Through the practice of hiring industry personel to over see the industry, the regulatory sytsem in this country has become captive to the corporations that are to be regulated. Because of the massive amounts of money given to the politicians of both parties, corporations are able to buy the votes they need to have their favored representatives get appointed as the directors or heads of the regulatory agencies such as the FDA. After that it is a simple task to hire the people that are going to do their industry’s wishes rather than regulating the industry in the people’s best interest. Currently there are about 5 lobbyists for every Congressperson and Senator. This has to stop!