Another costly mandate

Federal bureaucrats are constantly coming up with new regulations that impose high costs on businesses and property owners to solve non-existent problems. In this post, Cato’s Walter Olson writes about an impending swimming pool regulation, mandating that hotels equip pools and hot tubs with expensive equipment designed to make it easier for handicapped people to get in the water.

There is no satisfying the bossy special interest groups in the country (in this instance, “disability rights” groups) — there is always some additional mandate or prohibition they want so they can claim to be “effective” and rake in donations. Politicians rarely say no to them.

Reader Comments