No rules, just wrong

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.

Comments

ALEC

The Anti-American Liability Eradication Craphouse.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

cut those regs.

I sat in on NCGA's Military Appreciation Day celebration, held last week in the third floor auditorium. Thom Tillis told the assembled officers that as NCGA was cutting regulations, the military should be sure to let the general assembly know if there were any regulations the military wanted them to get rid of….

Let's see...

Many in the military would like the NCGA to get rid of that regulation known as Amendment One.

Many in the military would like the NCGA to get rid of that regulation that tolerates payday lending.

But many in the military -- about 64,000 of them -- would like the NCGA to restore that regulation called the Earned Income Tax Credit.

"Divide and Conquer" Tillis's idiotic comments sound like whining coming from a loser. Pull up yer big boy pants, Thom.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Interesting thought: get the

Interesting thought: get the military to weigh in on EITC.

Interesting indeed

although the GOP is counting on no one noticing their tax increase until next April 15 (definitely not before the election).

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014