First the NC GOP gets rid of the bulk of what they call those "burdensome regulations" -- you know, the ones that protect people and the environment from harm. Because there's money to be made, dammit!
Of course the next logical step is to ensure that corporations do not bear responsibility for their actions.
Three years ago state legislators considered a bill that would have given unprecedented immunity from liability in lawsuits to the manufacturers of any product approved by a federal regulator. At the time, John Del Giorno, an executive with RTP-based GlaxoSmithKline, spoke in favor of protections for the manufacturers of FDA-approved drugs, in order to make the legal system fairer and more predictable for business.
Del Giorno was back before a General Assembly committee on Thursday pitching the same idea – this time as a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.
The idea for the bill came from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that privately crafts conservative model bills on a wide range of topics. It has come under fire by liberal groups in recent years for its secretive influence on public policy.
Wait, isn't this the party that supports the idea that corporations are people? And that people need to take personal responsibility for their actions? Unless, of course, there's money to be made, dammit.