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  •  The Bush administration also relaxed (such (2+ / 0-)
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    an innocuous word for what was done) regulations in the mining industry. Remember how that turned out?

    I wouldn't be so incensed about self-regulation if that didn't actually mean no regulation. When self regulation = no regulation = loss of life, then someone should go to jail as well as paying a fine large enough to make it a deterrent.

    Our democrats in congress should've been pushing for the return to commonsense regulations all along, so that when loss of life happens due to negligence, we could push to see something positive come out of tragedy.

    When we present our side clearly, most people agree with us. We have to get candidates that are not just slightly better than  whatever far right candidate the gop is running.

    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

    by citylights on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 11:53:37 AM PDT

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