Reg Reform, No; Business as Usual, Yes

In my blog, I have repeatedly discussed both the need for this agency to do cost-benefit analysis as a part of our regulatory activities and the fact that this critical aspect of rulemaking is being regularly ignored by my colleagues.  Well, it’s happened again. 

During a review of our mid-year budget adjustments, I offered an amendment to do a cost benefit analysis of the testing and certification rule now under development.  Three of my colleagues rejected this amendment without even an explanation. It is inconceivable to me why a majority of the commissioners at this agency believe that it is acceptable to issue far-reaching regulations without knowing the economic impact of those regulations.  I know that I have said this before and I don’t want to sound like a broken record.  Nevertheless, it is important that the public understand that this kind of poor governance is occurring.  Here is my official statement  discussing my concerns.

1 Response to “Reg Reform, No; Business as Usual, Yes”

  1. 1 RHertzler June 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for continuing to open your mouth as the voice of reason at the CPSC even though reason is rejected. The battle is certainly lost if we lose the will and energy to promote what is right and just in government.

    It’s easy to rule for the sake of ruling, but it takes courage, creativity, and fortitude to stand for reason and justice.


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