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House Dems want $9 car fee to fund safety law
Washington -- Two House Democratic leaders want to impose a $9 fee on each new car to bankroll a major increase in auto safety programs, as part of a massive rewrite of auto safety laws.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, released a 26-page draft of a bill to reform auto safety measures. It comes in the wake of the recall by Toyota Motor Corp. of more than 8.5 million vehicles worldwide over sudden acceleration concerns.
The bill would give NHTSA sweeping new authority to order an immediate recall if it finds "an imminent hazard of death or serious injury," but would allow an automaker to seek an expedited court review. NHTSA could also order an automaker to stop selling and producing vehicles under the "imminent hazard" finding.
Originally posted by kozmo
Put it into its appropriate context and it all makes sense - government is now a business, a corporation if you will, and its sole objective is to generate revenue. The government ceased being FOR, OF and BY the people a very long time ago... 1933 to be exact!
Originally posted by DaddyBare
Is it a good idea??? "Meh" with all the other problems we have, feeding the hungry housing the homeless sealing our leaky borders... I think there's a million better things to spend our tax dollars on