</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (ni0z @ May 27 2003,13:27)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I think this bill is bad. What business does the Federal Government have to fiddle around in private contracts? [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'> The same reason the government has to make car makers put safety equipment on cars (such as seat belts), airlines run safe airplanes (i.e. planes flown by FAA certified pilots, worked on by certified mechanics). Grocery stores are regulated by government to sell safe foods. Utilities must also run their supply lines in a safe manner, etc. If these regulations did not exist, then companies would get by with their interests (lowest dollar cost, high profits) over that of the consumer. (Very seldom to companies VOLUNTEER to recall an unsafe product.) I see little difference in making the "private" company respond to this regulation in the same manner as they have to respond to building codes. Can you imagine a new house today without smoke detectors? This is a regulation a "private" company has to respond to. Yes, you DO have a contract with a private company but they MUST respond to certain regulations put forth by the government already. Don't get me wrong, I think that the government gets involved with way too many things they should not. But some companies need a kick to get them started in the right direction.