776 days have passed since ANY Democrat in Congress did ANYTHING to help us on the CPSIA. There are only 34 days left until Election Day.
The Cato Institute published its study of the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act yesterday entitled: "'Consumer Safety' Bill Could Boomerang Against U.S. Manufacturers". I have written about this latest self-destructive attack by Congress on our economy many times in the past.
[I am beginning to think of this Congress as some form of national auto-immune disease. Is there a pill we can take to get rid of it? If only . . . . The "pill" is called voting on November 2nd.]
Here's the conservative think tank's take on this legislation in a nutshell:
"Americans damaged by faulty products, whether made abroad or domestically, should be able to seek compensation through the courts. But the approach advocated by supporters of the FMLAA would not solve the problem. It would create a false hope of collection for damages while bypassing existing procedures that have proven to work in most cases. The approach would potentially violate constitutional protections available to citizens and non-citizens alike as well as existing commercial agreements with other nations. It could potentially disrupt global manufacturing supply chains, putting American production and employment in jeopardy."
Now that's a good reason to vote sponsor Betty Sutton (D-OH) back into office, isn't it?
But then there's the inflamed EU, Canada, WTO, importers, blah blah blah. Who cares? Not this Congress. I am told now that the FMLAA will not be addressed before the Election, but watch out for the lame duck session.
Nice of Congress to keep us on our toes with threatening legislation pending all the time. Really nice. I wonder if there's time to send out another solicitation for funds for the Republicans tonight . . . .