Sunday, October 6, 2019

Meat industry sues California for animal protection 'overreach'

Well, here we are. I have often wondered when we would reach the "Point of Absurdity"

What do I mean?  Take a scenario.  Any scenario.  Now stretch it to its Point of Absurdity.  What happens?  Well, when it comes to governments, I suspect 90% of the time it will come to past.

A good example of this is the huge Federal Government debt. We have stretched the scenario to the actual Point of Absurdity. We are at the moment where the USA has ammassed more debt than any country in the history of the world.

So here we are with California. We are close to reaching the Point of Absurdity where CA has imposed such draconian restrictions on the farming sector.  What is the P.O.A.  I'm talking about?  The P.O.A. where these businesses will through up their hands and walk away.  At the P.O.A., they willl quit doing business with anyone in CA.

But knowing what we know of CA, they will look at this not as a Bug, but as a Feature.
The North American Meat Institute, whose members include processors such as Tyson Foods and retailers including Walmart, said enforcing Proposition 12 would hurt producers and consumers by significantly increasing their costs.

It also said the measure, which passed last November with 63% of the vote, was an "overreach" that violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by requiring out-of-state producers to comply with California's rules or face a sales ban.

"Prop 12 hurts the family on a budget with higher prices for pork, veal and eggs, and unfairly punishes livestock producers outside of California by forcing them to spend millions more just to access California markets," Meat Institute President Julie Anna Potts said in a statement.
But just like Prop 2 where they first tried to affect the egg laying industry, their pleas will fall on deaf ears. This song has already been played.  The Commerce Clause apparently does not apply.

CA has such an outsized affect on EVERYTHING.  Whenever they pass laws that affect the manufacture of a product, all companies apply the law to the other 49 states.

I'm not sure how to stop this.  I think it will stop itself.  Out of complete frustration, the companies will decide to beat their CA plowshares into scrap metal and never do business there ever again.

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