Friday, July 25, 2008

So, how is that budget coming along?

Once again, year after year, the California legislooters have failed to submit a budget on time for the governor's signature. One of the reasons might be because they are wasting their time on crap like this:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made it official: California will be the first trans-fat free state in the nation.

All-natural palm, rice and soybean oils will soon be king, and life in the Golden State will be forever altered.

The California legislature pushed the bill through last week, and Schwarzenegger signed it into law Friday, July 25.

The ban will require food providers to begin phasing out trans fat oils by July 1, 2009. Thereafter, noncompliance with the ban will result in fines of up to $1,000....
Just today, the front-page headline in the Sacramento Bee talked about Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to pay state workers the minimum wage until a budget is passed. In addition to getting the budget passed, perhaps the state legislooters could spend more time on trimming some fat from that budget instead of the fat from my food. Just a thought.

Aside from the budget issue, what business is it of the legislature to tell me I can't eat trans-fat; maybe I like trans-fat in my food. I actually don't, and my wife and I have made an effort for the last four or five years to not buy food with trans-fat in it - and that's the point. My wife and I are not the only ones; so many people have been skipping the trans-fat and demanding that food makers provide trans-fat-free options that these food makers were getting with the program long before the lethargic California state legislature got on board and tried to make themselves look like our saviors. The free market has been responding to consumer demand for no trans-fat for at least four or five years now. Way to get with the times you stupid, meddling legislooters.

Good Day to You, Sir

2 comments:

The Vegas Art Guy said...

I wish I were shocked...


I really do...

Don, American said...

I thought the legislooters were on vacation. Never too busy recreating to interfere in our lives,eh?