17 Jul 2009 Outrage of the Day: Congress Kills Jobs; Doesn’t Care
Neither the left nor the right has reason to oppose reform of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, foolish legislation adopted last year with little thought to its ramifications, but Congress won’t reform it, and Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continues to refuse to even hold hearings.
CPSIA reform wouldn’t end the recession, but it would end some job losses at no greater cost than the passage of the bill. As Congress is going to pay itself anyway, why not?
Carter Wood of the Shopfloor.org blog more details in “CPSIA Update: Jobs Being Destroyed, Congress Looks Away,” or visit my Outrage of the Day for March 16, “Waxman Drags Feet on Needed CPSIA Reform.”