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And now the real work begins

Yesterday was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? (Well, for most of us, anyway.) I suspect there was a pretty big dip in productivity right around 11 AM at most workplaces. But now that the pomp is over, it’s time to get down to the hard work of fixing everything that’s gotten screwed up over the past eight years, and Lord knows that’s a long list. President Obama seems pretty determined, the public is largely with him, and even Congress appears to be ready to move forward. It’s going to be busy around here.

I should note that my cousin Jill’s crusade, along with the Handmade Toy Alliance, to revise the way the Consumer Products Safety and Information Act (CPSIA) was to be implemented for small businesses, made it to the top ten list at They’ve also got some momentum in Congress, as you can see in this letter (PDF) from Rep. Henry Waxman and others to the chair of the CPSC. I’m feeling optimistic about their chances to get this resolved.

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