Saturday, March 17, 2012

Obama Can't Leave Anyone Alone!

Now his administration's regulatory police are picking on anyone with a public swimming pool.

"Hoteliers must have pool lifts to provide disabled people equal access to pools and whirlpools, or at least have a plan in place to acquire a lift. If they don’t, they face possible civil penalties of as much as $55,000," reports USA Today.

The Obama administration has announced that the lifts must not only be of permanent construction, but must apply to each separate “water feature”, so that a pool with adjoining spa would need two of them. “Each lift costs between $3,000 and $10,000 and installation can add $5,000 to $10,000 to the total.”

Apparently, more than a few hotels are simply opting to "shutter their pools until further notice" rather than incur the legal shakedown by the ADA plaintiffs bar. Under Obama, the regulators have truly gone off the deep end.

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