Skip to comments.Cali Legislature Debates Fruit as State Budget Implodes
Posted on 07/09/2009 2:03:50 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder
Seven days after the new fiscal year began, the state of California still appears to be far from a budget solution.
Disabled protesters, angry over cuts to vital services, were arrested outside the Capitol on Tuesday; inside, lawmakers bickered about fruits and juices.
A war of words developed between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers over the fruit-related focus of three new bills.
"The governor is not against condiments. The governor's not against fruits of any kind," said spokesman Aaron McLear. "But he believes we ought to be focused on solving our budget crisis first and foremost."
Assembly bill 606 creates a commission to serve the marketing interests of the blueberry industry. Another bill defines "honey" to mean the natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar by honey bees, and a third bill adopts regulations establishing definitions and standards for 100-percent pomegranate juice.
"Look, we're pro-condiment, we're pro-fruit, but the focus needs to be on the budget crisis," McLear said.
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The only products that can save California now are tar, feathers, and rails.
The funny thing is I seriously doubt any of these politicians will suffer at the voting booth considering how gerrymandered the districts are, especially for Democrats with districts heavy populated by illegals.
“Assembly bill 606 creates a commission” At what cost and how many friends end up with $150,000 a year salaries, Office and Staff Budgets, Free travel and perks, and who knows what else.
The state is simply too big and too diverse. Time to divide it up.
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