CPSIA, the good
I will tell you, since I really started becoming aware of how much this would affect me (every time I feel bad for not seeing it my first few times through the law, I’m reassured by the knowledge that two attorneys said they experienced the same thing!), I have really learned a LOT.
- My Congressmen really don’t care that much.
- Congresspeople do not read the bills they sponsor. I did not think they all read everything they voted on, but really truly thought they’d read something before sponsoring it. At least I know Harkin does not. (Keep this in mind, Iowans, when he’s up for re-election. This is a man who sponsors things he has not read.)
- I’ve learned about how the rulemaking process works after a law is passed.
- The CPSC’s job, staff, and constraints.
- The interesting political sideshow that controls appointments and firings, alongside a change in administration.
- You can find nearly every letter written by anyone in federal government in an official capacity if you look on the internet.
And not just political stuff. I’m not done processing and planning and revising stuff around Wallypop, but as I prepare for NEXT February now (I’m going forward assuming no additional changes will be made, and in February, we’ll be right where we otherwise would have been in August), I think I’m making a stronger Wallypop.
Maybe not the Wallypop I originally wanted, or perhaps want even now. But maybe a better Wallypop, from a business standpoint. And if I don’t like how it looks when I’m done planning and spiffing up, well, I don’t have to keep doing it. That’s the joy of owning your own business.