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Feds in Toyland


Last year, Congress passed a law to respond to the lead-paint-in-Chinese-toys hysteria. The vote was 89-3 in the Senate, 424-1 in the House. Walter Olson reports that the law is a nightmare of regulatory overreach that could throw a lot of companies out of business and raise the cost of children’s products. Republicans Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, and Ron Paul deserve credit for voting against it.


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