Wednesday, January 7, 2009

For the Children?

Fear can lead the Government to pass horrid laws without thinking of the effects.

Which I suppose is better than the idea of those in government wanting to destroy the secondhand children's clothing market.

Pheistyblog has the story.

That’s right.  As of February 10, 2009, you will no longer be able to sell or buy children’s used clothing under the CPSIA.  Not at the Goodwill, not at a consignment shop, not on eBay.  Not even at a yard sale.  If you do, you face a $100,000 fine and 5 years of imprisonment.  That is, unless the seller can find a government-approved way to test the garments that won’t force them out of business.

You think I’m joking?

Here’s an LA Times article on the matter.


And to those of you who thought that seatbelt and smoking ban legislation was a great idea, you’re getting what you asked for. You want government to take care of you, this is what you get. I’ve been preaching about the ’slippery slope’ for years, and people keep saying, “Oh, Joey. That’ll never happen. You’re exaggerating.”

Well? Did you ever think used children’s clothing would be banned from commerce?

One wonders what the next president and congress will do to "solve" the economy.
Or maybe they don't see it as a crisis but an opprotunity.

Ed Morrissey notes that this will hurt small buisness and the poor the most. Well, I'm sure they can get more bailouts and government aide.

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