person to succeed. America has always been the country people sought to emmulate, but now this is seldom the case. We need a lot of changes in our laws, however the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is not what the FDA should be spending it’s time on. There are bigger fish to fry. Let the smal fry alone.

  • Kay S. Rose

    It is a sad time in our history, when we have begun to make new laws to slow down the chance for the smaller business person to succeed. America has always been the country people sought to emmulate, but now this is seldom the case. We need a lot of changes in our laws, however the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is not what the FDA should be spending it’s time on. There are bigger fish to fry. Let the smal fry alone.

  • http://www.pureblissessentials.com Grace Antares

    What an outrage…to think the FDA is benefitting anyone by this useless regulation!! If the greedy powers that be pay close attention: it is the small business owners that are keeping America afloat and giving opportunity for micro businesess to grow and thrive. You will kill the heart of what America is all about, if you kill small business which this legislation will surely do. Absurd!!!

  • http://www.pureblissessentials.com Grace Antares

    What an outrage…to think the FDA is benefitting anyone by this useless regulation!! If the greedy powers that be pay close attention: it is the small business owners that are keeping America afloat and giving opportunity for micro businesess to grow and thrive. You will kill the heart of what America is all about, if you kill small business which this legislation will surely do. Absurd!!!

  • Stacey Cain

    I oppose the Globilization Act of 2008

  • Stacey Cain

    I oppose the Globilization Act of 2008

  • Meghan Thompson

    I do not agree with the proposed legislation. I believe it will cause unfair constraints on start up companies and will heavily reduce competition in the marketplace. I believe this will also increase product pricing as it becomes more costly to sell products. This legislation is contradictory to the premise of capitalism on which our country and economy is based.

  • Meghan Thompson

    I do not agree with the proposed legislation. I believe it will cause unfair constraints on start up companies and will heavily reduce competition in the marketplace. I believe this will also increase product pricing as it becomes more costly to sell products. This legislation is contradictory to the premise of capitalism on which our country and economy is based.

  • Tracy Fleshman

    small businesses are the life blood of america and help keep our economy going. small cosmetics and body care companies cater to a different audience in some cases and are the only thing that works. some people have allergies that require specialty skin products and often a large corporation isn’t able to supply their need.

  • Tracy Fleshman

    small businesses are the life blood of america and help keep our economy going. small cosmetics and body care companies cater to a different audience in some cases and are the only thing that works. some people have allergies that require specialty skin products and often a large corporation isn’t able to supply their need.

  • http://www.wildwoozle.com Daria Ross

    As a small business owner, I’m horrified by the possibility of being forced out of business by this poorly thought out, discriminatory law. There’s nothing to gain and so many small businesses to lose if this law is passed!

  • http://www.wildwoozle.com Daria Ross

    As a small business owner, I’m horrified by the possibility of being forced out of business by this poorly thought out, discriminatory law. There’s nothing to gain and so many small businesses to lose if this law is passed!

  • Helen Venditti

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is unfair to small business owners and consumers like myself and thousands more. Consumers want and deserve the choice of where we buy our products. Many of us have extremely sensitive skin and cannot use products made by the large cosmetic companies — believe me most of us have tried them all, to no avail. Small, specialized companies are our life savers. I purchase soaps and cream made with goat’s milk from a small company in Boxford, MA and these products have been a godsend for me. Helen Venditti

  • Helen Venditti

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is unfair to small business owners and consumers like myself and thousands more. Consumers want and deserve the choice of where we buy our products. Many of us have extremely sensitive skin and cannot use products made by the large cosmetic companies — believe me most of us have tried them all, to no avail. Small, specialized companies are our life savers. I purchase soaps and cream made with goat’s milk from a small company in Boxford, MA and these products have been a godsend for me. Helen Venditti

  • http://www.GrandpaDocSoapsandEmporium.com Marti Seberg

    Please stop this!!! This will put us little guys right out of our small biz. This is wrong. Our country was founded on folks being able to do their own thing. What happened to that? Us little guys are certainly not hurting the big corporations which do not even make their products here anymore. Why can’t they just leave us alone.

  • http://www.GrandpaDocSoapsandEmporium.com Marti Seberg

    Please stop this!!! This will put us little guys right out of our small biz. This is wrong. Our country was founded on folks being able to do their own thing. What happened to that? Us little guys are certainly not hurting the big corporations which do not even make their products here anymore. Why can’t they just leave us alone.

  • http://www.seahorseorganics.com/blog Kim Shea

    This is an outrageous bill which seems designed to keep big cosmetic companies strong while killing small businesses. FDA Globalization Act clearly states that it is a moneymaker for the FDA. Under the pretenses of protecting citizens from harmful products, it is ironically putting people in harm’s way by assuring that the majority of cosmetics available to the public are, in fact, toxic.

  • http://www.seahorseorganics.com/blog Kim Shea

    This is an outrageous bill which seems designed to keep big cosmetic companies strong while killing small businesses. FDA Globalization Act clearly states that it is a moneymaker for the FDA. Under the pretenses of protecting citizens from harmful products, it is ironically putting people in harm’s way by assuring that the majority of cosmetics available to the public are, in fact, toxic.

  • Crysta Miller

    The American Dream is supposed to promote freedom and independence, including the right to buy what you, as an individual, deem is healthy and beneficial, and also including the right to make and sell products and create a small business. However, lately it has become almost impossible for a small business owner to get started, and consumers must go out of their way to find what they need. This act would put small business owners off the market. It would not in fact promote health and safety, but would ensure that consumers would have no choice in what they buy. Please support consumer choice and say NO to this act.

  • Crysta Miller

    The American Dream is supposed to promote freedom and independence, including the right to buy what you, as an individual, deem is healthy and beneficial, and also including the right to make and sell products and create a small business. However, lately it has become almost impossible for a small business owner to get started, and consumers must go out of their way to find what they need. This act would put small business owners off the market. It would not in fact promote health and safety, but would ensure that consumers would have no choice in what they buy. Please support consumer choice and say NO to this act.

  • Crysta Miller

    The American Dream is supposed to promote freedom and independence, including the right to buy what you, as an individual, deem is healthy and beneficial, and also including the right to make and sell products and create a small business. However, lately it has become almost impossible for a small business owner to get started, and consumers must go out of their way to find what they need. This act would put small business owners off the market. It would not in fact promote health and safety, but would ensure that consumers would have no choice in what they buy. Please support consumer choice and say NO to this act.

  • Crysta Miller

    The American Dream is supposed to promote freedom and independence, including the right to buy what you, as an individual, deem is healthy and beneficial, and also including the right to make and sell products and create a small business. However, lately it has become almost impossible for a small business owner to get started, and consumers must go out of their way to find what they need. This act would put small business owners off the market. It would not in fact promote health and safety, but would ensure that consumers would have no choice in what they buy. Please support consumer choice and say NO to this act.

  • Debbie @ Delemara Botanicals

    Please amend the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business owners comprise the MAJORITY of folks in the USA. WE are the backbone of the country. We aren’t multi-million dollar corporations with deep pockets outsourcing & exporting jobs & every conceivable type of product to make huge profits. Small business owners shouldn’t have to be punished by being saddled with huge expenses & paper work just because so many large corporations have produced unsafe products or mis-represented their products in some way & are now in need of being monitored.
    Just look at what has happened to our human food, pet food, fuel prices, cost of medical anything – prescriptions & any kind of care, now that big corporations are allowed to run amok without regard to the safety, needs, or economic viability of people or communities.
    The closer to the consumer a product is made the better for us and our economy. We’ve seen the results of outsourcing & centralized production. That method has cost us all dearly in lost jobs, lower wages, less safe products. It has only served to line the pockets of large corporations.
    We all need to do what we can to produce or purchase everything from the food we eat to the bath, body & home care products we use as locally as possible. Only then will our economy see any measurable improvement.
    Please don’t unfairly throw Small Businesses in the same pot with large corporations.

  • Debbie @ Delemara Botanicals

    Please amend the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business owners comprise the MAJORITY of folks in the USA. WE are the backbone of the country. We aren’t multi-million dollar corporations with deep pockets outsourcing & exporting jobs & every conceivable type of product to make huge profits. Small business owners shouldn’t have to be punished by being saddled with huge expenses & paper work just because so many large corporations have produced unsafe products or mis-represented their products in some way & are now in need of being monitored.
    Just look at what has happened to our human food, pet food, fuel prices, cost of medical anything – prescriptions & any kind of care, now that big corporations are allowed to run amok without regard to the safety, needs, or economic viability of people or communities.
    The closer to the consumer a product is made the better for us and our economy. We’ve seen the results of outsourcing & centralized production. That method has cost us all dearly in lost jobs, lower wages, less safe products. It has only served to line the pockets of large corporations.
    We all need to do what we can to produce or purchase everything from the food we eat to the bath, body & home care products we use as locally as possible. Only then will our economy see any measurable improvement.
    Please don’t unfairly throw Small Businesses in the same pot with large corporations.

  • Ray Kruse

    This is really a bad idea. I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Ray Kruse

    This is really a bad idea. I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Robin Wallace

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Robin Wallace

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Debbie Henderson

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Geoff Kruse

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Geoff Kruse

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Debbie Henderson

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Geoff Kruse

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Geoff Kruse

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Scott Watkins

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • Scott Watkins

    I do not agree with this proposed FDA Globalization legislation

  • http://www.indulgentbodybath.com Diane

    I oppose this new legislation. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    As a small woman-owned and operated independant business, my business cannot afford the time or available funding for the proposed fees and regulations. It would be unfortunate to close my business to customers that have depended on quality handmade products for the last couple of years.
    I have not yet obtained a level that I actually make a profit, but had hoped to some day soon because my business is growing. I do not have backing or venture captial money: I fund this home-business with my other full time job. The $2000 annual fee would decimate my business, as well as many other small business.
    Thanks for the opportunity to post this petition. If the government values small independent businesses in this country, they will stop this legislation from passing.

  • http://www.indulgentbodybath.com Diane

    I oppose this new legislation. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    As a small woman-owned and operated independant business, my business cannot afford the time or available funding for the proposed fees and regulations. It would be unfortunate to close my business to customers that have depended on quality handmade products for the last couple of years.
    I have not yet obtained a level that I actually make a profit, but had hoped to some day soon because my business is growing. I do not have backing or venture captial money: I fund this home-business with my other full time job. The $2000 annual fee would decimate my business, as well as many other small business.
    Thanks for the opportunity to post this petition. If the government values small independent businesses in this country, they will stop this legislation from passing.

  • JoSelle Vanderhooft

    This act is a terrible idea. It will crush small businesses, damage local economies and hurt the greater U.S. economy at the same time – particularly the economies in states, cities and towns with small populations. At a time when our economy is suffering, such an act is folly.
    I do not think any small business owners in the cosmetics industry would disagree that safety standards are a bad idea. However, small businesses are not corporations and should not be treated as such.

  • JoSelle Vanderhooft

    This act is a terrible idea. It will crush small businesses, damage local economies and hurt the greater U.S. economy at the same time – particularly the economies in states, cities and towns with small populations. At a time when our economy is suffering, such an act is folly.
    I do not think any small business owners in the cosmetics industry would disagree that safety standards are a bad idea. However, small businesses are not corporations and should not be treated as such.

  • Samantha Elliott

    Stop the petition! I love small businesses and frankly, the big businesses aren’t offering the same quality that we get from small businesses. This petition is unnecessary and will hurt small businesses as well as rob the consumer in price point, quality, and choice variety. The ability to be selective about what we put on our faces is important and the big businesses can’t offer that.

  • Samantha Elliott

    Stop the petition! I love small businesses and frankly, the big businesses aren’t offering the same quality that we get from small businesses. This petition is unnecessary and will hurt small businesses as well as rob the consumer in price point, quality, and choice variety. The ability to be selective about what we put on our faces is important and the big businesses can’t offer that.

  • http://www.midnightoilsoap.com Kim Hedine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.midnightoilsoap.com Kim Hedine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jill Lillis

    Please do not pass this act. This act is obviously designed to sink small businesses. This, like the NAIS, is obviously a plan of big corporate business, hand-in-hand with government, to drive small businesses out of the running. It is pure foolishness. When you have driven the middle class into poverty, you will have cut our nation off at the knees. It is a commercial form of communism, and all this government control never, ever works. It never has and it never will. Pouring more and more money into public education did not work, and pouring more and more money into the FDA will not work. The FDA is one of the most bought-and-paid-for government agencies. It is in the pocket of Big Agriculture and Bif Pharmaceutical companies. Please stop this insanity. You are destroying our great nation with this type of legislation.

  • Jill Lillis

    Please do not pass this act. This act is obviously designed to sink small businesses. This, like the NAIS, is obviously a plan of big corporate business, hand-in-hand with government, to drive small businesses out of the running. It is pure foolishness. When you have driven the middle class into poverty, you will have cut our nation off at the knees. It is a commercial form of communism, and all this government control never, ever works. It never has and it never will. Pouring more and more money into public education did not work, and pouring more and more money into the FDA will not work. The FDA is one of the most bought-and-paid-for government agencies. It is in the pocket of Big Agriculture and Bif Pharmaceutical companies. Please stop this insanity. You are destroying our great nation with this type of legislation.

  • http://www.parrishrelics.com Jennifer Parrish

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    small business owners need support in this economy, not more red tape!

  • http://www.parrishrelics.com Jennifer Parrish

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    small business owners need support in this economy, not more red tape!

  • Sarah Brown

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and support small businesses!

  • Sarah Brown

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 and support small businesses!

  • http://www.3wishessoap.com Tina Ramsey

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.3wishessoap.com Tina Ramsey

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.3wishessoap.com Tina Ramsey

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.3wishessoap.com Tina Ramsey

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Charlotte Gircsis

    Please stop the Globalization Act of 2008. It is very unfair and will put a lot of small business owners including me out of business before we even have a chance to build our business.

  • Charlotte Gircsis

    Please stop the Globalization Act of 2008. It is very unfair and will put a lot of small business owners including me out of business before we even have a chance to build our business.

  • Angela

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I love purchasing from smaller companies that are run by actual people and aren’t in malls.

  • Angela

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I love purchasing from smaller companies that are run by actual people and aren’t in malls.

  • Naomi Sundholm

    I do not support this act at all. Small businesses are a way for the creative to maintain employment in this economy. Imposing this act would eventually increase the unemployment rate, along with all the other things everyone else has said. It would be a huge blow to capitalism and freedom. To pass this would at the very least be a HUGE shame on America.

  • Naomi Sundholm

    I do not support this act at all. Small businesses are a way for the creative to maintain employment in this economy. Imposing this act would eventually increase the unemployment rate, along with all the other things everyone else has said. It would be a huge blow to capitalism and freedom. To pass this would at the very least be a HUGE shame on America.

  • http://www.sterlingminerals.com Katherine Corkill

    As an Indie member I am spreading the word to all customers and through blogging since I want Donna Maria to have all the support she can get in this matter. All of you lend your voice! I have already signed!

  • http://www.sterlingminerals.com Katherine Corkill

    As an Indie member I am spreading the word to all customers and through blogging since I want Donna Maria to have all the support she can get in this matter. All of you lend your voice! I have already signed!

  • Brandee Burkes

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is government greed – pure and simple. I support small, independently-owned businesses.

  • Brandee Burkes

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is government greed – pure and simple. I support small, independently-owned businesses.

  • Michelle Chase

    The Globalization act goes against everything that this country stands for.

  • Michelle Chase

    The Globalization act goes against everything that this country stands for.

  • http://www.avendelbathbody.com Kimberly Westcott

    I do not support this legislation in any shape or form. This is an effort to push out the small business owner in this industry segment. Many of these small bath & body product creators are women, some supporting children without a spouse. Some are stay at home moms trying to make ends meet in an unstable economy. Now, with the economy as it is, is NOT the time to cut the small business owner off at the knees and make it harder for them to produce. Now is the time to nurture this industry segment and let it grow… Organically.

  • http://www.avendelbathbody.com Kimberly Westcott

    I do not support this legislation in any shape or form. This is an effort to push out the small business owner in this industry segment. Many of these small bath & body product creators are women, some supporting children without a spouse. Some are stay at home moms trying to make ends meet in an unstable economy. Now, with the economy as it is, is NOT the time to cut the small business owner off at the knees and make it harder for them to produce. Now is the time to nurture this industry segment and let it grow… Organically.

  • Tracy Calhoun

    Please STOP this act!!! Our economy is bad enough without the FDA making it harder for small businesses. This bill will drive many MORE Americans to unemployment, as this is a ridiculous expense for SMALL business owners!

  • Tracy Calhoun

    Please STOP this act!!! Our economy is bad enough without the FDA making it harder for small businesses. This bill will drive many MORE Americans to unemployment, as this is a ridiculous expense for SMALL business owners!

  • Christina Miller

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Christina Miller

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Lisa Strang

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would all but eliminate a great many small businesses and would definitely thwart many aspiring businsses from ever being started. With the present economy and it’s future outlook, this is the last thing we need.

  • Lisa Strang

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would all but eliminate a great many small businesses and would definitely thwart many aspiring businsses from ever being started. With the present economy and it’s future outlook, this is the last thing we need.

  • Cynthia Geiger

    I am chemically sensitive and can only use mostly organic items on my skin and scalp and hair. I thoroughly oppose this legislation.

  • Cynthia Geiger

    I am chemically sensitive and can only use mostly organic items on my skin and scalp and hair. I thoroughly oppose this legislation.

  • Linda J. Schreck

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Linda J. Schreck

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • wendy klare

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will put many small businesses out of work.

  • wendy klare

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will put many small businesses out of work.

  • Samantha Borcher

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Samantha Borcher

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.ShawneeSoapmaker.com Jill Andert

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.ShawneeSoapmaker.com Jill Andert

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Julie Wolford

    After a layoff from a good paying parttime job Id held for 5 years I was unable to find another job that balanced family and the high cost of daycare for 2 small children. I started my business and although Ive had some success Im not getting rich. High costs of raw materials – thanks to oil increase have already doubled my cost of doing business from 1/08 to 7/08.Please dont squeeze the middle class anymore. Youre making welfare look good!

  • Julie Wolford

    After a layoff from a good paying parttime job Id held for 5 years I was unable to find another job that balanced family and the high cost of daycare for 2 small children. I started my business and although Ive had some success Im not getting rich. High costs of raw materials – thanks to oil increase have already doubled my cost of doing business from 1/08 to 7/08.Please dont squeeze the middle class anymore. Youre making welfare look good!

  • Nastassia Orrison

    I oppose the FDA globalization Act of 2008. It is an unnecessary burden on small businesses. I’m a consumer who buys every beauty product I use from small online companies, and the thought of not being able to do that saddens and angers me. Even more, the thought of these incredible, amazing people who run these companies and make these products that are more works of art than simple perfumes or soaps being put out of business HORRIFIES me. Please stop this idiotic legeslation!

  • http://www.kandiscottage.com Kandi L. Christian

    I do not agree with this act. Small businesses make this country strong. This act will place an unfair burden on small companies.

  • Nastassia Orrison

    I oppose the FDA globalization Act of 2008. It is an unnecessary burden on small businesses. I’m a consumer who buys every beauty product I use from small online companies, and the thought of not being able to do that saddens and angers me. Even more, the thought of these incredible, amazing people who run these companies and make these products that are more works of art than simple perfumes or soaps being put out of business HORRIFIES me. Please stop this idiotic legeslation!

  • http://www.kandiscottage.com Kandi L. Christian

    I do not agree with this act. Small businesses make this country strong. This act will place an unfair burden on small companies.

  • http://www.wildriversoaps.com Jean Jajan

    Please stop the act right now. The country cannot afford to loose thousands of small businesses at this time. This is a sham and not for consumer protection but only for the protection of the large cosmetic and chemical companies.

  • http://www.wildriversoaps.com Jean Jajan

    Please stop the act right now. The country cannot afford to loose thousands of small businesses at this time. This is a sham and not for consumer protection but only for the protection of the large cosmetic and chemical companies.

  • Melissa Hester

    I oppose the the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Melissa Hester

    I oppose the the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.badabingfarm.netfirms.com Amy Sciotti

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My business is very small and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • http://www.badabingfarm.netfirms.com Amy Sciotti

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My business is very small and paying the $2000 fee would put me completely out of business.

  • Julia Graber Cregger/ Graber G

    How many large companies started with a small home business? Didn’t Mary Kay and Estee Lauder do this?
    It’s ironic, small business was and is the backbone of the United States Of America. Wouldn’t our founding fathers be appalled by this action?
    Julia Graber Cregger RN
    Graber Girl By Julia

  • Julia Graber Cregger/ Graber Girl By Julia

    How many large companies started with a small home business? Didn’t Mary Kay and Estee Lauder do this?
    It’s ironic, small business was and is the backbone of the United States Of America. Wouldn’t our founding fathers be appalled by this action?
    Julia Graber Cregger RN
    Graber Girl By Julia

  • Caroline Ball

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Caroline Ball

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.senseofharmony.com Donna Rae Griffin

    My body care business is finally showing a profit after three years, with customers who love my products. I agree with Donna Marie completely, and feel that the entire point of the FDA Globalization Act is to keep the small-fry in the pond from actually growing up…and yes, it will keep the field narrowed to the ‘few and privileged’ who can afford to pay an entire department of people to handle the paperwork we would be expected to fill out and maintain…IF this act is allowed to pass.
    This law isn’t about protecting consumers from unsafe manufacturing practices

  • http://www.senseofharmony.com Donna Rae Griffin

    My body care business is finally showing a profit after three years, with customers who love my products. I agree with Donna Marie completely, and feel that the entire point of the FDA Globalization Act is to keep the small-fry in the pond from actually growing up…and yes, it will keep the field narrowed to the ‘few and privileged’ who can afford to pay an entire department of people to handle the paperwork we would be expected to fill out and maintain…IF this act is allowed to pass.
    This law isn’t about protecting consumers from unsafe manufacturing practices

  • Carolee Harrison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Carolee Harrison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Carolee Harrison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Carolee Harrison

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Mike and Cindy Berka

    We oppose this new law. If we had to pay even $2000 we would be out of business.

  • Mike and Cindy Berka

    We oppose this new law. If we had to pay even $2000 we would be out of business.

  • Serena Hasler

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Serena Hasler

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Teresa Anger

    We have just started making candles, soap, and lotion about 4 months ago. We love what we are doing for a living right now. We are doing okay, but even a $2000 fee would cause us to stop selling them. We are selling these things because 2 of our children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is the only way we can stay at home so our children get the therapy they need. That, along with the fact that there are no jobs around here without having to spend your whole paycheck in gas money.
    The FDA needs to spend their time and money more wisely by finding out exactly what is causing the Autism rates to rise so drastically. (Instead of picking on the parents who are trying desperately to counter the results of the FDA’s mistakes.)
    I OPPOSE the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!

  • Teresa Anger

    We have just started making candles, soap, and lotion about 4 months ago. We love what we are doing for a living right now. We are doing okay, but even a $2000 fee would cause us to stop selling them. We are selling these things because 2 of our children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is the only way we can stay at home so our children get the therapy they need. That, along with the fact that there are no jobs around here without having to spend your whole paycheck in gas money.
    The FDA needs to spend their time and money more wisely by finding out exactly what is causing the Autism rates to rise so drastically. (Instead of picking on the parents who are trying desperately to counter the results of the FDA’s mistakes.)
    I OPPOSE the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!!

  • http://www.beauteclub.com Karen V Cripe

    I am very much opposed to this FDA globalization act of 2008. What happened to the freedom of choice in this country?
    People in the personal care business are stay at home moms and some people with disabilities are trying to make a living. Small business is already taxed at 30%. When is this going to stop? All this will lead to is a monopoly which in 1890 was made illegal by the Sherman Anti-trust act.
    Consumers should have a freedom of choice.
    Karen

  • http://www.beauteclub.com Karen V Cripe

    I am very much opposed to this FDA globalization act of 2008. What happened to the freedom of choice in this country?
    People in the personal care business are stay at home moms and some people with disabilities are trying to make a living. Small business is already taxed at 30%. When is this going to stop? All this will lead to is a monopoly which in 1890 was made illegal by the Sherman Anti-trust act.
    Consumers should have a freedom of choice.
    Karen

  • Michele Heaton

    Please don’t permit anything as useless and needlessly expensive as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This isn’t designed as protection for individuals-it’s designed to support big business. If there aren’t enough inspectors to find out where salmonella tainted tomatoes come from, where are the additional inspectors for home businesses going to come from?

  • Michele Heaton

    Please don’t permit anything as useless and needlessly expensive as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This isn’t designed as protection for individuals-it’s designed to support big business. If there aren’t enough inspectors to find out where salmonella tainted tomatoes come from, where are the additional inspectors for home businesses going to come from?

  • April McCart

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This will do nothing but continue to eliminate the small businesses that are the backbone this country was built on. Pure corporate greed. Whatever happened to free enterprise?!

  • April McCart

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This will do nothing but continue to eliminate the small businesses that are the backbone this country was built on. Pure corporate greed. Whatever happened to free enterprise?!

  • http://www.garlandroadsoap.com/ Olga Jones

    As far as I can determine, the major result of this piece of nonsense would be to cripple or kill a tremendous number of reputable small businesses, which is especially deplorable in such uncertain economic times.
    This “act” is poorly thought out and highly discriminatory. In addition to doing everything possible to stop it, I think it would behoove people to prepare to file class- action lawsuits, should it pass.

  • http://www.garlandroadsoap.com/ Olga Jones

    As far as I can determine, the major result of this piece of nonsense would be to cripple or kill a tremendous number of reputable small businesses, which is especially deplorable in such uncertain economic times.
    This “act” is poorly thought out and highly discriminatory. In addition to doing everything possible to stop it, I think it would behoove people to prepare to file class- action lawsuits, should it pass.

  • http://www.kountrykrafts.net Cindi Benton

    We strongly oppose this new law. If we had to pay even $2000 we would be out of business – is this designed to kill small business?? It sure seems like it

  • http://www.kountrykrafts.net Cindi Benton

    We strongly oppose this new law. If we had to pay even $2000 we would be out of business – is this designed to kill small business?? It sure seems like it

  • Elizabeth Saunders

    This act must be stopped. I own a very small business. If this act is passed I will go out of business. This country isn’t just about big business. It’s about small business too.

  • Elizabeth Saunders

    This act must be stopped. I own a very small business. If this act is passed I will go out of business. This country isn’t just about big business. It’s about small business too.

  • Joe Farina

    Shame! Shame! Another example of how pols use the strong arm of government on behalf of large, politically active corporations to kick small business competitors out of a market.

  • Joe Farina

    Shame! Shame! Another example of how pols use the strong arm of government on behalf of large, politically active corporations to kick small business competitors out of a market.

  • http://www.hii-lani.com Judi Pawlak

    This is a dangerous and unnecessary piece of legislation that will further erode what is already becoming a depressive economic siutation for small businesses. We don’t need more government legislation and taxation diguised as “fees”! I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.hii-lani.com Judi Pawlak

    This is a dangerous and unnecessary piece of legislation that will further erode what is already becoming a depressive economic siutation for small businesses. We don’t need more government legislation and taxation diguised as “fees”! I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Bethany

    I am Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I love buying from small, family owned businesses.

  • Bethany

    I am Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I love buying from small, family owned businesses.

  • Karin Collins

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am an independent soap crafter trying to get my small business off the ground. Please don’t crush me before I have a chance to really get started. Support small businesses and entrepreneurs!

  • Karin Collins

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am an independent soap crafter trying to get my small business off the ground. Please don’t crush me before I have a chance to really get started. Support small businesses and entrepreneurs!

  • Elizabeth Day

    I am completely against this proposed legislation. I don’t even make $2,000 a year at this point.

  • Elizabeth Day

    I am completely against this proposed legislation. I don’t even make $2,000 a year at this point.

  • Rachel

    this has to be stopped! I oppose this act and will do anything I can to stop it from getting passed. How many small and new business will be crushed by it… and for what purpose?!

  • http://monkeyboyproducts.com Teresa Travitzky

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As so many have already pointed out, this will hurt the small business owners (who are the true backbone of our society) and only help the huge conglomerates! Bad form!

  • Rachel

    this has to be stopped! I oppose this act and will do anything I can to stop it from getting passed. How many small and new business will be crushed by it… and for what purpose?!

  • http://monkeyboyproducts.com Teresa Travitzky

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As so many have already pointed out, this will hurt the small business owners (who are the true backbone of our society) and only help the huge conglomerates! Bad form!

  • Bruce W. Calkins

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Bruce W. Calkins

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • http://www.whitelilycandles.com Angela Halloran

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.whitelilycandles.com Angela Halloran

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Christine Glenn

    I strongly oppose the GDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business is not on the same level as bigger business. Expecting us to fork over the amount of money that is being discussed does not support small businesses in this country.

  • Christine Glenn

    I strongly oppose the GDA Globalization Act of 2008. Small business is not on the same level as bigger business. Expecting us to fork over the amount of money that is being discussed does not support small businesses in this country.

  • http://www.PlumCreekSoaps.com Lorie

    Strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Like so many others have already stated, these fees would force me to close shop….and I’m just gettng started!

  • http://www.PlumCreekSoaps.com Lorie

    Strongly opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Like so many others have already stated, these fees would force me to close shop….and I’m just gettng started!

  • nancyB

    This act will put most small and medium independent businesses OUT OF BUSINESS. The regulations are unfair and unnecessary for those who not on the level of the “big guy” manufacturers.. Please make changes to exempt small business or to make the fee structures and paperwork trail reasonable as compared to total sales volume .
    nancyB

  • nancyB

    This act will put most small and medium independent businesses OUT OF BUSINESS. The regulations are unfair and unnecessary for those who not on the level of the “big guy” manufacturers.. Please make changes to exempt small business or to make the fee structures and paperwork trail reasonable as compared to total sales volume .
    nancyB

  • http://www.shop.oldcraftarts.com Kim Godlewski

    Please do NOT pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small business that I’m growing in order to help my family financially. Paying the proposed fees and even spending time on the endless paper work would literally kill my business. As a stay at home mom of two kids I take all the extra time I have to do research, experiment, make and then sell my products. I have no extra income to pay the fees (i only MAKE about $2000 as it is!!!) nor do i have the additional time to fill out paperwork as I launch and perfect my recipes.

  • http://www.shop.oldcraftarts.com Kim Godlewski

    Please do NOT pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I have a very small business that I’m growing in order to help my family financially. Paying the proposed fees and even spending time on the endless paper work would literally kill my business. As a stay at home mom of two kids I take all the extra time I have to do research, experiment, make and then sell my products. I have no extra income to pay the fees (i only MAKE about $2000 as it is!!!) nor do i have the additional time to fill out paperwork as I launch and perfect my recipes.

  • http://www.BathandBodybyTracy.com Tracy Gaskill

    This is CRAZY!! This must stop! Just another way for the government to come down on “The Little People” trying to just get by.

  • http://www.BathandBodybyTracy.com Tracy Gaskill

    This is CRAZY!! This must stop! Just another way for the government to come down on “The Little People” trying to just get by.

  • http://naamah-darling.livejournal.com Amanda Gannon

    Opposed. I don’t want to see my friends who run small perfuming businesses hurt by this nonsense.

  • http://naamah-darling.livejournal.com Amanda Gannon

    Opposed. I don’t want to see my friends who run small perfuming businesses hurt by this nonsense.

  • Maureen Manley

    I fully agree this is another attempt to control something and make more money off of the already strained country. Small businesses start from seeds and grow into mighty corporations. The already mighty big guys who line thier pockets don’t want that. Pretty soon we’ll have underground soapers just like during prohibition. People will find a way, they always do. It’s a shame they are trying to force folks to do that though. The fee is just unthinkable also. How many small suppliers will not be able to afford the big fees also and go under? With gas so high making a sellable product at home has kept many of us from desperate measures and food stamps, how in the heck do they figure this will help the nation at all? These folks at the FDA can’t keep up with our local Mcdonalds and thier moldy ice machines, they have no business acting like the “soap police” to make a few bucks. I hope this stops…and Soon!

  • Maureen Manley

    I fully agree this is another attempt to control something and make more money off of the already strained country. Small businesses start from seeds and grow into mighty corporations. The already mighty big guys who line thier pockets don’t want that. Pretty soon we’ll have underground soapers just like during prohibition. People will find a way, they always do. It’s a shame they are trying to force folks to do that though. The fee is just unthinkable also. How many small suppliers will not be able to afford the big fees also and go under? With gas so high making a sellable product at home has kept many of us from desperate measures and food stamps, how in the heck do they figure this will help the nation at all? These folks at the FDA can’t keep up with our local Mcdonalds and thier moldy ice machines, they have no business acting like the “soap police” to make a few bucks. I hope this stops…and Soon!

  • Ilene Shaffer

    I understand the need to regulate imports to prevent dangerous and unhealthy foods and items entering our country. But over regulation of US small home based business is going to cripple many small business owners.
    I formed my soap business 6 years ago to suppliment my social security income. $2000 to register will mean I am out of business. This really outrageous as it reads. It seems more and more that our government is determined to make the middle class disappear.

  • Ilene Shaffer

    I understand the need to regulate imports to prevent dangerous and unhealthy foods and items entering our country. But over regulation of US small home based business is going to cripple many small business owners.
    I formed my soap business 6 years ago to suppliment my social security income. $2000 to register will mean I am out of business. This really outrageous as it reads. It seems more and more that our government is determined to make the middle class disappear.

  • S.Murrell

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is grossly unfair to small business owners.

  • S.Murrell

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is grossly unfair to small business owners.

  • Tracy Marisa

    I don’t own a small business myself, but I do patronize several such small independent businesses in my area. I am adamantly opposed to this legislation.

  • Tracy Marisa

    I don’t own a small business myself, but I do patronize several such small independent businesses in my area. I am adamantly opposed to this legislation.

  • Roxanne Knott

    I am a small business owner and this would put us totally out of business in an economy that is already struggling!

  • Roxanne Knott

    I am a small business owner and this would put us totally out of business in an economy that is already struggling!

  • Sandra Sievers

    While I understand the reasoning behind the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, passage of this act would force thousands of small businesses out of business thereby loosing means for supporting their families. This act would also hurt the consumers who purchase cosmetics and toiletries from these independent manufacturers. Passing this act would be a loosing situation for everyone.

  • Sandra Sievers

    While I understand the reasoning behind the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, passage of this act would force thousands of small businesses out of business thereby loosing means for supporting their families. This act would also hurt the consumers who purchase cosmetics and toiletries from these independent manufacturers. Passing this act would be a loosing situation for everyone.

  • http://www.purehartsoap.com Heidi Hart

    In a time when so many people are struggling to make ends meet, this bill would hurt so many small businesses that barely make a profit, but whose income we depend on.Please don’t pass this bill.

  • http://www.purehartsoap.com Heidi Hart

    In a time when so many people are struggling to make ends meet, this bill would hurt so many small businesses that barely make a profit, but whose income we depend on.Please don’t pass this bill.

  • http://www.sweetscosmetics.com Molly and Katie

    I hope this law does not pass. Thank you for your efforts to keep our businesses alive!
    Molly and Katie

  • http://www.sweetscosmetics.com Molly and Katie

    I hope this law does not pass. Thank you for your efforts to keep our businesses alive!
    Molly and Katie

  • Cynthia Moore

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! No more “rules” until the government can enforce the ones we have. I am thinking of all the food recalls we have had recently- tomatoes, spinach…

  • Cynthia Moore

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! No more “rules” until the government can enforce the ones we have. I am thinking of all the food recalls we have had recently- tomatoes, spinach…

  • Selena

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Selena

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.roundtopsoap.com Jann Schwarz

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is now written. I do support the changes suggested by Indie Business Network. If this bill was to become law it would put many small business owners to close their doors. Small business is the backbone of our United States.
    Jann Schwarz
    Round Top Natural Soap

  • http://www.roundtopsoap.com Jann Schwarz

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is now written. I do support the changes suggested by Indie Business Network. If this bill was to become law it would put many small business owners to close their doors. Small business is the backbone of our United States.
    Jann Schwarz
    Round Top Natural Soap

  • Jan Baznik

    I’m retired, and depend on my small business to help pay utilities. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would put me out of business! I seem to remember hearing a lot of political nonsense that claims that government supports small businesses. So far, I have not encountered one area that supports this claim. Now here is another threat that will not be of any great concern to Revelon, but I will be out of business. As others have stated, I feel the FDA has larger concerns to occupy their time….just turn on the television and listen to some of the outlandish claims made by hucksters peddling snake oil!

  • Jan Baznik

    I’m retired, and depend on my small business to help pay utilities. The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would put me out of business! I seem to remember hearing a lot of political nonsense that claims that government supports small businesses. So far, I have not encountered one area that supports this claim. Now here is another threat that will not be of any great concern to Revelon, but I will be out of business. As others have stated, I feel the FDA has larger concerns to occupy their time….just turn on the television and listen to some of the outlandish claims made by hucksters peddling snake oil!

  • http://www.brsoycandles.com Tania Cantrell

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This would effect my business so that I would be out of business for good.

  • http://www.brsoycandles.com Tania Cantrell

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! This would effect my business so that I would be out of business for good.

  • http://www.peeptoadhollow.com Rene Parenteau

    It’s sad that a country that claims to be “free” makes it impossible for it’s small business owners to thrive. I’m pretty sure the large bath & body businesses have something to do with this act being passed and as usual money talks. This bill has to be stopped or many small business owners (including myself) will have to shut their doors.

  • http://www.peeptoadhollow.com Rene Parenteau

    It’s sad that a country that claims to be “free” makes it impossible for it’s small business owners to thrive. I’m pretty sure the large bath & body businesses have something to do with this act being passed and as usual money talks. This bill has to be stopped or many small business owners (including myself) will have to shut their doors.

  • Jennifer Flanagan

    While I support safe cosmetics and full disclosure of ingredients in the products we create, I do not support this bill. I think it will put most small business out of business with unecessary paperwork that is not needed. And a very high fee that most of the small businesses cannot afford. There are other areas of concern that should be looked at like the products coming from other countries which are unsafe!

  • Jennifer Flanagan

    While I support safe cosmetics and full disclosure of ingredients in the products we create, I do not support this bill. I think it will put most small business out of business with unecessary paperwork that is not needed. And a very high fee that most of the small businesses cannot afford. There are other areas of concern that should be looked at like the products coming from other countries which are unsafe!

  • http://www.countryheartwarmingexpressions.com Chauna Casteel

    Impose these fees on small business will force many WAHP to close their business for many people it enables parents to be home with children. If this law is passed parents will be forced to work outside the home and put their children into daycare, which is very costly.
    Do not pass this law! We need WAHP’s to keep parents with their children.

  • http://www.countryheartwarmingexpressions.com Chauna Casteel

    Impose these fees on small business will force many WAHP to close their business for many people it enables parents to be home with children. If this law is passed parents will be forced to work outside the home and put their children into daycare, which is very costly.
    Do not pass this law! We need WAHP’s to keep parents with their children.

  • Anna Gartin

    I do not support this legislature as it would create alot of burdensome paperwork and excessive fee’s for a small business such as mine. I think for the personal cosmetic industry we have enough safety standards in place for the protection of consumers. I read in a earlier statement that we should be more concerned with what is coming in from other countries and I wholehardedly agree after hearing about the unsanitary living conditions of countries such as China, I would be more leery of having a contaminated product coming in from overseas.

  • Anna Gartin

    I do not support this legislature as it would create alot of burdensome paperwork and excessive fee’s for a small business such as mine. I think for the personal cosmetic industry we have enough safety standards in place for the protection of consumers. I read in a earlier statement that we should be more concerned with what is coming in from other countries and I wholehardedly agree after hearing about the unsanitary living conditions of countries such as China, I would be more leery of having a contaminated product coming in from overseas.

  • C. Chen

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • C. Chen

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Paul Barnard

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    Sign the Petition by Leaving A Comment Below!
    Indies Oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    HI
    I WENT TO STOP THIS FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT of 2008
    Paul Barnard

  • Paul Barnard

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!!
    Sign the Petition by Leaving A Comment Below!
    Indies Oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008
    HI
    I WENT TO STOP THIS FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT of 2008
    Paul Barnard

  • http://www.sleepawayfat.com Tricia McDaniel

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization act of 2008.

  • http://www.sleepawayfat.com Tricia McDaniel

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization act of 2008.

  • Ginger Muenster

    At a time when businesses are closing; homes are in foreclosure; more unemployment, I can not believe that the government would think about passing the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This law will force more small businesses to close.
    I don’t make enough in a year to pay a $2000.00 fee.
    This is just more Big Business buying the government.
    Please take a closer look at what you have in the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Think about how many more will be hurt rather helped by it.

  • Ginger Muenster

    At a time when businesses are closing; homes are in foreclosure; more unemployment, I can not believe that the government would think about passing the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This law will force more small businesses to close.
    I don’t make enough in a year to pay a $2000.00 fee.
    This is just more Big Business buying the government.
    Please take a closer look at what you have in the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Think about how many more will be hurt rather helped by it.

  • Roleigh Martin

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My friend’s business is very small and paying the $2000 fee and the excess paperwork would put her completely out of business.

  • Roleigh Martin

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! My friend’s business is very small and paying the $2000 fee and the excess paperwork would put her completely out of business.

  • Julie

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is exactly what we don’t need: more government regulating the lifeblood of the economy out of existence. Small businesses DO NOT need this piece of regulation and if it were passed, would put many of them out of business! SAY NO to the FDA! They’ve done enough damage with the drug companies – don’t let them near our cosmetics!

  • Julie

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is exactly what we don’t need: more government regulating the lifeblood of the economy out of existence. Small businesses DO NOT need this piece of regulation and if it were passed, would put many of them out of business! SAY NO to the FDA! They’ve done enough damage with the drug companies – don’t let them near our cosmetics!

  • Evelyn Bone

    This is yet another action that will stab the majority of hard working average Americans, who are already struggling, in the heart. The rules and regulations already in place to protect consumers through the FDA are sufficient as they are now. This act is nothing more than taking money and increasing government bureaucracy that will harm the American Dreams of small independent businesses and is nothing about consumer protection. Destroying these dreams and these independent people is destroying the very ideals this country was built on, disgracing our history and further threatening the very future of Americans’ freedom and independence. The FDA is becoming more and more about making money and less about protecting the consumer, just look at all the problems with Pharmaceutical Drugs causing harm and even death after being passed by the FDA, the continued problems with our food supply being contaminated. Americans are being harmed with contaminated and toxic imported products on a regular bases. If small businesses were helped to make these products here in America, instead of hindered with such drafts as this FDA Globalization Act, all Americans would benefit. We all need to verbalize and take action to let our government representatives know we know these types of actions are being taken and that they are harmful to the American people, our way of life, dreams and a disgrace to our history of personal independence and freedom of choice. This is suppose to be a country “for the people and by the people”…..NOT big businesses…..our government and the representatives are suppose to take actions for individual rights, in our individual interest and based on what we request….NOT Big Businesses. If they no longer represent our best interest as free, independent, individual American citizens we need to vote for new representatives that do live and work for us….NOT Big Businesses.

  • Evelyn Bone

    This is yet another action that will stab the majority of hard working average Americans, who are already struggling, in the heart. The rules and regulations already in place to protect consumers through the FDA are sufficient as they are now. This act is nothing more than taking money and increasing government bureaucracy that will harm the American Dreams of small independent businesses and is nothing about consumer protection. Destroying these dreams and these independent people is destroying the very ideals this country was built on, disgracing our history and further threatening the very future of Americans’ freedom and independence. The FDA is becoming more and more about making money and less about protecting the consumer, just look at all the problems with Pharmaceutical Drugs causing harm and even death after being passed by the FDA, the continued problems with our food supply being contaminated. Americans are being harmed with contaminated and toxic imported products on a regular bases. If small businesses were helped to make these products here in America, instead of hindered with such drafts as this FDA Globalization Act, all Americans would benefit. We all need to verbalize and take action to let our government representatives know we know these types of actions are being taken and that they are harmful to the American people, our way of life, dreams and a disgrace to our history of personal independence and freedom of choice. This is suppose to be a country “for the people and by the people”…..NOT big businesses…..our government and the representatives are suppose to take actions for individual rights, in our individual interest and based on what we request….NOT Big Businesses. If they no longer represent our best interest as free, independent, individual American citizens we need to vote for new representatives that do live and work for us….NOT Big Businesses.

  • http://www.barcelonabathandbody.com Rachel Lane

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will not make consumers safer but it will penalize small business. In essence, it would be an additional form of taxation to grow big government while eliminating competition and consumer choice. I am particularly concerned about the implications for the suppliers to the cosmetic small business industry. In addition to the fees imposed on the individual cosmetic businesses, cost of goods will increase significantly because of new regulations applied to suppliers that they will be forced to pass on to their small business owner customers. Big business may be able to absorb the increases, but small businesses will be forced to pass them on to the consumers. If the fees themselves don’t drive individuals out of business, the trickle down of increased cost of supplies will.

  • http://www.barcelonabathandbody.com Rachel Lane

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will not make consumers safer but it will penalize small business. In essence, it would be an additional form of taxation to grow big government while eliminating competition and consumer choice. I am particularly concerned about the implications for the suppliers to the cosmetic small business industry. In addition to the fees imposed on the individual cosmetic businesses, cost of goods will increase significantly because of new regulations applied to suppliers that they will be forced to pass on to their small business owner customers. Big business may be able to absorb the increases, but small businesses will be forced to pass them on to the consumers. If the fees themselves don’t drive individuals out of business, the trickle down of increased cost of supplies will.

  • Joseph Abdallah

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put many small businesses out of buisness.

  • Joseph Abdallah

    Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This act would put many small businesses out of buisness.

  • http://www.naturefullife.com Brandi Bumgardner

    For the sake of small business owners throughout the nation Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This would literally squash the little man before he beins. I fully support complete disclosure of ingredients in all cosmetics, but this is quite beyond that.

  • http://www.naturefullife.com Brandi Bumgardner

    For the sake of small business owners throughout the nation Please do not pass the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This would literally squash the little man before he beins. I fully support complete disclosure of ingredients in all cosmetics, but this is quite beyond that.

  • Buck in Michigan

    Gov’t get out of our lives now! This act does nothing but hurt Americans trying to earn a living in this crazy world.

  • Buck in Michigan

    Gov’t get out of our lives now! This act does nothing but hurt Americans trying to earn a living in this crazy world.

  • http://oak-hill-homestead.blogspot.com/ Kathi Rodgers

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://oak-hill-homestead.blogspot.com/ Kathi Rodgers

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Roger Statz

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Roger Statz

    Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Leigh O’Donnell

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Leigh O’Donnell

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.blessingsinbaskets.com Nancy Keane

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I do not make these products, but I do sell them. Because of the population I serve (cancer survivors) I am extremely careful regarding the products I carry. I refuse to carry products manufactured by the larger companies and containing cheap ingredients and potentially harmful chemicals. The only ones I’ve found that I would recommend for my customers are made by the very small companies that this Act would put out of business!
    Nancy Keane

  • http://www.blessingsinbaskets.com Nancy Keane

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I do not make these products, but I do sell them. Because of the population I serve (cancer survivors) I am extremely careful regarding the products I carry. I refuse to carry products manufactured by the larger companies and containing cheap ingredients and potentially harmful chemicals. The only ones I’ve found that I would recommend for my customers are made by the very small companies that this Act would put out of business!
    Nancy Keane

  • http://www.woodspritesoap.com Jacquelyn Ramsey

    This act will do nothing to protect consumers nor bring meaningful regulation to an already largely unenforced industry. The FDA would do better to learn from the EU standards or even the efforts of watchdog groups such as the Environmental Working Group, who are looking at formulation and ingredient issues rather than attempting to restrict who can make and sell cosmetic products. This is a clear and aggressive moneygrab rather than progressive legislation, and I oppose it at all levels and in any form. Any new regulation attempts should be inclusive of the small companies who, together, are taking a bite out of the big cosmetics corporations’ pie, and should seek the input of all companies, large and small.

  • http://www.woodspritesoap.com Jacquelyn Ramsey

    This act will do nothing to protect consumers nor bring meaningful regulation to an already largely unenforced industry. The FDA would do better to learn from the EU standards or even the efforts of watchdog groups such as the Environmental Working Group, who are looking at formulation and ingredient issues rather than attempting to restrict who can make and sell cosmetic products. This is a clear and aggressive moneygrab rather than progressive legislation, and I oppose it at all levels and in any form. Any new regulation attempts should be inclusive of the small companies who, together, are taking a bite out of the big cosmetics corporations’ pie, and should seek the input of all companies, large and small.

  • Marie Rodgers

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We are already suffering enough as a result of measures taken which benefit big business.

  • Marie Rodgers

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We are already suffering enough as a result of measures taken which benefit big business.

  • Susan Horning

    The possiblility of this new legislation frightens me. It will create an enormous road block for me as well as others like me. It’s hard enough to eak out the small income that I am able to produce by selling $4.00 bars of soap but, I love it. For me the only thing this legislation would accomplish is to pull the rug out from under me. It’s just soap, not mayonaise.

  • Susan Horning

    The possiblility of this new legislation frightens me. It will create an enormous road block for me as well as others like me. It’s hard enough to eak out the small income that I am able to produce by selling $4.00 bars of soap but, I love it. For me the only thing this legislation would accomplish is to pull the rug out from under me. It’s just soap, not mayonaise.

  • http://www.fuddleduds.com Tina Collins

    At 64 with no retirement benefits, very few investments my online business is my solution for survival. The proposed fees will make it impossible for me to keep my business online. Concerns for the future are driving more and more people to online businesses as a means to combat our out of control rise in everything it takes to live. There is far too much government regulation as it is. Our country is no longer “free”. Our freedoms are more and more being government regulated which in turn makes us less and less “free”.

  • http://www.fuddleduds.com Tina Collins

    At 64 with no retirement benefits, very few investments my online business is my solution for survival. The proposed fees will make it impossible for me to keep my business online. Concerns for the future are driving more and more people to online businesses as a means to combat our out of control rise in everything it takes to live. There is far too much government regulation as it is. Our country is no longer “free”. Our freedoms are more and more being government regulated which in turn makes us less and less “free”.

  • Kathy J

    I strongly strongly oppose this globalization act! I think the FDA and other gov. entities are trying to get into the pockets of business way too much.
    This really needs to be stopped! If we don’t stop this, the choices and freedoms that should be there for Americans will be slipping away, one by one.
    Then we will no longer be the “free nation” we are supposed to be.
    Time to wake up and make the government smell the coffee!

  • Kathy J

    I strongly strongly oppose this globalization act! I think the FDA and other gov. entities are trying to get into the pockets of business way too much.
    This really needs to be stopped! If we don’t stop this, the choices and freedoms that should be there for Americans will be slipping away, one by one.
    Then we will no longer be the “free nation” we are supposed to be.
    Time to wake up and make the government smell the coffee!

  • http://www.coyotesmoon.com Mildred Lleras

    These are troubling times for most of the citizens of the USA. A time when businesses are closing, gas prices are at an all time high, homes are in foreclosure at an uncontrollable speed and unemployment is continously growing. I too was laid off from my 9-5. My business is relatively new and is still in its early stages, which means that I am not making enough to support my household and now this. It is unbelievable and horrendous that the government is thinking about passing the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The great USA government is out of control and should be held accountable for everything that has been and will continue to happen. We need to take control and do whatever needs to be done as this is a law that will force all small businesses to close. Most don’t make enough during the calendar year to pay such an outrageous fee of $2000.00. As many have stated, Big Businesses have the funds available to buy the government and are doing so as I write. Please take a closer look at what you have in the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The governement has no time to think about the many small business that will be hurt, rather than, helped by it. They don’t care. Just as airlines, the government is looking at anything and everything to make a buck at the expense of small businesses. Don’t they get enough from the big companies or is it that the big companies are not dishing out enough that they now have to come after small family owned businesses? Maybe it is time for small business to band and stand up to the government. Government doesn’t help, but it certainly knows how to take and hurt. The USA government wouldn’t exist if we didn’t pay taxes on everything from home, food, property, etc. Maybe we should consider that it is time for CHANGE.

  • http://www.coyotesmoon.com Mildred Lleras

    These are troubling times for most of the citizens of the USA. A time when businesses are closing, gas prices are at an all time high, homes are in foreclosure at an uncontrollable speed and unemployment is continously growing. I too was laid off from my 9-5. My business is relatively new and is still in its early stages, which means that I am not making enough to support my household and now this. It is unbelievable and horrendous that the government is thinking about passing the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The great USA government is out of control and should be held accountable for everything that has been and will continue to happen. We need to take control and do whatever needs to be done as this is a law that will force all small businesses to close. Most don’t make enough during the calendar year to pay such an outrageous fee of $2000.00. As many have stated, Big Businesses have the funds available to buy the government and are doing so as I write. Please take a closer look at what you have in the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. The governement has no time to think about the many small business that will be hurt, rather than, helped by it. They don’t care. Just as airlines, the government is looking at anything and everything to make a buck at the expense of small businesses. Don’t they get enough from the big companies or is it that the big companies are not dishing out enough that they now have to come after small family owned businesses? Maybe it is time for small business to band and stand up to the government. Government doesn’t help, but it certainly knows how to take and hurt. The USA government wouldn’t exist if we didn’t pay taxes on everything from home, food, property, etc. Maybe we should consider that it is time for CHANGE.

  • http://www.onlinelabels.com Matt Hamilton – OnlineLabels.c

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We need to encourage small business and start to support them so our country doesn’t go belly up. This seems like another way for China to gain a stronger share hold on America’s consumers.
    Globalization Act sounds like another way of saying “Give away our rights”.
    I do not support giving away our rights!
    Thanks,
    Matt Hamilton
    http://www.onlinelabels.com

  • http://www.onlinelabels.com Matt Hamilton – OnlineLabels.com – Laser & Inkjet Labels

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We need to encourage small business and start to support them so our country doesn’t go belly up. This seems like another way for China to gain a stronger share hold on America’s consumers.
    Globalization Act sounds like another way of saying “Give away our rights”.
    I do not support giving away our rights!
    Thanks,
    Matt Hamilton
    http://www.onlinelabels.com

  • Mary Murray

    No way – no how!!! The gov’t just keeps feeding the huge companies and swallowing up the little guy. NYS (where I live)is one of the worst states to do business in and now the feds want to make it even worse???
    NYS is losing small businesses left and right with our outrageous taxes and now we get hit again!!!

  • Mary Murray

    No way – no how!!! The gov’t just keeps feeding the huge companies and swallowing up the little guy. NYS (where I live)is one of the worst states to do business in and now the feds want to make it even worse???
    NYS is losing small businesses left and right with our outrageous taxes and now we get hit again!!!

  • Kathy Johnson

    Well, will the need to control us all ever end!?!!?!? Between this, NAIS and Codex, we are soooooo in trouble. If you follow the money it is the big mega-corporations that are behind all these laws/bills! And OUR representatives are beholding to these big guys because they paid for these representatives of ours to get elected so these UNELECTED officials can run/ruin our lives! Like some one posted “it is just SOAP not mayo….!” Yet we have the FDA not being able to find where the salmonella infection came from!
    Why are they, the FDA, not going after the lead toys, tainted animal foods, or all the other related things that are in the news, hurting/killing thousands!
    This is all leading us into ONE WORLD governance! Notice the word ‘globalization’?
    Stop the insanity and give us back our FREEDOMS and our country! Call YOUR representatives and remind them who the work for! Demand they stand up for OUR RIGHTS!
    2nd hand smoke kills over 250,000 people per year, (per national ads), and yet you can still buy cigarettes! And THEY want to control our soap! HOW DARE THEM!!!!!

  • Kathy Johnson

    Well, will the need to control us all ever end!?!!?!? Between this, NAIS and Codex, we are soooooo in trouble. If you follow the money it is the big mega-corporations that are behind all these laws/bills! And OUR representatives are beholding to these big guys because they paid for these representatives of ours to get elected so these UNELECTED officials can run/ruin our lives! Like some one posted “it is just SOAP not mayo….!” Yet we have the FDA not being able to find where the salmonella infection came from!
    Why are they, the FDA, not going after the lead toys, tainted animal foods, or all the other related things that are in the news, hurting/killing thousands!
    This is all leading us into ONE WORLD governance! Notice the word ‘globalization’?
    Stop the insanity and give us back our FREEDOMS and our country! Call YOUR representatives and remind them who the work for! Demand they stand up for OUR RIGHTS!
    2nd hand smoke kills over 250,000 people per year, (per national ads), and yet you can still buy cigarettes! And THEY want to control our soap! HOW DARE THEM!!!!!

  • Jim Stafki

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization act of 2008.

  • Jim Stafki

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization act of 2008.

  • Beth Modschiedler

    I purchased my business from another person and am just starting to get my name and products out there, so this act would pretty much just shut my business down before I even get it going. Do not pass this act.

  • Beth Modschiedler

    I purchased my business from another person and am just starting to get my name and products out there, so this act would pretty much just shut my business down before I even get it going. Do not pass this act.

  • David-Erlin: Schwimmer

    How outrages that our appointed public servants want to continue to restrict our freedoms to choose. If there’s a caveat then require it to be posted on the products but do not infringe on our unalienable rights to choose. As a sovereign I refuse to be regulated by unlawful and illegal bureaucracies throwing around rules and regulations as though they were law and then duping us into volunteering to them. The Supreme Court has ruled that a right can not be replaced by a privilege unless we volunteer. Even though the bureaucrats have gotten very creative in getting us to volunteer we don’t have to if we’re aware of the facts. The Bill of Rights (not privileges). Please stop this insanity known as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • David-Erlin: Schwimmer

    How outrages that our appointed public servants want to continue to restrict our freedoms to choose. If there’s a caveat then require it to be posted on the products but do not infringe on our unalienable rights to choose. As a sovereign I refuse to be regulated by unlawful and illegal bureaucracies throwing around rules and regulations as though they were law and then duping us into volunteering to them. The Supreme Court has ruled that a right can not be replaced by a privilege unless we volunteer. Even though the bureaucrats have gotten very creative in getting us to volunteer we don’t have to if we’re aware of the facts. The Bill of Rights (not privileges). Please stop this insanity known as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Kimberly Erickson

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I oppose the underlying principal that it unfairly penalizes the small business owner. I would be disheartened to not be able to buy artisan crafted soaps, lotions, and bath products. Finally, I am preparing to launch my own small business and this would obviously crush that dream.
    Please do not support such an unfair piece of legislation.

  • Kimberly Erickson

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! I oppose the underlying principal that it unfairly penalizes the small business owner. I would be disheartened to not be able to buy artisan crafted soaps, lotions, and bath products. Finally, I am preparing to launch my own small business and this would obviously crush that dream.
    Please do not support such an unfair piece of legislation.

  • Ann Zavala

    This is insane! Stop protecting the multi national companies and just once, do something for our own businesses and owwners!
    I want to be able to eat wear and make whatever I want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Stop giving away our entire country and our ability to take care of and produce for ourselves.

  • Ann Zavala

    This is insane! Stop protecting the multi national companies and just once, do something for our own businesses and owwners!
    I want to be able to eat wear and make whatever I want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Stop giving away our entire country and our ability to take care of and produce for ourselves.

  • Shannon Barr

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It would be unfair to many small business owners.

  • Shannon Barr

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It would be unfair to many small business owners.

  • Anne Monroe

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – I enjoy the freedom to buy what products I deem likely to be good for me. My choice.
    Please note for the person who made the Bush comment:
    The chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is John D. Dingell – Democrat. The Act features input from him and proposals from the following representatives:
    Frank Pallone – Democrat
    Bart Stupak – Democrat
    Diana DeGetty – Democrat.
    I would feel foolish blaming their error in this Act on their party affiliation, you should feel the same by simply swinging at our current President.

  • Anne Monroe

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – I enjoy the freedom to buy what products I deem likely to be good for me. My choice.
    Please note for the person who made the Bush comment:
    The chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is John D. Dingell – Democrat. The Act features input from him and proposals from the following representatives:
    Frank Pallone – Democrat
    Bart Stupak – Democrat
    Diana DeGetty – Democrat.
    I would feel foolish blaming their error in this Act on their party affiliation, you should feel the same by simply swinging at our current President.

  • joan peters

    This is bad for business, this country is already in trouble from bad management.Adding more regulation to small business is going to make it worse.

  • joan peters

    This is bad for business, this country is already in trouble from bad management.Adding more regulation to small business is going to make it worse.

  • Mike Savage

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is an unfair act in favor of monopolies and big business only.

  • Mike Savage

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is an unfair act in favor of monopolies and big business only.

  • http://www.energyessences.com Shanon Mason

    PLEASE STOP THE FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT.
    I am the owner of a small hydrosol business in Hawaii and this act would put me out of business! With the current econimcal challenges our nation is facing this is one more regulatory shot in the foot for small business and it should be stopped.

  • http://www.energyessences.com Shanon Mason

    PLEASE STOP THE FDA GLOBALIZATION ACT.
    I am the owner of a small hydrosol business in Hawaii and this act would put me out of business! With the current econimcal challenges our nation is facing this is one more regulatory shot in the foot for small business and it should be stopped.

  • http://www.graysonnaturalcare.com Mindy Schwartz

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.graysonnaturalcare.com Mindy Schwartz

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://altnature.com Altnature.com

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act. We must start defending Liberty and stop the Government from playing God. I suggest everyone read the Declaration of Independence and the Consitution to remind us why we are Americans.
    Support the Health Freedom Protection Act H.R.2117 Authored by Ron Paul the Champion of Liberty.
    Access to Medical Treatment Act H.R. 2717 expands the ability of Americans to use alternative medicine and new treatments.
    So you see there is someone on our side in Congress.
    Please see campaignforliberty.com to help advance the cause for Liberty. It is time we stand up to constant attacks on our rights. This is just the beginning.

  • http://altnature.com Altnature.com

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act. We must start defending Liberty and stop the Government from playing God. I suggest everyone read the Declaration of Independence and the Consitution to remind us why we are Americans.
    Support the Health Freedom Protection Act H.R.2117 Authored by Ron Paul the Champion of Liberty.
    Access to Medical Treatment Act H.R. 2717 expands the ability of Americans to use alternative medicine and new treatments.
    So you see there is someone on our side in Congress.
    Please see campaignforliberty.com to help advance the cause for Liberty. It is time we stand up to constant attacks on our rights. This is just the beginning.

  • Marie

    Please stop the FDA G.A. of 2008! Small businesses are the backbone of our society.

  • Marie

    Please stop the FDA G.A. of 2008! Small businesses are the backbone of our society.

  • Janet Sullivan

    Our country grew and flourished on the backs of small business owners, many out of their own homes. I absolutely oppose this proposed legislation. It would undermine the the independence and individuality that this country was founded on.

  • Janet Sullivan

    Our country grew and flourished on the backs of small business owners, many out of their own homes. I absolutely oppose this proposed legislation. It would undermine the the independence and individuality that this country was founded on.

  • William Van Stockum

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as very small businesses just cannot afford this type of legislation, besides being completly unnecessary.

  • William Van Stockum

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as very small businesses just cannot afford this type of legislation, besides being completly unnecessary.

  • Alicia Nassardeen

    We need diversity in the market and killing small businesses is a slap in the face to capitalism. This act is totally unfair and unwarranted.

  • Alicia Nassardeen

    We need diversity in the market and killing small businesses is a slap in the face to capitalism. This act is totally unfair and unwarranted.

  • http://www.karmikkreations.com Carrie Lin

    As a new business just beginning, these types of sanctions would only end our dream of a successful home-based business. As business owners, we hope to see our business bloom and grow to our comfort level providing our customers with a product that they desire. It should be their choice who they purchase from and what they purchase. If we are forced to end our business and our dreams, it effects not only that, but it effects our customer, our families and our ability to provide a better life and comfort level for those around us (customers included). It is an outrage that anyone could agree with big business being the only choice for everyone! America is about choice, freedom and opportunity. If this is taken away, it is only one more thing to increase the hardship our country is already facing.
    This year has been a challenging year in the crafting industry. Our customers are afraid of what the future holds, as are we. But we forge on, believing in our company and our decisions. We work hard to create our products. We research to make them the best products possible.
    This act will only make matters worse!

  • http://www.karmikkreations.com Carrie Lin

    As a new business just beginning, these types of sanctions would only end our dream of a successful home-based business. As business owners, we hope to see our business bloom and grow to our comfort level providing our customers with a product that they desire. It should be their choice who they purchase from and what they purchase. If we are forced to end our business and our dreams, it effects not only that, but it effects our customer, our families and our ability to provide a better life and comfort level for those around us (customers included). It is an outrage that anyone could agree with big business being the only choice for everyone! America is about choice, freedom and opportunity. If this is taken away, it is only one more thing to increase the hardship our country is already facing.
    This year has been a challenging year in the crafting industry. Our customers are afraid of what the future holds, as are we. But we forge on, believing in our company and our decisions. We work hard to create our products. We research to make them the best products possible.
    This act will only make matters worse!

  • Angela

    I say no to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.I am a small business owner and not only would this law shut down my Family owned business, but tons of other businesses like mine. It’s hard enough for small businesses to compete with the larger ones as it is now and with price increases on alot of our materials it’s just getting harder. I feel this law would be unfair to businesses as well as consumers. For many of us our businesses are not just business they are our Passions and Dreams. Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Angela

    I say no to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.I am a small business owner and not only would this law shut down my Family owned business, but tons of other businesses like mine. It’s hard enough for small businesses to compete with the larger ones as it is now and with price increases on alot of our materials it’s just getting harder. I feel this law would be unfair to businesses as well as consumers. For many of us our businesses are not just business they are our Passions and Dreams. Please Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Bright Dancing

    This Globalization Act appears to me to be a kneejerk reaction to big companies making cost cutting decisions to purchase low quality ingredients and getting caught. When big companies lose their conscience, and money makes their world go around, we all suffer. Smaller business people who still have consciences and human beings at the helm, rather than faceless, and unaccountable, corporate boards, SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY THE EXHORBITANT PRICE for their mistakes! Nor should the customers of small businesses, who want the right to choose products made in small batches by human hands and not machines. Customers want the right to choose to talk to THE individual person who made their product.
    Congress and the FDA are not equipped to make these decisions, not as long as there are lobbyists and a ‘good ‘ol boy’ network. If big business spent as much money on quality ingredients as they do on making sure their interests are protected in U.S. Government agencies, we wouldn’t have this problem…And what if we only imposed these fees on companies that sold raw materials in bulk overseas? Isn’t that where the problem originates? Or does the FDA know where the problems originate? This seems like a genocidal tactic–kill all the small businesses, and then we won’t have to inspect them at all whether there is a problem… or not!
    What if there were a product sales proportionate fee—so many products sold last year, the fee is proportionate to that. Larger companies pay more, smaller companies pay less. There has to be a better way than driving artisans out of business! Americans want artisan products! I adamantly oppose the FDA Globalization Act. I want the right to choose small business artisan products–don’t drive us out of business! I buy handmade, I sell handmade! America IS HANDMADE!

  • Bright Dancing

    This Globalization Act appears to me to be a kneejerk reaction to big companies making cost cutting decisions to purchase low quality ingredients and getting caught. When big companies lose their conscience, and money makes their world go around, we all suffer. Smaller business people who still have consciences and human beings at the helm, rather than faceless, and unaccountable, corporate boards, SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY THE EXHORBITANT PRICE for their mistakes! Nor should the customers of small businesses, who want the right to choose products made in small batches by human hands and not machines. Customers want the right to choose to talk to THE individual person who made their product.
    Congress and the FDA are not equipped to make these decisions, not as long as there are lobbyists and a ‘good ‘ol boy’ network. If big business spent as much money on quality ingredients as they do on making sure their interests are protected in U.S. Government agencies, we wouldn’t have this problem…And what if we only imposed these fees on companies that sold raw materials in bulk overseas? Isn’t that where the problem originates? Or does the FDA know where the problems originate? This seems like a genocidal tactic–kill all the small businesses, and then we won’t have to inspect them at all whether there is a problem… or not!
    What if there were a product sales proportionate fee—so many products sold last year, the fee is proportionate to that. Larger companies pay more, smaller companies pay less. There has to be a better way than driving artisans out of business! Americans want artisan products! I adamantly oppose the FDA Globalization Act. I want the right to choose small business artisan products–don’t drive us out of business! I buy handmade, I sell handmade! America IS HANDMADE!

  • http://www.tryearthangelminerals.com Christine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is an unfair act in favor of big business! Requiring fees & forms to the Small Home Based Business Health & Beauty Sector will put us all out of business, and that will not be good for our economy, especially when we are just trying to make a living & suppliment our spousal incomes and pay our income taxes! This nation is facing tough economic times with the higher gas & food prices that should be your (Congress) priority right now to fix & control before it gets way out of hand! Congress should not take away our right to have a home based business in the cosmetics industry. Imposing such outrageous fees & forms will cripple the smaller home based businesses which help our economy to grow & prosper! Is this what you really want to do to our companies?
    This FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will not make the health & beauty products safer, it will make them non existent from the small independent companies! Help us have a healthy competition against the big industry giants! After all, some of these companies started with an idea that formed right out of the kitchen as well, that is the beauty of the american dream! I have already signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics! There is already a commitment from my company for safe cosmetics! Several small home based cosmetics companies have joined my company by pledging to not use chemicals that are known or suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects in their products and to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives. Several major cosmetics companies, including Avon, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever have thus far not signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics….isn’t that interesting! Big business doesn’t really want to offer safe alternative cosmetics, however, the smaller home based businesses DO want to pledge their commitment for SAFER COSMETICS!
    I would think that you as a congressional committee would appreciate the fact that there are small, home based business start ups that are trying to help out the economy by creating jobs here in the USA and pay their fare share of taxes! I am sorry to inform your committee that you are not going to accomplish this with this FDA Globalization Act of 2008! You will cripple the small, home based cosmetics business industry! There are many natural cosmetics, hair care, soap, lotion & perfume companies out there trying to earn a living & grow enough monetarily to create jobs in their local communities! Isn’t that what congress would prefer…to grow our economy rather than inhibit the growth in the economy from the HOME BASED BUSINESS SECTOR??
    I am all for you doing something about “TAINTED FOOD” coming from China, Mexico & beyond! Maybe you should concentrate on that rather than try to kill off the small home based business sector! We need you to have better inspections for our food supply…I am surprised that this is not your major concern…especially with the recent Salmonella outbreak!!!!
    PLEASE stop this FDA Globalization Act of 2008 for the sake of all small independent companies!
    Thank you,
    Christine
    Earth Angel Minerals
    http://www.tryearthangelminerals.com

  • http://www.tryearthangelminerals.com Christine

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is an unfair act in favor of big business! Requiring fees & forms to the Small Home Based Business Health & Beauty Sector will put us all out of business, and that will not be good for our economy, especially when we are just trying to make a living & suppliment our spousal incomes and pay our income taxes! This nation is facing tough economic times with the higher gas & food prices that should be your (Congress) priority right now to fix & control before it gets way out of hand! Congress should not take away our right to have a home based business in the cosmetics industry. Imposing such outrageous fees & forms will cripple the smaller home based businesses which help our economy to grow & prosper! Is this what you really want to do to our companies?
    This FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will not make the health & beauty products safer, it will make them non existent from the small independent companies! Help us have a healthy competition against the big industry giants! After all, some of these companies started with an idea that formed right out of the kitchen as well, that is the beauty of the american dream! I have already signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics! There is already a commitment from my company for safe cosmetics! Several small home based cosmetics companies have joined my company by pledging to not use chemicals that are known or suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects in their products and to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives. Several major cosmetics companies, including Avon, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever have thus far not signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics….isn’t that interesting! Big business doesn’t really want to offer safe alternative cosmetics, however, the smaller home based businesses DO want to pledge their commitment for SAFER COSMETICS!
    I would think that you as a congressional committee would appreciate the fact that there are small, home based business start ups that are trying to help out the economy by creating jobs here in the USA and pay their fare share of taxes! I am sorry to inform your committee that you are not going to accomplish this with this FDA Globalization Act of 2008! You will cripple the small, home based cosmetics business industry! There are many natural cosmetics, hair care, soap, lotion & perfume companies out there trying to earn a living & grow enough monetarily to create jobs in their local communities! Isn’t that what congress would prefer…to grow our economy rather than inhibit the growth in the economy from the HOME BASED BUSINESS SECTOR??
    I am all for you doing something about “TAINTED FOOD” coming from China, Mexico & beyond! Maybe you should concentrate on that rather than try to kill off the small home based business sector! We need you to have better inspections for our food supply…I am surprised that this is not your major concern…especially with the recent Salmonella outbreak!!!!
    PLEASE stop this FDA Globalization Act of 2008 for the sake of all small independent companies!
    Thank you,
    Christine
    Earth Angel Minerals
    http://www.tryearthangelminerals.com

  • http://dennisanderson.etsy.com Dennis Anderson

    Why waste your time on something like this congress, when you can fill your pockets from bribes of Big Business… Is that it? Are you going to get a new car, or a hefty check if you get this going and passed? Hey I have an idea for you…. why dont you try to protect the environment, and/or use some oil supply to make it easier and less costly for familys trying to SUPPORT themselves. I really hope that this doesnt go through before December 31, 2008. Also if it doesnt go through before George Bush leaves office, then its basically trash anyways.
    Do you think you can leave the BACKBONE of America alone?
    How about taxing oil companys more and use that money for all the children in school who are getting lackluster education?
    I will stop now but I could go on and on like the energizer bunny. PLEASE DO NOT pass this bill.
    Dennis Anderson
    http://dennisanderson.etsy.com

  • http://dennisanderson.etsy.com Dennis Anderson

    Why waste your time on something like this congress, when you can fill your pockets from bribes of Big Business… Is that it? Are you going to get a new car, or a hefty check if you get this going and passed? Hey I have an idea for you…. why dont you try to protect the environment, and/or use some oil supply to make it easier and less costly for familys trying to SUPPORT themselves. I really hope that this doesnt go through before December 31, 2008. Also if it doesnt go through before George Bush leaves office, then its basically trash anyways.
    Do you think you can leave the BACKBONE of America alone?
    How about taxing oil companys more and use that money for all the children in school who are getting lackluster education?
    I will stop now but I could go on and on like the energizer bunny. PLEASE DO NOT pass this bill.
    Dennis Anderson
    http://dennisanderson.etsy.com

  • Paula Mosier

    Most commercially made products have ingredients and chemicals in them which many people can’t tolerate. Lots of people with skin allergies turn to small cosmetic makers to get natural products at a price they can afford. If this isn’t stopped, it will not only hurt thousands of small businesses, but also the Americans who rely on their products to have a decent quality of life. I have personally worked with people who went from having unbearably miserable skin conditions to normal skin just by switching to natural soap. If we have a climate where all that is available are commercial products or high priced natural products, these people will definitely suffer.
    As a small business owner in this economy, this type of legislation would put me out of business. Please consider the thousands of people that this would hurt over the interest of the large companies this would give an even bigger advantage to.

  • Paula Mosier

    Most commercially made products have ingredients and chemicals in them which many people can’t tolerate. Lots of people with skin allergies turn to small cosmetic makers to get natural products at a price they can afford. If this isn’t stopped, it will not only hurt thousands of small businesses, but also the Americans who rely on their products to have a decent quality of life. I have personally worked with people who went from having unbearably miserable skin conditions to normal skin just by switching to natural soap. If we have a climate where all that is available are commercial products or high priced natural products, these people will definitely suffer.
    As a small business owner in this economy, this type of legislation would put me out of business. Please consider the thousands of people that this would hurt over the interest of the large companies this would give an even bigger advantage to.

  • Jess Schao

    Don’t do this. Enough said.

  • Jess Schao

    Don’t do this. Enough said.

  • http://www.serenquility.com Patricia Bowe

    Stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! If this outrageous legislation passes it will most certainly put me out of business. Yet again, it is the small business owner who becomes the casualty while larger businesses throw their vast reserves of money at it and continue on like nothing happened. This is another gunshot wound in the arm of the middle class and the growing working poor. We are struggling enough already. Honest, hardworking small soapmaking and beauty business owners do not need this abuse, we need the government’s support and help. Please do not pass this legislation.

  • http://www.serenquility.com Patricia Bowe

    Stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008! If this outrageous legislation passes it will most certainly put me out of business. Yet again, it is the small business owner who becomes the casualty while larger businesses throw their vast reserves of money at it and continue on like nothing happened. This is another gunshot wound in the arm of the middle class and the growing working poor. We are struggling enough already. Honest, hardworking small soapmaking and beauty business owners do not need this abuse, we need the government’s support and help. Please do not pass this legislation.

  • http://www.myspace.com/spokanematthew Matthew Pfefer

    We do not need bigger government.
    This act proposes bigger government and less freedom.
    Congress should not pass this act.

  • http://www.myspace.com/spokanematthew Matthew Pfefer

    We do not need bigger government.
    This act proposes bigger government and less freedom.
    Congress should not pass this act.

  • Corrie

    Thank you for creating this petition! Please stop the FDA Globilization Act. This is totally unfair to small business owners!

  • Corrie

    Thank you for creating this petition! Please stop the FDA Globilization Act. This is totally unfair to small business owners!

  • Richard

    This is really a stupid idea! You should not pass this into law! Talk about a terrible way to treat small business people! You will essentially put us all out of business if this passes! We can’t afford to pay such high yearly fees! This will be perfect for big business, I am sure they are the ones who put you up to this as they can’t stand the small businesses taking away some of their customer base! Small business people can’t afford the millions of dollars to fight this with your famous lobbyists! We can’t afford to take you to exotic locals & pay for high dollar dinner parties to sway you to our side, so start now and listen to the little business owners & DO NOT PASS THIS ACT!

  • Richard

    This is really a stupid idea! You should not pass this into law! Talk about a terrible way to treat small business people! You will essentially put us all out of business if this passes! We can’t afford to pay such high yearly fees! This will be perfect for big business, I am sure they are the ones who put you up to this as they can’t stand the small businesses taking away some of their customer base! Small business people can’t afford the millions of dollars to fight this with your famous lobbyists! We can’t afford to take you to exotic locals & pay for high dollar dinner parties to sway you to our side, so start now and listen to the little business owners & DO NOT PASS THIS ACT!

  • http://www.lurebeauty.com Eleanor Weightman

    When is this government going to let entrepreneurs be entreprenuers. Isn’t this stifling the little guy, of course, yet again. It is getting to the point that we should all just sit home and collect assistance checks because the government finds ways to tax the hard working, creative person with more taxes. This country needs to get back to capitalization and entrepreneurship, that is what it was built on before we turn into the old Soviet Union.

  • http://www.lurebeauty.com Eleanor Weightman

    When is this government going to let entrepreneurs be entreprenuers. Isn’t this stifling the little guy, of course, yet again. It is getting to the point that we should all just sit home and collect assistance checks because the government finds ways to tax the hard working, creative person with more taxes. This country needs to get back to capitalization and entrepreneurship, that is what it was built on before we turn into the old Soviet Union.

  • Kathy Beavin

    As a user of mineral make-up and natural products, and an alergy sufferer, the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is just wrong for me.
    Since I’ve switched to natural & organic body care products and mineral make-up, my dull dry skin has come to life and the itchiness is gone.
    I for one can’t go back to mass produced cosmetics laden with chemicals.

  • Kathy Beavin

    As a user of mineral make-up and natural products, and an alergy sufferer, the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is just wrong for me.
    Since I’ve switched to natural & organic body care products and mineral make-up, my dull dry skin has come to life and the itchiness is gone.
    I for one can’t go back to mass produced cosmetics laden with chemicals.

  • Candace Baker

    I oppose this legislation on two levels. First as a consumer I have found small home based businesses to be responsive to special needs I have. Secondly I have a home based personal care company that is in its infancy.The FDA Globalization At of 2008 will both remove my personal choices from the market and put me out of business before I ever get started.
    This act opposes everything this country has been about. It is anti capitalist and will force more and more creative Americans to stay in cookie cutter jobs dependent upon big business and big government. I, for one, intend to research this act to determine who has introduced and who supports it and will work to change their minds; if that fails I will work to replace them with legislators who understand what America has always been about and must continue to be.

  • Candace Baker

    I oppose this legislation on two levels. First as a consumer I have found small home based businesses to be responsive to special needs I have. Secondly I have a home based personal care company that is in its infancy.The FDA Globalization At of 2008 will both remove my personal choices from the market and put me out of business before I ever get started.
    This act opposes everything this country has been about. It is anti capitalist and will force more and more creative Americans to stay in cookie cutter jobs dependent upon big business and big government. I, for one, intend to research this act to determine who has introduced and who supports it and will work to change their minds; if that fails I will work to replace them with legislators who understand what America has always been about and must continue to be.

  • http://www.azizabeautysupply.com Michael Maxey Jr.

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.azizabeautysupply.com Michael Maxey Jr.

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Tamara Lee

    Please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – as a dedicated customer of a number of small indy retailers I despair the loss of innovative, customer-focussed beauty businesses.

  • Tamara Lee

    Please stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – as a dedicated customer of a number of small indy retailers I despair the loss of innovative, customer-focussed beauty businesses.

  • Anita Simpson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is so unfair and will only result in higher costs for the vendor and their customers. Please stop the insanity!

  • Anita Simpson

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 is so unfair and will only result in higher costs for the vendor and their customers. Please stop the insanity!

  • Corinne Sheculski

    I am against this FDA Globalization Act! This would unfairly target small business trying hard to sell safe and good products. I myself sell these products and couldn’t never afford the fees they are trying to impose. Get out of the pockets of hardworking honest small business persons, who are just trying as best they can to supplement their income, as in my case. Lets pray this doesn’t pass!!

  • Corinne Sheculski

    I am against this FDA Globalization Act! This would unfairly target small business trying hard to sell safe and good products. I myself sell these products and couldn’t never afford the fees they are trying to impose. Get out of the pockets of hardworking honest small business persons, who are just trying as best they can to supplement their income, as in my case. Lets pray this doesn’t pass!!

  • Catie

    No corporate FDA bull for me! Small companies and their owners are committed to quality products and customer satisfaction unlike the big companies that pump products full of poisonous chemicals.

  • Catie

    No corporate FDA bull for me! Small companies and their owners are committed to quality products and customer satisfaction unlike the big companies that pump products full of poisonous chemicals.

  • Catie

    No corporate FDA bull for me! Small companies and their owners are committed to quality products and customer satisfaction unlike the big companies that pump products full of poisonous chemicals.

  • Catie

    No corporate FDA bull for me! Small companies and their owners are committed to quality products and customer satisfaction unlike the big companies that pump products full of poisonous chemicals.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/shakti_oils/ Gina Rafkind, VedaSun

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an unfair proposal and as usual, only supports the big companies out there. I oppose it not only as an Indie Business Owner, but also as a consumer. My company is just starting to blossom after a lot of hard work and this Act will force me to close down my business.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/shakti_oils/ Gina Rafkind, VedaSun

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an unfair proposal and as usual, only supports the big companies out there. I oppose it not only as an Indie Business Owner, but also as a consumer. My company is just starting to blossom after a lot of hard work and this Act will force me to close down my business.

  • http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com Michelle Staley

    America was built on the backs of small business and now you want to close us down with this inane bill.
    Why not have an income limit on it if you must do anything and hit the Donald Trumps and Oprah Winfrey’s of the business world and leave the barely paying the bills small business people alone.
    Better yet, those that spew toxins into the air such as refinerys, trucking companies, dry cleaners, etc. They are the ones that are killing our planet.

  • http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com Michelle Staley

    America was built on the backs of small business and now you want to close us down with this inane bill.
    Why not have an income limit on it if you must do anything and hit the Donald Trumps and Oprah Winfrey’s of the business world and leave the barely paying the bills small business people alone.
    Better yet, those that spew toxins into the air such as refinerys, trucking companies, dry cleaners, etc. They are the ones that are killing our planet.

  • Coleen Veraldo

    What happened to free enterprise? The rich will get richer and the big cosmetics companies will continue to pay what they need to pay to stay in business. They will also continue to put undesireable chemicals in our soaps, lotions, and cosmetics and we will have no other options. This legislation must not pass. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 from passing and save the small businesses that give consumers choices!!

  • Coleen Veraldo

    What happened to free enterprise? The rich will get richer and the big cosmetics companies will continue to pay what they need to pay to stay in business. They will also continue to put undesireable chemicals in our soaps, lotions, and cosmetics and we will have no other options. This legislation must not pass. Stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 from passing and save the small businesses that give consumers choices!!

  • http://www.lauress.com Lauren Sheahan

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.lauress.com Lauren Sheahan

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.lauress.com Chris Sheahan

    The FDA Globalization Act is going too far and will be detrimental to honest, safe small businesses. It is sad that the FDA is spending its’ valuable time on such a horrible act.

  • http://www.lauress.com Chris Sheahan

    The FDA Globalization Act is going too far and will be detrimental to honest, safe small businesses. It is sad that the FDA is spending its’ valuable time on such a horrible act.

  • J. Michael Dolibois

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an attempt by Congress to aid and abet large corporations in their effort to eliminate cottage-industry competitors.

  • J. Michael Dolibois

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It is an attempt by Congress to aid and abet large corporations in their effort to eliminate cottage-industry competitors.

  • Tish Patil

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Tish Patil

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Maria Hill

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Maria Hill

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Catherine Walsh

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. These small (natural) businesses provide a valuable service to those of us that wish to have healthier and natural alternatives to the commercial junk that perports to give marvellous results but rather only enter our bloodstreams and internal organs and create who knows what havoc. They would be better regulating those large scale businesses that use dilutions of poisonous and toxic substances to preserve and stablize their products.

  • Catherine Walsh

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. These small (natural) businesses provide a valuable service to those of us that wish to have healthier and natural alternatives to the commercial junk that perports to give marvellous results but rather only enter our bloodstreams and internal organs and create who knows what havoc. They would be better regulating those large scale businesses that use dilutions of poisonous and toxic substances to preserve and stablize their products.

  • Marcey Low

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I believe in the support of small cottage-industry business and this cannot continue when the government threatens to put these people out of business with with extensive forms to complete & fees to pay. Why not go after the big companies who really do the harm…

  • Marcey Low

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I believe in the support of small cottage-industry business and this cannot continue when the government threatens to put these people out of business with with extensive forms to complete & fees to pay. Why not go after the big companies who really do the harm…

  • Tina Jackson

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am in the very beginning stages of starting up by B&B business. This would shut me down before I even really get going. Even the big guys were small like us once. Give us the same chance to grow our own businesses.

  • Tina Jackson

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am in the very beginning stages of starting up by B&B business. This would shut me down before I even really get going. Even the big guys were small like us once. Give us the same chance to grow our own businesses.

  • Alison Dolibois

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Keep gov’t out of the market place.

  • Alison Dolibois

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Keep gov’t out of the market place.

  • Megan

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Megan

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Kristen Hendershot

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Catherine Rieder

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a consumer of a lot of bath and body products that are made by small family owned companies. I would hate to see so many of them disappear and be forced to shut down because they can’t afford thousands of dollars in fees. It is sad because I do not like to purchase all of my products from large companies that use cheap ingredients that are not always the best for my skin and body. I want a choice and I want to support the small businesses that make such lovely products that are fresh and are made by hand! I oppose the FDA 2008 Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Kristen Hendershot

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Catherine Rieder

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am a consumer of a lot of bath and body products that are made by small family owned companies. I would hate to see so many of them disappear and be forced to shut down because they can’t afford thousands of dollars in fees. It is sad because I do not like to purchase all of my products from large companies that use cheap ingredients that are not always the best for my skin and body. I want a choice and I want to support the small businesses that make such lovely products that are fresh and are made by hand! I oppose the FDA 2008 Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Jodi Sabin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a customer of small independently run cosmetic businesses I appreciate the variety, options, quality, personal attention, low prices, and lack of chemical toxins that are avaiable through these businesses. Those things are lacking in major cosmetic indutry-run businesses. This law would only serve to promote big business and hurt small business. (As I suspect the Cosmetic Industry lobbiest hope it does). Please do not let personal greed destroy the wonderful community that has been built up around the small independently-run cosmetics businesses!

  • Jodi Sabin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. As a customer of small independently run cosmetic businesses I appreciate the variety, options, quality, personal attention, low prices, and lack of chemical toxins that are avaiable through these businesses. Those things are lacking in major cosmetic indutry-run businesses. This law would only serve to promote big business and hurt small business. (As I suspect the Cosmetic Industry lobbiest hope it does). Please do not let personal greed destroy the wonderful community that has been built up around the small independently-run cosmetics businesses!

  • http://www.myspagirlparties.com/emilyc Emily Cochenour

    I do not support this fee. It only helps make large corporations more prominent and successful. Don’t ruin the American dream!!!

  • http://www.myspagirlparties.com/emilyc Emily Cochenour

    I do not support this fee. It only helps make large corporations more prominent and successful. Don’t ruin the American dream!!!

  • sharon lee

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • sharon lee

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Melanie Brown

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Melanie Brown

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008

  • Patricia Carthon

    We do not need another set of rules to do business effectively, nor do we need to be
    paying outrageous fees to do business.
    Independent owner/operators pay a large sheare to do business already and to force them to borrow money to be able to afford
    a living makes no sense at all.
    Would a person stand idly by and watch a person drowning or would they try to save
    that person?
    Passage of the FDA Globalization bill would
    strangle the little life blood of the strug-
    gling business operator.
    Stop it now and save us from becoming statistics on an over burdened economy.
    We only want to help ourselves and family to be self sustaining and able to stand on our own feet.
    We often work long hours before and after
    the larger companies/chains close.
    We cannot compete with them as far as the millions of dollars that they are able to
    generate due to their size and the space
    that they rent for business use.
    Most small businesses do their banking and/or other major financial business in
    the neighborhoods that they work in.
    Many times they also live in close proximity
    to their business locations.
    Don’t put us out of business.
    Save us and defeat the passage of the bill
    that will surely kill the small, independent
    business owner.

  • Patricia Carthon

    We do not need another set of rules to do business effectively, nor do we need to be
    paying outrageous fees to do business.
    Independent owner/operators pay a large sheare to do business already and to force them to borrow money to be able to afford
    a living makes no sense at all.
    Would a person stand idly by and watch a person drowning or would they try to save
    that person?
    Passage of the FDA Globalization bill would
    strangle the little life blood of the strug-
    gling business operator.
    Stop it now and save us from becoming statistics on an over burdened economy.
    We only want to help ourselves and family to be self sustaining and able to stand on our own feet.
    We often work long hours before and after
    the larger companies/chains close.
    We cannot compete with them as far as the millions of dollars that they are able to
    generate due to their size and the space
    that they rent for business use.
    Most small businesses do their banking and/or other major financial business in
    the neighborhoods that they work in.
    Many times they also live in close proximity
    to their business locations.
    Don’t put us out of business.
    Save us and defeat the passage of the bill
    that will surely kill the small, independent
    business owner.

  • Sonia Jones

    As a small business owner I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – putting so many people out of work.

  • Sonia Jones

    As a small business owner I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 – putting so many people out of work.

  • O. Delbridge

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • O. Delbridge

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.bidwellbotanicals.com Jill Jones

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is currently proposed. Small independent businesses are the strong underlying structure of free enterprise. Imposing many of the financial and overly-restrictive policies of this proposed act will certainly put many of the current thriving companies out of business and squelch any new businesses from flourishing or entering the market place.

  • http://www.bidwellbotanicals.com Jill Jones

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 as it is currently proposed. Small independent businesses are the strong underlying structure of free enterprise. Imposing many of the financial and overly-restrictive policies of this proposed act will certainly put many of the current thriving companies out of business and squelch any new businesses from flourishing or entering the market place.

  • Antoinette Foote

    Please stop the the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I support the small business that can provide me a clean chemical free product created with love and sold to me with integrity. Thank you.

  • Antoinette Foote

    Please stop the the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I support the small business that can provide me a clean chemical free product created with love and sold to me with integrity. Thank you.

  • jackie babuka

    STRONGLY oppose.

  • jackie babuka

    STRONGLY oppose.

  • Laini Giles

    Stop this ridiculous legislation! You are not there to work for corporations! You are there to work for US, the people! That is why you are considered our “representatives.”
    If you vote for this, you will be putting thousands more Americans out of work, and making the rest of us buy crap from giants like Proctor and Gamble. Do you know what phosphates are, folks? Do you realize how much crud we’re adding to our groundwater every year from the products these corporations create? Although they try to label their products “natural”, there is nothing natural in them. They have seen the way the tide is turning, as consumers support the green movement and the businesses that subscribe to the smaller more natural business model. There can’t be any of that! It’s burting their bottom line!
    STOP this legislation. If you do not, I’ll be voting you out.

  • Laini Giles

    Stop this ridiculous legislation! You are not there to work for corporations! You are there to work for US, the people! That is why you are considered our “representatives.”
    If you vote for this, you will be putting thousands more Americans out of work, and making the rest of us buy crap from giants like Proctor and Gamble. Do you know what phosphates are, folks? Do you realize how much crud we’re adding to our groundwater every year from the products these corporations create? Although they try to label their products “natural”, there is nothing natural in them. They have seen the way the tide is turning, as consumers support the green movement and the businesses that subscribe to the smaller more natural business model. There can’t be any of that! It’s burting their bottom line!
    STOP this legislation. If you do not, I’ll be voting you out.

  • Sherry Henderson-Carley

    As a small business owner I oppose this bill. This bill, FDA Globilization Act of 2008, would distroy many small businesses, if not all, and only make the big guys bigger and stonger….this is not the principle the USA was built on…please stand against this ACT.

  • Sherry Henderson-Carley

    As a small business owner I oppose this bill. This bill, FDA Globilization Act of 2008, would distroy many small businesses, if not all, and only make the big guys bigger and stonger….this is not the principle the USA was built on…please stand against this ACT.

  • http://www.Pampered-Scents.com Valerie

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 really disturbs me. Not only would it put me out of business, because at this point I do a very small amount, but it would also mean that I would have to support huge corporations that may or may not have my needs in mind. Big business do not always listen to their customers, nor do they really care about what we are putting on our skin. I am very particular about this, and this is only one of the reasons I support the cottage industry. The cottage industry is really the backbone of our nation. Do you really want to only see big business controlling everything? Have you really thought about the consequences? The ripple effect? Please, Please reconsider. I’m proud of the fact that our cottage industries listen to people’s needs, and can honestly say “Made in America”.

  • http://www.Pampered-Scents.com Valerie

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 really disturbs me. Not only would it put me out of business, because at this point I do a very small amount, but it would also mean that I would have to support huge corporations that may or may not have my needs in mind. Big business do not always listen to their customers, nor do they really care about what we are putting on our skin. I am very particular about this, and this is only one of the reasons I support the cottage industry. The cottage industry is really the backbone of our nation. Do you really want to only see big business controlling everything? Have you really thought about the consequences? The ripple effect? Please, Please reconsider. I’m proud of the fact that our cottage industries listen to people’s needs, and can honestly say “Made in America”.

  • Karen Lloyd

    Stop this Act.
    If you don’t vote against it, I’ll vote against YOU.

  • Karen Lloyd

    Stop this Act.
    If you don’t vote against it, I’ll vote against YOU.

  • Liis Kelberg

    This act is unnecessarily strict. The small internet companies are very dependent on their client

  • Liis Kelberg

    This act is unnecessarily strict. The small internet companies are very dependent on their client

  • Louise

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Louise

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jill Lavallee

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jill Lavallee

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • M Mac Donald

    I appose this act.

  • M Mac Donald

    I appose this act.

  • http://www.pammyssignature.com Pam Fox

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Many of us small business owners try very hard to spend our hard earned money on quality, safe ingredients for our products, and if we have to pay all these extra fees, we won’t be able to stay in business! Don’t give our business to the big conglomerates who don’t care about anything but making more money!

  • http://www.pammyssignature.com Pam Fox

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Many of us small business owners try very hard to spend our hard earned money on quality, safe ingredients for our products, and if we have to pay all these extra fees, we won’t be able to stay in business! Don’t give our business to the big conglomerates who don’t care about anything but making more money!

  • http://www.washtubsoaps.com Suzanne

    I stongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I’ve worked so hard to build my small business, and such an act would put me out of business.

  • http://www.washtubsoaps.com Suzanne

    I stongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I’ve worked so hard to build my small business, and such an act would put me out of business.

  • cdm1213

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • cdm1213

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • S. G.

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • S. G.

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • R. Howell

    I strongly oppose this proposed act, which will put small companies out of business!

  • R. Howell

    I strongly oppose this proposed act, which will put small companies out of business!

  • Brenda

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We should be making it possible for small businesses to thrive, not trying to shut them down! The last I checked, this is America! Both the small business owner & the consumer should be able to have the freedom of choice & availablity of products to them. This legislation is an attempt by big business to gain control of our choices, to ensure that any competition is stomped out. I find it disturbing that many small businesses under this legislation would go out of business, especially taking into account the state of our nations economy. Makes no sense to me.
    I say NO to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Brenda

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. We should be making it possible for small businesses to thrive, not trying to shut them down! The last I checked, this is America! Both the small business owner & the consumer should be able to have the freedom of choice & availablity of products to them. This legislation is an attempt by big business to gain control of our choices, to ensure that any competition is stomped out. I find it disturbing that many small businesses under this legislation would go out of business, especially taking into account the state of our nations economy. Makes no sense to me.
    I say NO to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Julie Lin

    My name is Julie Lin and I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Julie Lin

    My name is Julie Lin and I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.alysamari.net Arleen Harkness

    I am opposed to the FDA globalization act. This act is spurred on by big business lobbyists because they see us small businesses as threats to their bottom line. This means that these same big businesses are a threat to Fair Trade and fair competition.

  • http://www.alysamari.net Arleen Harkness

    I am opposed to the FDA globalization act. This act is spurred on by big business lobbyists because they see us small businesses as threats to their bottom line. This means that these same big businesses are a threat to Fair Trade and fair competition.

  • Andrea Sakellaropoulos

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!! It is unfair to small business owners.

  • Andrea Sakellaropoulos

    Please Stop FDA Globalization Act of 2008!! It is unfair to small business owners.

  • Jacque

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jacque

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Pat Y

    I am oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Pat Y

    I am oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • saoriwu

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 . Many of my favorite mineral makeups are small companies, the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will force them closed.

  • saoriwu

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 . Many of my favorite mineral makeups are small companies, the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will force them closed.

  • Miriam

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • Miriam

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!

  • http://www.thepamperedpanda.com Peggy

    I strongly oppose this act.

  • Paula Rubin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Please do not put the small companies out of business!!!!

  • http://www.thepamperedpanda.com Peggy

    I strongly oppose this act.

  • Paula Rubin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008!
    Please do not put the small companies out of business!!!!

  • Jennifer Wardell

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jennifer Wardell

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Diane Cloud

    The FDA can’t even keep our food and drug supply safe. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am retired and live on a fixed income. My little soap and candle business would completely have to shut down.

  • Diane Cloud

    The FDA can’t even keep our food and drug supply safe. Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I am retired and live on a fixed income. My little soap and candle business would completely have to shut down.

  • Dionne Baldwin

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Dionne Baldwin

    I strongly oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jolie

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 Strongly! Don’t take away our options for quality made inexpensive cosmetics manufactured by smaller companies!

  • Jolie

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 Strongly! Don’t take away our options for quality made inexpensive cosmetics manufactured by smaller companies!

  • Karin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is so unfair and limits our choices to only bigger name companies.

  • Karin

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This is so unfair and limits our choices to only bigger name companies.

  • Jemay Roberts

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Jemay Roberts

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Phaidra Glover

    I oppose this FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please think about the small business owners and what you are doing to them. The government is going on and on about how important small businesses are to the economy and how they are the backbone of the economy, but it seems as if they are intent on taking all they can from them instead of helping them. This act is not fair to these small business owners. Think about them–their families, their livelihood. Think about them.

  • Phaidra Glover

    I oppose this FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Please think about the small business owners and what you are doing to them. The government is going on and on about how important small businesses are to the economy and how they are the backbone of the economy, but it seems as if they are intent on taking all they can from them instead of helping them. This act is not fair to these small business owners. Think about them–their families, their livelihood. Think about them.

  • http://www.saphoros.com Donna Standridge

    This act is not so much about protecting consumer interest as it is about protecting big business, who are notorious for having unsafe products. By passing this into law, you are literally destroying an entire vertebra in the backbone of this country, and leaving consumers UNPROTECTED and WITHOUT the basic freedom to choose and decide for themselves. You are not only slapping the face of American small business, you are slapping the face of the American people and saying they are too stupid to choose for themselves.
    There is enough government control in our lives every day, and these efforts are better spent in other areas of government that need it desperately. This act is completely transpararent to us “uneducated imbeciles” (as you apparently see us). We see what it will be used for. It is a thinly-velied attempt to force customers back to the big-box businesses who can afford to line political pockets.
    Even if it is well intentioned in some way, one big blanket covering everyone is not going to fix whatever problems you feel exist. It will only serve to weed out small business who are putting out far superior products. If you stop and look at statistics, I bet you will find much less complaint about products produced by Indie businesses combined than for just one big-box company. An old adage is appropriate here: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
    George Orwell was right… He just got the year wrong. Big Brother is here NOW.

  • http://www.saphoros.com Donna Standridge

    This act is not so much about protecting consumer interest as it is about protecting big business, who are notorious for having unsafe products. By passing this into law, you are literally destroying an entire vertebra in the backbone of this country, and leaving consumers UNPROTECTED and WITHOUT the basic freedom to choose and decide for themselves. You are not only slapping the face of American small business, you are slapping the face of the American people and saying they are too stupid to choose for themselves.
    There is enough government control in our lives every day, and these efforts are better spent in other areas of government that need it desperately. This act is completely transpararent to us “uneducated imbeciles” (as you apparently see us). We see what it will be used for. It is a thinly-velied attempt to force customers back to the big-box businesses who can afford to line political pockets.
    Even if it is well intentioned in some way, one big blanket covering everyone is not going to fix whatever problems you feel exist. It will only serve to weed out small business who are putting out far superior products. If you stop and look at statistics, I bet you will find much less complaint about products produced by Indie businesses combined than for just one big-box company. An old adage is appropriate here: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
    George Orwell was right… He just got the year wrong. Big Brother is here NOW.

  • Jenise

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act! What happen to Free Enterprise!!!!

  • Jenise

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act! What happen to Free Enterprise!!!!

  • Sandy Maldonado

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Sandy Maldonado

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://spottedcowsoaps.etsy.com Linda Wheelock

    I fear the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will do more harm than good. Paying fees will put many small business owners out of business, including myself. I started making my own products because what was available on the shelves in stores created a lot of skin problems for me. I like supporting local economy and small business, and I like to have free choice. Imposing an act such as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would restrict the ability of free choice. Large companies are the only ones that have a chance of surviving should this act be imposed. I wonder how many of those large companies once started out small and how they would have felt with impending legislation destined to shut them down before they had a chance to prove themselves.

  • http://spottedcowsoaps.etsy.com Linda Wheelock

    I fear the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 will do more harm than good. Paying fees will put many small business owners out of business, including myself. I started making my own products because what was available on the shelves in stores created a lot of skin problems for me. I like supporting local economy and small business, and I like to have free choice. Imposing an act such as the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would restrict the ability of free choice. Large companies are the only ones that have a chance of surviving should this act be imposed. I wonder how many of those large companies once started out small and how they would have felt with impending legislation destined to shut them down before they had a chance to prove themselves.

  • Linda Gallagher

    Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008. Many excellent, science-based products are currently being produced according to the highest standards by small-business owners in the USA. Many of these products utilize organic, natural and fair trade ingredients. The fees required under this proposed legislation would effectively put these small businesses out of business forever, leaving only large corporations as the only source for skin care and cosmetics in this country. Please don’t let this happen! At the very heart of our country we are strong, independent and resourceful. We have individual integrity and ingenuity. Small business is vital to the American economy and to the American family. We have always had small farms, beautiful handcrafts, artisan wines and cheeses. Please preserve this amazing American tradition of excellence.

  • Linda Gallagher

    Please stop the FDA Globilization Act of 2008. Many excellent, science-based products are currently being produced according to the highest standards by small-business owners in the USA. Many of these products utilize organic, natural and fair trade ingredients. The fees required under this proposed legislation would effectively put these small businesses out of business forever, leaving only large corporations as the only source for skin care and cosmetics in this country. Please don’t let this happen! At the very heart of our country we are strong, independent and resourceful. We have individual integrity and ingenuity. Small business is vital to the American economy and to the American family. We have always had small farms, beautiful handcrafts, artisan wines and cheeses. Please preserve this amazing American tradition of excellence.

  • http://www.barefacedminerals.com Rhonda B. King

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    I am against the imposed fees to small businesses. While the safety and quality of products offered to our clients is of top priority, forcing fees and regulations upon my business will not insure a safer product to my clients. Business integrity and honesty, and product safety cannot be measured by the amount of fees a business can afford to pay out. Additional fees and regulations is not the answer. Consumers have a right to choose, and passing this act will take that away and force small businesses to become non-existent.
    Thank you, Donna Marie, for speaking on our behalf in this matter.

  • http://www.barefacedminerals.com Rhonda B. King

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
    I am against the imposed fees to small businesses. While the safety and quality of products offered to our clients is of top priority, forcing fees and regulations upon my business will not insure a safer product to my clients. Business integrity and honesty, and product safety cannot be measured by the amount of fees a business can afford to pay out. Additional fees and regulations is not the answer. Consumers have a right to choose, and passing this act will take that away and force small businesses to become non-existent.
    Thank you, Donna Marie, for speaking on our behalf in this matter.

  • http://www.donnadeesdesigns.com Donna Dee

    If this Act takes effect I might as well start packing now. We are just clearing the fence as it is. The economy has been very tough on us, even as we stomp the pavement offering our products.
    Donna Dee

  • http://www.donnadeesdesigns.com Donna Dee

    If this Act takes effect I might as well start packing now. We are just clearing the fence as it is. The economy has been very tough on us, even as we stomp the pavement offering our products.
    Donna Dee

  • Cynthia Baecker

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I’m a small business/craft owner. I will not be able to pay the $2000 fee.

  • Cynthia Baecker

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I’m a small business/craft owner. I will not be able to pay the $2000 fee.

  • Dana

    I strongly oppose The FDA Globalization act of 2008. I purchase most of my cosmetics and skincare from small businesses and I know they care more about my safety than any of the huge companies. This would be completely unfair to these companies and force many of them out of business and gravely affect the consumers of these products who would then be forced to buy a less safe big market product.

  • Dana

    I strongly oppose The FDA Globalization act of 2008. I purchase most of my cosmetics and skincare from small businesses and I know they care more about my safety than any of the huge companies. This would be completely unfair to these companies and force many of them out of business and gravely affect the consumers of these products who would then be forced to buy a less safe big market product.

  • http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com Debbie May

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 creates an unlevel playing field for small businesses and start up companies. It will hinder competition. It will close the American Dream for many entrepreneurs.
    I oppose this act and hope others that feel the same way will sign the petition. You do not need a long lengthy post. Just that you oppose it.
    Please join us!
    Debbie May
    Wholesale Supplies Plus.com
    http://www.WholesaleSuppliesPlus.com

  • http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com Debbie May

    The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 creates an unlevel playing field for small businesses and start up companies. It will hinder competition. It will close the American Dream for many entrepreneurs.
    I oppose this act and hope others that feel the same way will sign the petition. You do not need a long lengthy post. Just that you oppose it.
    Please join us!
    Debbie May
    Wholesale Supplies Plus.com
    http://www.WholesaleSuppliesPlus.com

  • Laurie Gauthier-Jones

    I strongly appose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Most small home run businesses pay far more attention to what is healthy and good than our government does.

  • Laurie Gauthier-Jones

    I strongly appose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! Most small home run businesses pay far more attention to what is healthy and good than our government does.

  • http://HoneyGroveBotanicals.com Barbara Drobnick

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will squelch small businesses like mine and deter fledgling entrepreneurs from ever hoping to make a difference. – Barbara Drobnick

  • http://HoneyGroveBotanicals.com Barbara Drobnick

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. It will squelch small businesses like mine and deter fledgling entrepreneurs from ever hoping to make a difference. – Barbara Drobnick

  • Skip Mascaro

    Please stop the madness. The big business companies have greatly benefited by new regulations passed during this currant administration. Why do the small business owners and backbone of this country continue to suffer? Come on Congress People stand up and do the right thing.

  • Skip Mascaro

    Please stop the madness. The big business companies have greatly benefited by new regulations passed during this currant administration. Why do the small business owners and backbone of this country continue to suffer? Come on Congress People stand up and do the right thing.

  • Donna

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act as it relates to cosmetics. The fees proposed are unrealistic and will only serve to oppress, if not destroy, the cottage bath & beauty industry and leave consumers will less choices. Big cosmetics companies can afford the fees but it will not make their products any better or safer for the public!

  • Donna

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act as it relates to cosmetics. The fees proposed are unrealistic and will only serve to oppress, if not destroy, the cottage bath & beauty industry and leave consumers will less choices. Big cosmetics companies can afford the fees but it will not make their products any better or safer for the public!

  • http://www.harvestmoonsoapworks.com Patrick Showalter

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It is unfair to small bussiness.

  • http://www.harvestmoonsoapworks.com Patrick Showalter

    Please stop the FDA Globalization Act of 2008! It is unfair to small bussiness.

  • Danielle Ferreira

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Danielle Ferreira

    I oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • http://www.baach.com Amy Baach

    I appose the FDA Globalization Act. Why are you trying to harm the “little guy” with all these add ons?

  • http://www.baach.com Amy Baach

    I appose the FDA Globalization Act. Why are you trying to harm the “little guy” with all these add ons?

  • http://www.scentralstn.com Joan Barlow

    I am 100,000% opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I have worked hard for my small business and this law would make me completely restructure it as I could not afford the $2,000. This Act would destroy so many small businesses and increase this horrible economy.

  • http://www.scentralstn.com Joan Barlow

    I am 100,000% opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. I have worked hard for my small business and this law would make me completely restructure it as I could not afford the $2,000. This Act would destroy so many small businesses and increase this horrible economy.

  • http://www.gwendolyns-gate.com Wendy

    Donna Maria, Thank You for this post. I must apologize on how long it took for me to comment. Usually, I am pretty quick. But, I wanted to make sure that I understood exactly what was happening. I went to the fda web site and read the info and WOW! The fee’s alone not including as you stated the paperwork is outrageous. I am with you on this as we all are. Thank You for always keeping us updated on information regarding our well being – personal and professional!

  • http://www.gwendolyns-gate.com Wendy

    Donna Maria, Thank You for this post. I must apologize on how long it took for me to comment. Usually, I am pretty quick. But, I wanted to make sure that I understood exactly what was happening. I went to the fda web site and read the info and WOW! The fee’s alone not including as you stated the paperwork is outrageous. I am with you on this as we all are. Thank You for always keeping us updated on information regarding our well being – personal and professional!

  • Alexis Brooks

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Alexis Brooks

    I also oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

  • Karrie Welch

    I too oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This country will cease to thrive if we remove, or make impossible, the reality of nationwide free enterprise. With more & more tax incentives & tax shelters for large corporations, the small business owner becomes the lifeblood of the economy. Overburdening smaller companies will drive any out of business & discourage others from even trying. Please allow us to remain a country of opportunities, where everyone can succeed with hard work and enterprise.

  • Karrie Welch

    I too oppose the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. This country will cease to thrive if we remove, or make impossible, the reality of nationwide free enterprise. With more & more tax incentives & tax shelters for large corporations, the small business owner becomes the lifeblood of the economy. Overburdening smaller companies will drive any out of business & discourage others from even trying. Please allow us to remain a country of opportunities, where everyone can succeed with hard work and enterprise.

  • http://www.mummumscrafts.com Lucille Medina

    I am strongly against this act. With the economy down as it is we really need small businesses to stay open. This act would put me and thousands of others out of business.

  • http://www.mummumscrafts.com Lucille Medina

    I am strongly against this act. With the economy down as it is we really need small businesses to stay open. This act would put me and thousands of others out of business.

  • Cara Olinski

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act. The “one size fits all” regulatory fees would place an unfair burden on small businesses and remove the “American dream” from within reach of many small businesses and entrepreneurs across the US.
    Cara Olinski
    The Soap Jar

  • Cara Olinski

    I am opposed to the FDA Globalization Act. The “one size fits all” regulatory fees would place an unfair burden on small businesses and remove the “American dream” from within reach of many small businesses and entrepreneurs across the US.
    Cara Olinski
    The Soap Jar

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