Chris Dodd calls for immediate suspension of importing Chinese food, toys
"This is an issue of safety. Parents should be confident that the toys and food that they give their children have been inspected and are safe. That's why I am calling on the President to use his authority to immediately suspend all imports of toys and food from China.
It's not enough to simply talk about working for fair trade agreements. We need leadership that will act to enforce fair trade. We have the legal right and power under the WTO to keep products out of our country that threaten the health and safety of our families, and I'm going to do all I can to ensure we do so."
Cliff Note: I think this is why Chris Dodd was judged by many to be the winner at the YearlyKos forum.
He actually speaks like a human being and stands up for what he believes in. How shocking. I wouldn't be surprised to see him make a run at the top tier of Dem candidates because he is willing to take on issues like this, that are important to everyone but the political class in DC.
Needless to say I am a huge fan of this move. I have a baby. And two pets. And once products from China are able to sicken or KILL my kids and/or my pets, I think putting the corporate interests of Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Blue Dog Democrats aside so that we can protect our families is just a wee bit important.
Who thought the Republican Party would ever climb into bed with Chinese Communists who are apparently ambivalent about whether to poison your family? Well, nobody but anyone who understands they'd sell their grandmas to make profits and take in corporate contributions...