Saturday, March 29, 2014
"California Now 'Three Sheets To The Wind'"
Good Morning Folks,
Did you hear the latest legislative news out of California? It seems the Democrats in Sacramento just passed a bill that requires hotels across the state to outlaw flat bottom sheets, and, instead, use fitted sheets. It seems that the Dems key demographic supporters, unions, are complaining that making beds using flat sheets is making their back hurt. Hotels across the state opposed the bill, rightly, since their automated laundry presser cannot handle fitted sheets. The hospitality industry estimates the change out will costs several million dollars which will have to be passed on to the consumer in higher hotel rates.
The Democratically controlled State House worked on this bill for three weeks, an all consuming effort to pacify the hotel service worker unions. Never mind that California has a 13 percent unemployment rate, a $20 billion plus budget deficit, soaring crime, a crumbling education system and yet they spent three weeks passing a bill to mandate fitted bottom sheets in hotels.
Not surprising, some of the small hotel chains are threatening to leave the state because they can't afford to buy expensive pressing equipment to satisfy the state mandate. No doubt some of them will join the caravan of businesses who have departed for Phoenix and Austin and Dallas and other points east.
So, let's look at the State Dems' legislative triumphs this year; they demanded that Home Depot build recreation areas around the store, with picnic tables, water fountain and rest rooms for illegal day laborers and banned flat sheets for the maids. Meanwhile, the state continues to wrestle with the biggest economic decline since the Great Depression.
I once had a relative who was known to enjoy a "touch of the grape". After coming home loaded, the stories would fly that said relative was "three sheets to the wind last night". I can say no less about California's reigning Democratic legislators.
Three Sheets To The Wind Indeed.
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