Friday, June 22, 2012

The Assault on American Competitiveness

I have written and blogged about the extent to which excessive rulemaking at the CPSC has led to job-killing overregulation to US business.  Unfortunately this Commission’s partisan rulemaking has destroyed businesses, undermined job growth, reduced the choice American consumers have in the market, raised prices and made some products less durable.  

In 2011, both Congress and the President called for cost-benefit analyses and reduction in burdensome rulemaking, yet the CPSC majority finalized some of our most costly rules ever. In that regard, I would like to share with you a recent editorial I wrote for The Ripon Forum entitled "The Assault on American Competitiveness." This article focuses on the “rush to regulate” as the term of one of the Democrat Commissioners and, thus the Democrat majority, came to an end.  

I urge you to read the article to gain some insight into the challenges we face here at the Commission and the impact these regulations are having on American manufacturers.  If you wish to respond, you may contact me either on my blog or by emailing me at

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