Legislative Schizophrenia

Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli had an op-ed in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Monday discussing a particularly lethal form of legislative schizophrenia.

Says Deneen:

Congress can’t seem to make up its mind: Does it support safer vehicles or oppose them?At the very time that Congress is considering a Bush administration request to equip our troops in Iraq with vehicles that are more resistant to roadside bombs, its leadership is fighting for a proposal that would have the opposite effect on roads here at home: a measure sought by environmentalists that would force automakers to make vehicles sold domestically much lighter and, thus, more vulnerable in collisions.

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