How did leftists take over California?
They used every dirty trick in the book. Sure. They always do. But they were also blessed with some of the dumbest virtue signaling voters in the country who repeat what they’re told by the media and can’t see the obvious even when it’s staring them in the face.
Put any horrible idea that doesn’t seem to directly increase property taxes, but seems to do something progressive and they’ll stupidly vote for it, and then wonder why there are junkies squatting everywhere, criminals breaking into their cars, and why their water and electricity bills are spiraling out of control.
Or why they banned bacon.
Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic.
That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California.
“Our number one seller is bacon, eggs and hash browns,” said Kim, who for 15 years has run SAMS American Eatery on the city’s busy Market Street. “It could be devastating for us.”
At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves. National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market.
Don’t worry though, the costs for pork producers will be passed on to consumers across the country. That’s the way it happened with cars and eggs. And the legislation will be used as a model by the Biden administration.
California voters have thus far managed to unintentionally ban everything from freelancers to high-end computers by voting for Democrats.
Will bacon be the tipping point? That’s optimistic in a state where half the population eats avocados, but can’t seem to understand why the only ones they can get are absolutely terrible no matter how often you explain water regulations and agriculture to them.
“We are very concerned about the potential supply impacts and therefore cost increases,” said Matt Sutton, the public policy director for the California Restaurant Association.
Barry Goodwin, an economist at North Carolina State University, estimated the extra costs at 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.
If half the pork supply was suddenly lost in California, bacon prices would jump 60%, meaning a $6 package would rise to about $9.60, according to a study by the Hatamiya Group, a consulting firm hired by opponents of the state proposition.
So life in a state that hardly anyone can afford now would become even more expensive.
Will Republicans use this in the recall election? There are worse ideas.