During testimony by Mr. Toyoda at the House Oversight and Government reform committee meeting today, Rep Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) said that Toyota would have to compensate people for their injuries and that this is the best argument for our present tort system. Chairman Town then yielded to Rep Dan Burton (R-IN) who said “Let me just preface my remarks by saying we need tort reform”, to which comment Rep Kanjorski retorted “We should just forgive these companies and let them kill our people.”

So, if you are for tort reform, you are for letting companies off the hook and killing people.

An interesting side note, when I went to the committee’s website to check on the names and states for the people in the video, I noticed that the member list of Democrats includes a link to each and every Democrat member. There are no links for Republican members.

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