Sunday, September 19, 2010

CPSIA - Republican Strategy MAY Benefit CPSIA Sufferers

766 days have passed since ANY Democrat in Congress did ANYTHING to help us on the CPSIA. There are only 44 days left until Election Day.

The strategy of the resurgent Republicans to deal with over-regulation under Obama is becoming clearer. The Wall Street Journal today broke a story about "de-funding", a strategy employed by Republicans in the 1994 Congress to address bad regulations and bad legislation after the Congress "flipped" at the Midterm elections.

This appropriations maneuver can take away the funds to enforce legislation or even regulations at the agency level. Thus, the Dems' entire effort to build a durable business death machine at the CPSC can be subverted. By making it illegal for the agency to spend one red cent to enforce the rules, all de-funded legislation and every regulation is essentially rendered moot.

This is a hopeful sign - and another reason for you to RALLY support for Republicans this Fall. Reach out and make your needs KNOWN. Work for these candidates, give money and do what it takes to help them WIN. Believe me, based on my work over the past three years, there is not one living Democrat prepared to help us in any way - the Republicans are our only chance. If a Democrat wishes to prove me wrong, I will gladly publicize their activities. I am not holding my breath.

If we are lucky and our well-documented problems are not forgotten post-election, we can still be saved.


halojones-fan said...

Defunding is actually a popular tactic to fuck up legislation you don't like. California has a "deport all illegal immigrants" law just like Arizona, and we've had it for a long time, but it got defunded about thirty seconds after it was passed so it's impossible to enforce.

Esther said...

I suggested this very thing to my Republican rep who is on the House Appropriations committee. He said he felt obligated to fund laws that are passed. Some Republicans still don't get it. I hope enough of the do.