Saturday, January 17, 2009

Is this how the American Dream dies?

I am too disgusted to talk about this (again--I did once on my other blog) so I will instead direct you to:

1) An idiot's ramblings. It's not too surprising the CPSC's spokesperson can barely string two words together.

2) The rebuttal rant that made me, for one, feel much better (watch the video),

and finally,

3) The best-researched article I have seen on this subject. I found it linked on Mama's Magic, the blog of a mom whose business may go under if these lawmakers don't get their heads out of their butts soon.

If you only go to one, make it #3. You need to know what's coming.

I am so angry that in the United States of America, I am being told that my best judgment as a mother is not enough to keep my child safe and healthy, so from now on the CPSC is going to pick out which toys she can play with for me. And the clothes she can wear and the books she can read and, well, just about everything she touches (or in some cases, doesn't touch). And almost all of it will be from China, because who else can afford thousands of dollars of testing per item? And sending most of our consumer dollars overseas, I have to say, is going to be great for the economy!

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. I can't wait to see how this one's going to play out.