An editorial appearing October 21 in www.news-press.com encouraged U.S. authorities to press China to help pay for a solution to the Chinese drywall mess–including recalling the defective drywall and compensating aggrieved homeowners. China-made products are responsible for 60% of product recalls, including toys with high lead levels, according to the editorial. It also noted that local efforts to provide relief to homeowners with tainted Chinese drywall, such as property tax breaks, are only Band-Aids. See stories about Hillsborough County tax breaks and Manatee County tax breaks. The editorial also voiced outrage at the Chinese government’s snubbing of Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s attempts to work with Chinese officials on this issue.
For the full editorial, go to News Press.