Do you need to wash your hands?

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) made a different sort of news at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Touting regulation reform, he said, “We’re one of the most regulated nations in the history of the planet, and I think if we go about it in a common-sense way, that that solves a lot of problems.”

So, he wants to let businesses opt out of regulations as long as they disclose that they’re opting out. He told a story about being at a Starbucks where someone asked him about the requirement that restaurant employees wash their hands after visiting the restroom.

Sen. Tillis said he replied, “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restrooms.’ The market will take care of that.”

Do you agree with his reasoning? Email connie.post@coxinc.com.

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