Rand Paul: Preventing Black Lung Too “Burdensome” To Energy Companies

Rand Paul is a  scumbag, who hates hard working Americans.  Overly privileged Aqua Buddha boy thinks he is better than the hard working people who have their lives shortened by Black Lung.

Fuck you Rand Paul, my grandfather died of miner’s lung.

From Care2.com http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/rand-paul-black-lung-costs/

posted by: Robin Marty
April 2, 2011

Republican Senator Rand Paul has made it repeatedly clear that he sides with businesses when it comes to absolutely any sort of financial policy or regulation — be it taxes or toilets.  Still, even his own home state of Kentucky seemed somewhat shocked when he stated that there is no reason to continue with any policies to help decrease the instances of black lung among coal miners, declaring any intervention or government regulation too “burdensome” on companies in comparison to the amount of lives it could potentially save.

The Courier-Journal reports:

Sen. Rand Paul questioned the need Thursday for new federal new coal-mining rules to reduce black-lung disease, despite federal figures showing the illness has been on the rise in recent years, killing about 1,500 miners annually.

The Kentucky Republican, a frequent critic of government regulations, said during a Senate hearing that black-lung rates had dropped dramatically since 1969, when a law to combat the illness took effect.

“Every regulation doesn’t save lives,” Paul said at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “There is a point or a balancing act between when a regulation becomes burdensome and our energy production is stifled. We have to assess the cost.”

Continue reading at:  http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/rand-paul-black-lung-costs/

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