There are good ideas and there are great ideas. For example...cheese - good idea. Cheese in a can - great idea! Well perhaps not everyone agrees with me on this. But most would agree that corporations should not get off scott-free when their products maim, injure or kill consumers. Corporate accountability - good idea. Actually introducing and enacting legislation that holds corporations accountable for faulty products that hurt consumers - great idea!
Thankfully, Congress moved one step closer to better protecting American consumers hurt by products from foreign manufacturers. Like the toys that contain excessive amounts of lead paint or the bad batches of the drug thinning drug, heparin. Today, U.S. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers and Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chair Linda Sánchez put the cheese in a can so to speak by introducing the "Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act." In addition to Conyers and Sánchez, the bill has three other original co-sponsors. Sounds like a great idea to me.
I only hope the rest of Congress and the President realize the merit of this legislation. Corporations whether at home or abroad just like everyone else should be held accountable for the damage they cause. It just makes sense!