According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses has been declining since 1992.
Did Democrats welcome the good news? No, no, no, no! They ordered an investigation! The Government Accountability Office went hunting for bad news, and they found some.
The GAO report, released Monday, blames businessesfor pressuring workers not to report illnesses or injuriesin order to avoid trouble with OSHA. That's right, my friends:evil business owners are apparently conspiring with evil health providers, who are pressured to withhold medical treatment for injured or sick employees. Half the occupational health workers thatthe GAO talked to now claim they were pressured to downplay serious illnesses or injuries.
The GAO also pointsthe fingerat OSHA inspectors for not verifying the data. They said OSHA could catch some of the supposed underreportingby auditing employer records, instead of relying on the data provided by businesses.
But with this bad news,Democrats were finally happy. Senator Patty Murray said the report confirms employers cannot be "taken at their word."
Speaking of taking people at their word in reports. Did you know in Arizona's 9th Congressional District,$800,000 of Democrat stimulus money "saved or created" 30 jobs? Did you also know there is no 9th District in Arizona? Did you know that Recovery.gov lists hundreds of millions spent and hundreds of jobs created in Congressional districts that don't exist?
So, Ms. Murray:Why should we believe any of you -- Democrats, that is?