Reporting from the battle front….

17 Mar Reporting from the battle front….

Hello World…it has been a while.

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There is only one of me and quite a bit has been going on.  I plan on posting much more frequently moving forward. Content, content, content….that is all I hear.

So the FTC sued my company, LabMD, last August, 2013 and rammed us right out of the game with their revenge mission for me standing up to them. What has happened since?

Cause of Action, a DC based government oversight law firm took over my case. Why? Because the government will keep smacking all of us around the room until they are stopped. Nobody is stopping them. Not Congress, not the media, not Obama and not the courts.

Why? Because the public doesn’t yet understand how bad things are so they make no demands. I am trying to tell my story to help America and the world understand why this is so terrible. Cause of Action is helping me survive the FTC’s “innocent doesn’t matter” meat grinder.

My book, The Devil Inside the Beltway, came out in late September, 2013. With the book’s release came the simultaneous decline of my father’s health, who had been battling prostate cancer for 14 years. He passed away October 11, 2013. This put life in perspective and brought home what really matters. The book promotion went on hold.

I learned the joy of having publicists and who my friends really were. Nevertheless, the reviews come in very strong. I had no time to shake the media tree.

The FTC started carpet bombing my company with about 40 subpoenas to doctors, employees that had left 6 years prior, former IT contractors, etc. The FTC fury was on full display as they ripped the company to shreds searching for validation for their outrageous acts and corrupt behavior. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill slammed LabMD in Brussels. She removed herself from the case on Christmas Eve day when nobody was looking. This is how the spineless act, trying to get away with dirt and burying their behavior when nobody is looking.

Brill and Company, the FTC, destroyed LabMD’s operations with their draining diversions. We accepted our last specimens in January, 2014. They haven’t won. Trust me, the world will shudder at their road kill.

Closing a cancer detection center is a shocking, long and painful process. Laying off employees, saying goodbye to physician practices after working with them for over twenty years has been painful. And for what? For the FTC’s need to save the world in areas where they don’t know what they are doing. They are fools as they try to expand their powers to regulate as far and as wide as they can reach. Their mission statement sounds so sweet to the ignorant ear, but, as I show in my book, not only does this treachery waste our dollars, it leaves us less safe.

We are fighting the FTC’s claims of jurisdiction to run their torture chamber on many fronts:
1)      They argue they don’t need to announce standards or rules
2)      They are allowed to regulate Medicine over and above HHS
3)      They are allowed to investigate anyone for any reason where a judge finds it “plausible” that something “may” be amiss.

In the real world this should matter to you as this means the FTC can go where they want, when they want, and how they want. Congress has created the beast and getting to a judge is a very long and expensive battle. Until a judge says “no” or Congress says “no” the FTC will be an organization of zealots that live in their own house of mirrors.

My goal is to get through the meat grinder and SHOW YOU, CONGRESS and the MEDIA “THE MEAT GRINDER”.

The FTC’s goal is to stop me from letting you know, discredit LabMD, and prevent me from getting out of their Administrative court process.

I will blog about current and relevant events to build a transparent platform for the world to judge. Loyalty is a gentle charade in Washington. So is transparency. Watch them try to pound me down, stop exposing their hypocrisy and playbook. It won’t work.

Do you know what the FTC does?
Do you care?
Do you understand how government agencies in America use and abuse their power?

With Obamacare and Privacy such huge issues that enter the lives of all Americans, I hope many will at least watch, if not join, my journey.

Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.