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“When consumers know things, they tend to make informed choices, and that could affect corporate profits. I’m sorry, but your right to know is always going to be outweighed by their right to hide it from you.” – Bill Maher

In the U.S.-of-You-Don’t-Want-to-Know, corporations rule.

Raunchy language aside, Bill Maher gets it right on your right to know—and how the latest news on COOL (Country of Origin) labeling is just one more attack on consumers. Watch Video:

Real Time’s Bill Maher thinks he’s found the perfect slogan for the Republican party. Maher laid into Republicans for their recent vote in the House, which would remove country-of-origin labels on beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S. during his New Rules segment this Friday.Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 1.27.50 PM

MAHER: How do you write that law in a way that explains it’s good for people? What do you name it? The Freedom From Information Act? The Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Head About It Act? I think I’ve found the perfect slogan for the Republican party, combining their two great goals, erasing meat labels and repealing the estate tax, and that slogan is Eat Shit And Die.

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Next time you hear Republicans say they want to “protect” you from burdensome regulations, this is what they mean. But this isn’t really deregulation. This is reverse regulation. Regulations are supposed to protect people from corporations, not corporations from people. More on COOL

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