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  •  The limitation of punitive damages seems (3+ / 0-)
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    to be a favorite amongst Republicans. The whole point of punitive damages is to punish, correct? Have the families of those who died from this sue the living hell out of the company and its directors to set an example for others.

    Therefore, complying with stricter standards will be more cost-effective than ignoring health inspections.

    Have you called John Cornyn today? 202-224-2934. Make sure to remind him about his pledge to stop petty partisan squabbling. -6.62 -6.62

    by Open MiKe Night on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:42:45 PM PST

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    •  absolutely. the trick is.. (3+ / 0-)

      to cover their bases on both sides, on the one hand arguing against effective regulation, and on the other against access to the courts to hold them responsible. that way, our hands are completely tied and they can go on w/ business as usual.

      the message that we receive is the loss of human lives is peanuts compared to the loss of corporate profits from avoiding the sale and distribution of dangerous goods.

      The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.-- Martin Luther King Jr.

      by k franklin on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:53:11 PM PST

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      •  Peanuts, heh... (2+ / 0-)
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        the message that we receive is the loss of human lives is peanuts compared to the loss of corporate profits from avoiding the sale and distribution of dangerous goods.

        I see what you did there!

        :)

        "it's time for consumers to turn into citizens" - RiaD

        by Hardhat Democrat on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:06:17 PM PST

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