The Disastrous Effect of "Safety" Regs on Small Toy Makers (& what this means for Small Farms) | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


The Disastrous Effect of "Safety" Regs on Small Toy Makers (& what this means for Small Farms)

Congress is at it again, with a new draft food safety bill expected to go to legislative hearing June 3rd. While the details have yet to be worked out, it's looking very similar to HR 759 and HR 875, which suffered from the usual one-size fits all approach coupled with overly broad language.

Why is this a big deal? Find out:

This is an important (yet horrifying) example of ill-conceived, reactionary legislation harming small business. What I found particularly fascinating about this story is that the subjects started out trusting the government to do what was right, and ended up realizing their blind faith in Congress could cost them their livelihoods.

This is an excellent real-world story to share with your friends -- it's a great conversation starter, with a strong freedom lesson.

MUST READ:
Katherine Mangu-Ward's Article in Reason Magazine

Overview of Draft Food Safety Enhancement Act:

http://thepacker.com/Infographic--Food-safety-enhancement-act/Article....

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Legislation/Bill-bids-to-strengthen-d...

http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090526/fsea_summary.pdf

Read the Draft:

http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090526/fsea_draft.pdf

Take Action:

Contact your representatives AND local newspaper: http://www.usalone.net/cgi-bin/oen.cgi?qnum=7499

Another easy way to contact your representatives: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

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“I’ve been supportive of some of these [Consumer Safety] groups. I actually blogged about this safety issue in 2007, thinking we were just focusing on problem products. I didn’t realize how massive the law would be and how many products it would cover.” - Cecilia Leibovitz, Craftsbury Kids

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