Unintended consequences

Did you know that the Good Intentions people are about to put most US mom-and-pop children’s toys and clothing businesses out of business? I didn’t either. New laws are set to go into effect that will make the cost of doing business untenable for small home-made crafters. While trying to make China come into line, the unintended consequence is that the US crafters will also have to meet the same expensive testing standards, standards most were meeting to begin with because of personal ethics. Hello! Here’s one story with more info, there are more stories out there. It’s time to write your congressman!

The ironic thing is that the law will end competition, because only the overseas big boys will be able to afford to sell toys! Makes you wonder which lobbyists really pushed this one through.

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