Thursday, September 30, 2010

Keep Fear Alive II

Stephen Colbert is holding a March to Keep Fear Alive on Oct 30, 2010. I am supporting this by making motivational posters for everyone who chooses to live in fear rather than sanity.

This week’s poster is a rebuttal to the Rally to Restore Sanity Post on Worker Safety.

Rand Paul has said that Government Safety Regulations keep mining companies from hiring. This is absolutely true. Before there were safety regulations roughly 3,500 workers a year died in mining accidents.

In the 90s this number was down to an average of 2 deaths per year with it going up after 2000 under weak enforcement.

With 3,500 workers dieing every year those miners needed to be replaced with living breathing workers. So Rand Paul’s idea of getting rid of safety regulations will lead to 3,500 people being hired by the mining companies every year. It is thinking like this that will get our country able to compete in a 19th century economy.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

1 comment:

Shakespeare said...

I'm all for it. Keep that fear alive! Down with government regulations!