In response to my last blogpost, a little bird contacted me with some thoughts about the public database that consumer advocates and their leftist political allies are cramming down our throats. Apparently, there's a big gulf between what the Commissioners are saying publicly and what they are saying privately. Take it for what it's worth.
While you might not agree with the POV purportedly adopted by the Dems below, it certainly portrays them as rational. I think that's right - they know what they're doing and are doing it by choice, rather than by coercion. The fact that their actions will be harmful to the regulated community is not lost on them, but we're just not their priority. THAT'S the real problem here.
Here's a few tweets for you:
a. While the Dems "support" the database, they are privately acknowledging that it is a colossal waste of time and staff resources. They do NOT believe the database will be full of useful information to anyone. Why should you believe this? According to a reliable little bird on my window sill, the CPSC has not hired even ONE person to process all the information that will be posted in the database. The reason - the leaders don't care if the data is correct or not. The phrase "post it and forget it" is their agenda.
Did you catch that? POST IT AND FORGET IT.
I believe I recall Rachel Weintraub touting the credibility and accuracy of this data. Hmmm. My so-and-so detector is going off . . . .
b. The driving plan of the Dems is to spend as little as possible on the database. They consider it a diversion of their scarce staff resources. They believe the database will do nothing - or almost nothing - to improve safety so why put money into it?
But they will vote for it - that's the price of their political patrons - and I guess the impact of this useless database on your business and your willingness to engage in business activities is none of their concern. So they'll implement it and fill it with garbage. Who cares . . . .
c. The speeches touting the database are intended to please the consumer groups and the political patrons of the Dems running the shop.
d. There is a recognition that allowing the database to swallow up resources at the agency will interfere with the real work of the agency. The Dems actually want to keep people safe so they are going to spend the bare minimum on the database.
The agency doing the bare minimum on the database should be the most frightening thing you have ever read about the database. And it's true.
You're not meant to know any of this. This freedom of speech thing is a real pain in the neck for our overlords.
It's time to get REALLY scared about the database.