The CPSC has continually ignored and otherwise shrugged off direction from the White House regarding good regulatory policy. The questions I have: Are we standing so far from the flagpole that we cannot hear the bugle? Or are we just marching to a different drummer? Either way, IF the White House were really serious about regulatory reform, then the CPSC’s continual disregard of Presidential executive orders should be of concern. That is a big IF—could it be that they are not serious?
Today, I wrote an op-ed about the CPSC’s repeated failures to take seriously the President’s regulatory reform directives. As a result we are shirking our responsibility to write rules that minimize the burden on the economy and marketplace and, consequently, consumers pay the price. You can read the piece online at the Washington Times.