Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another Bush political game

As if we haven’t already seen enough arrogant stupidity from the Bush-Cheney regime, the Washington Post is reporting that:

Political appointees at the Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through in the final months of the Bush administration a rule making it tougher to regulate workers' on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins.

The article reports that the Bush-Cheney regime has tried to keep the move secret by not disclosing the proposal, as required. As a result, no one yet knows what the exact wording is, but sources told the Post, which saw an earlier draft, the plan will make it harder to classify any chemical as potentially toxic to workers, and will add another layer of appeal that businesses can make if they don’t like a chemical’s classification.

Put another way, the Bush-Cheney regime is rewarding businesses and making life potentially far more dangerous for workers.

The Bush-Cheney regime has been working on this for quite awhile, but decided to rush it through so it will take effect before Bush is out of office. However, this sort of political meddling is nothing new. In addition to workplace safety, the regime has used political considerations as a primary (and sometimes only) consideration in most areas of regulatory policy.

There are now only 180 days until this madness ends—unless John McSame wins the November election, of course.


d said...

So , who can stop this? :-/

Arthur Schenck said...

Well, the thing is, the Bush-Cheney regime thinks it can do all this stuff and tie the hands of their successor, but it ain't necessarily so. Mind you, if John McSame wins the election he'll continue the Bush-Cheney policies, anyway.