Virginia Foxx: Give US your genetic info — or else!

Yet another North Carolina Republican is running at break-neck speed into the stifling, suffocating embrace of the federal leviathan:

[…] A bill in Congress could make it harder for workers to keep employers from getting access to their personal medical and genetic information and raise the financial penalties for those who opt out of workplace wellness programs.

House Republicans are proposing legislation aimed at making it easier for companies to gather genetic data from workers and their families, including their children, when they collect it as part of a voluntary wellness program.

The bill, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx, a Republican from North Carolina and the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, would also significantly increase the financial costs faced by someone who does not join a company wellness program.

Wait. So she wants to penalize you for refusing to join a “voluntary program”?

The bill, which is under review by other House committees and has yet to be considered by the Senate, has already provoked fierce opposition from a wide range of consumer, health and privacy advocacy groups, as well as by House Democrats. Critics claim it undermines existing laws aimed at protecting an individual’s personal medical information from use by employer and others.[…]

This is ghoulish.  Macabre.  Right out of The Matrix.  But there she is, the Fifth District’s very own F-rated “conservative” grandma aiding and abetting some serious intrusion into your personal business.

6 comments for “Virginia Foxx: Give US your genetic info — or else!

  1. john steed
    March 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Virginia Foxx is a classic example of why we need term limits. She started off as a conservative, but gradually went native inside the Washington beltway, moving left and becoming a statist. She needs to retire or be retired in a primary.

  2. Just Sayin'
    March 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Sounds like the 5th district needs to send granny home so she can sit in her rocking chair. She’s clearly off her rocker on this one.

    • Toxhandler
      March 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Yeah, well, folks in Banner Elk aren’t that bright or they’d have picked a real conservative like Pattie Currin to represent them.

  3. Darlene
    March 16, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    She was one of my favorite members of Congress but became a turncoat when Boehner was in charge. At that time she deserted her constituents . She has been on the downward path for several years. Now, she is virtually useless. She needs to be primaried out next year as well as many of the NC reps. I am a strong advocate for term limits.

  4. Boggle
    March 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Term limits is but one of the key issues that can only feasibly be resolved via an Article V, Convention of States. Go to … Let’s get serious breaking the death grip on power that ALL pols beyond six years in the Swamp finally succumb. The are recognizable by their Night of the Walking Dead demeanors after the six year mark.

  5. Chicken Sh*t
    March 23, 2017 at 2:19 am

    This has got to be one of the most Orwellian legislative proposals I have ever witnessed; that it is being proposed by someone who claims to be a Republican is beyond comprehension!

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