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July 25, 2008

Just One More Bad Act By Republicans

-- by Dave Johnson

Just one more of so, so many...

U.S. Rushes to Change Workplace Toxin Rules,

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 agency did not disclose the proposal, as required, in public notices of regulatory plans that it filed in December and May.

Republicans making it harder for workers to protect themselves from exposure to toxins. They get paid a bundle of cash to help kill people. What a job. With the added bonus of doing it in ways that make it harder for legitimate government to fix it so people can again be protected.

And then, when they leave the government, they will be hired by the very companies that make a bundle from poisoning workers, and paid then for what they are doing now. A flat-out bribe that comes a year later.

You try to explain to people what is happening, and they think YOU are extreme. It does sound so extreme to say that people would do this. Yet there they are -- doing it.

Posted by Dave Johnson at July 25, 2008 9:17 AM

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What if the House Judiciary Committee held hearings about Bush's Imperial Presidency and NONE of the so-called progressive blogs even mentioned it?

Is every one still high from the Netroots Nation parties to notice, or even care?

I watched the whole thing and it was incredible! Why has no one said one word about this?

Posted by: Comrade Rutherford at July 26, 2008 6:47 AM

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