Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Deregulation as Murder

Today is Wednesday, 3 February 2010.

From Monday’s The New York Times:

“Toyota’s safety problems may prove to be a hard lesson for the N.H.T.S.A. [National Highway Transportation Safety Administration], as well. Six separate investigations were conducted by the agency into consumer complaints of unintended acceleration, and none of them found defects in Toyotas other than unsecured floor mats.”

“In at least three cases, the agency denied petitions for further investigative action because it did not see a pattern of defects and because of a “need to allocate and prioritize N.H.T.S.A.’s limited resources” elsewhere, according to agency documents.”


Yet another example of lax regulation, as advocated and practiced by the Republican Party. Only, this instance of allowing foxes to guard henhouses resulted in needless deaths.


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