Mike, I agree with you completely. We have learned the hard way that there needs to be government regulation in order to reign in the greed of many of the big bucks business higher executives at the expense of the workers who produce the products or provide the services, and the consumers who pay for the products and services and now the taxpayers and our descendents. But the provisions of this law go way too far. While safety of children is and should be a primary concern, private individuals building and finishing toys, cabinets, etc. should not be criminalized.
I have long been involved in issues subject to government regulation and have long thought that the efficacy of the regulations should be subject to the same requirements as the things they regulate. Some things, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium contamination, melamine in food, etc. are generally recognized as dangerous and so should be regulated and treated as "Generally Recognized As Hazardous" or "Generally Recognized As Dangeorus" (GRAH or GRAD to parallel GRAS?)
I Hope to Be the Person My Poodles Believe I Am The RouterForums member formerly known as mftha or th-alton
"Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
-attributed to Chief Seattle of the Native American Suquamish Tribe
- Wood working, especially router work is too much fun to let "disabilities" get in the way.
- see MEBCWD's signature line; be certain brain is properly powered up and engaged
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