House Speaker John Boehner blasts “job-crushing regulations.” The House majority leader, Eric Cantor, prefers a variant: “job-destroying regulations.” That mantra has been repeated so much that we might think that all regulations do is crush, destroy, annihilate, maim, gut, crucify and extirpate jobs.
Yet think about Amber Rose, a 16-year-old girl in Maryland who was driving a General Motors car (way too fast, while drunk) with an ignition switch the company knew was faulty. She struck a tree and, because the ignition fault had switched off the electrical system, the air bag didn’t deploy. Amber was killed.
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