Obama’s Stance on Lead Poisoning


Will President Obama take as strong a stance on lead contamination as candidate Obama? Recall the New York Times from December 2007:

His remarks Wednesday in Concord, N.H., about Chinese imports were some of the most forceful on the issue during the campaign. “I would stop the import of all toys from China,” he said, but he did not say how a ban could be carried out.

The influx of Chinese toys with lead paint into the American market is a result of Bush administration cuts at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Mr. Obama said, adding, “We have just a handful of people that are inspecting all the toys that are flooding in from China.”

I assume Bush is to blame for the Obama garden fiasco, too? Either way, candidate Obama would certainly call for an EPA investigation of President Obama’s callous disregard for plumbic health.


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