US Product Safety Regulator Sneers at 'Fabricated Outrage' Over Regulations

, The National Law Journal


"While we hear a lot of fabricated outrage about the impact of regulations, there is far less genuine discussion about the real costs of a failure to act," Elliot Kaye, a U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner, said recently in voting with the majority to advance new regulations for table saws. Democrats still hold a majority at the product-safety commission, posing one block on the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda.

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  • Bob Villa

    The outrage over our over-regulated nanny state and its legions of soft-palmed regulators who’ve never run anything but their mouths is very real, Commissioner Kaye. Don‘t kid yourself. Too many regulations cost real businesses real money and resulted in the embarrassingly anemic GDP growth that was the hallmark of the Obammunist administration. If one hasn’t the dexterity, concentration and sense to keep one’s fingers out from under a table saw blade, one has absolutely no business trying to operate such a tool and should instead hire a real man (or woman) who knows what he’s doing for the job.

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