California taking on the cost of change

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seedcorn, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
  2. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    I wish they would put an actual analysis of the cost. Like, how many $$ are currently being spent to deal with pollution cleanup, waterway contamination, etc. and whether that comes out of tax money or however it's paid for, vs. how much $$ the regulation would cost the producers and cause the price of eggs/chicken to go up. If you're paying, say, $50 more in taxes per year to deal with the pollution and so forth that the bill will stop, vs. paying $0.25/doz. more for eggs, then people can have a better idea of whether or not the legislation is worth passing--I mean, you can choose whether or not to buy eggs, but you can't say, "I'm not paying $50 extra in taxes to clean up the waterways and pay for curing people's Salmonella/E. coli infections because McChicken, Inc. polluted the drinking water and food--send the bill to McChicken, Inc.!"

    Also makes a good point about how the producers will just move to Mexico. I really hate NAFTA. It was a crummy idea.

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