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California Plastic Bag Ban: Union Pressures Safeway and Legislators to screw the public on fake environmental issue?

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California’ progressive socialist democrats have once again screwed California consumers over a fake environmental issue worth hundreds of millions of bottom-line profits to the grocery industry … with not one cent going to mitigate the environmental issues that were used to sell this floating turd in a toilet bowl. Not only will consumers have their pockets picked, but they will now be exposed to additional disease vectors caused by the use of vinyl, cloth, and other bags that may not be sanitary. Especially if the contents of your meat leaks into the cloth and the bag is used a short time thereafter.

How can this happen? [My comments in blue italic]

Union’s Blessing Paves Way For Passage of Plastic Bag Ban

Shortly before the state Assembly approved on Thursday a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, Republican Assemblyman Don Wagner pointed out the measure had failed on a floor vote just three days earlier.

[It appears that a majority of Californians were dead-set against the bill, but in the face of union campaign funds, the voice of the California consumer is unheard – except during elections when Californians are promised much, but given little or nothing.

“Nothing has changed,” said the Irvine legislator. “We debated it, we voted it down, and nothing has happened to this bill to make it better. There have been no amendments that have been taken.”

[Apparently this bill was dead with union-influenced democrats abstaining from voting until they saw which way the winds were blowing.]

What had changed, however, was that a powerful union had shifted its stance on the measure. And when the bill was called to a vote several minutes later, it had picked up six additional Democratic votes – enough to pass. The legislation will likely see a final vote in the Senate on Friday.

[With no changes in the bill, there appear to be a “silent understanding” that caused the unions to call “their” representatives and tell them it was perfectly fine to vote against the wishes of their constituents.]

So what happened? California’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union had voiced “serious concerns” about the latest version of the bag ban before Monday’s initial Assembly vote. UFCW’s problem: Recent amendments allow stores to keep proceeds from the 10-cent fee charged for paper or reusable bags given to customers. In a letter to lawmakers, the union wrote it was worried the bill lacked a “serious enforcement mechanism” to make sure stores were spending the money properly.

[It appears that “spent properly” is code language for payoffs to the union – perhaps to allow the union’s favored vendors to run educational campaigns or some such misdirection of funds into union pockets. It doesn’t matter that the union members are also consumers who are affected by this measure – perhaps directly as people might be reluctant to purchase what they cannot easily carry.]

But on Wednesday, the union was back to supporting the measure. Sam Rodriguez, who’s representing UFCW at the Capitol, said the union had reached an understanding with executives at Safeway, one of California’s largest grocery chains — not on any amendments to the bill’s current language, but to make sure the fee revenue was being spent where it was supposed to: on the costs of complying with the new regulations; buying paper bags; and educational campaigns for consumers.

Read more at: Union’s Blessing Paves Way For Passage of Plastic Bag Ban | KQED News Fix

Who is to blame?

08/25/14 (FAIL) Assembly Floor (38-ayes; 33-noes; 8-no vote recorded) -- SB 270 Padilla Senate Third Reading By BONTA

Ayes: Alejo, Ammiano, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Buchanan, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Dababneh, Daly, Dickinson, Fong, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Roger Hernández, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Lowenthal, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Pan, John A. Pérez, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wieckowski, Williams, Yamada, Atkins

Noes: Achadjian, Allen, Bigelow, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dahle, Donnelly, Eggman, Fox, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Garcia, Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Harkey, Jones, Linder, Logue, Maienschein, Mansoor, Melendez, Nestande, Olsen, Patterson, Perea, Quirk-Silva, Salas, Wagner, Waldron, Wilk

No Votes Recorded: Bradford, Brown, Ian Calderon, Hall, Nazarian, V. Manuel Pérez, Rodriguez, Weber 

08/28/14 (PASS) Assembly Floor (45-ayes; 31-noes; 3-no vote recorded) -- SB 270 Padilla Senate Third Reading By BONTA

Ayes: Alejo, Ammiano, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Buchanan, Ian Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Dababneh, Daly, Dickinson, Fong, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Roger Hernández, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Lowenthal, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Pan, John A. Pérez, V. Manuel Pérez, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Skinner, Stone, Ting, Weber, Wieckowski, Williams, Yamada, Atkins

Noes: Achadjian, Allen, Bigelow, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dahle, Donnelly, Fox, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Harkey, Jones, Linder, Logue, Maienschein, Mansoor, Melendez, Nestande, Olsen, Patterson, Perea, Quirk-Silva, Salas, Wagner, Waldron, Wilk

No Votes Recorded: Brown, Eggman, Hall

How scummy are the progressive socialist democrats …

One need turn no farther than to progressive socialist democrat Leland Yee, a prominent man in his party that tried to ban guns in California – because, like most progressives, he knew, better than you, how you should live your life. And, guns were bad, evil instruments of the devil. He didn’t care that he was creating a bigger pool of victims by disarming law-abiding citizens.

But, as they say, it is important to know the rest of the story. This progressive socialist democrat douchebag was trying to import AK-47 assault weapons from Islamic terrorists to be sold to minority gangs. 

Yee was arrested by the FBI on March 26, 2014 on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking — specifically buying automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an Islamist extremist group located in the southern Philippines and attempting to re-sell those weapons to an undercover FBI agent, as well as accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover agent in exchange for placing a call to the California Department of Public Health regarding a contract at the organization. <Source>

But, did his fellow progressive socialist democrat douchebags throw this corrupt piece of crap out of the Senate? Hell no, they suspended Yee as a Senator on March 28, 2014 – with $95,291 in annual pay (but no per diem); money that comes out of your pockets. And, they still pay Roderick Wright who has been convicted of voter fraud and perjury and refuse to take action until this convicted felon is sentenced.

Is this unusual? Hell no!

Culture of Corruption: Nearly 15% of CA Senate Dems Charged or Convicted

Driving the wrong way on a one-way street may be what drew the attention of a police officer to Senator Hueso’s car, but it is also an allegory to a very troubling narrative that is emerging for the majority party in the State Capitol: California Democrats appear to be headed the wrong way themselves.  

With this latest arrest it means that just about 15% of California’s Democrat Senators have either been arrested or found guilty of criminal activity this year alone.

Rod Wright (D-Inglewood) was found guilty of eight felonies last January, including voter fraud and perjury. 

Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) was indicted in February by federal prosecutors on 24 different felony counts, including bribery, money laundering and tax evasion.

Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was indicted in March by federal prosecutors, charged with conspiracy to traffic firearms without a license, importing firearms illegal, six counts of scheming to defraud citizens of honest services, and more recently they tacked on more charges including racketeering.

In all of these cases there is one thing that ties all of this criminal conduct (or alleged conduct in the case of some) together--a disturbing pattern that implies that Democrats in the California State Senate are above the law, that suggests there is a culture of corruption permeating the majority party in the State Capitol. <Read More>

 

 

Bottom line …

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It really doesn’t matter who voted for this faux-environmental bill that bilks Californians and reduces food safety. But is does highlight that progressive unions represent a clear and present danger to “We the People” and makes it crystal clear that some of our representatives are listening to the corrupt big money unions rather the people they purport to represent.

And this is small potatoes when it comes to the upcoming trillion dollar union giveaway known as “high speed rail” – also known as the train to nowhere --which is neither “high speed” nor cost-effective. A guaranteed billion-dollar bonanza for the unions and special interests in California.

Unless we vote the progressive socialist democrats out of California, we will find a state filled with illegal aliens, an atmosphere resembling Tijuana, and a state where productive individuals and companies have fled. Creating conditions to cede the State back to Mexico – at least the Southern California portion.

Remember this when you vote … your representatives are inviting illegal aliens into your house, to eat your food, to grab your job, to use your medical care, and unless you are a government worker, leaving you with little or no pension and little or no healthcare.

Folks, we are being screwed by the progressive socialist democrats and their special interests in California. Time to put a stop to this form of government tyranny.

-- steve 


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