I have spent seven months trying to communicate the lessons contained in the unintended consequences of Congress’s ill considered “Consumer Products Safety Improvements Act of 2008.”
Not only has this rushed and poorly designed law devastated small and large businesses alike across the U.S., it has actually increased dangers to children in demonstrable ways, and yet the regulatory agency charged with administering the act just shrugs its collective shoulders.
Now there’s a clearing house for CPSIA stories, CPSIA Central, and any MSMer with a slow day should look there for a hundred leads on the story category: How the government screws up everything. Of course Walter Olson’s Overlawyered continues its excellent coverage of CPSIA.
CPSIA’s ill-conceived legislative design and execution was child’s play compared to the ambitions embedded in radical restructuring of health care sought by Obama/Pelosi/Reid. Every category of error contained in CPSIA, and every kind of devastating side-effect from poorly thought-out and rushed statutory draftsmanship, will surface in any health care overhaul, x 1000.
If you want to glimpse the aftermath of Obamacare, study the wreckage that CPSIA has brought about.