- She has been in Congress for a very long time.
- During that time, the national debt has ballooned out to an unfathomable $20 TRILLION.
- Tax levels have risen.
- Economic growth has been anemic at best.
- The labor participation rate has hit bad levels not seen since the Carter administration.
- The growth in household wages and income has been more or less stagnant.
- In the state of Wisconsin and New Jersey, it is illegal for someone to bake cookies in their own home and then sell them to others.
- The CBS story focused on a lady in Wisconsin who operates a farm and bed and breakfast.
- The problem arises because she not only offers lodging to travelers in her bed and breakfast but she also bakes cookies to sell to those visitors if they want them.
- Which makes her a criminal in the eyes of Wisconsin law and she could face up to six months in jail.
- “Wisconsin is one of only two states (New Jersey being the other one) that ban the sale for profit of home-baked goods,” according to the news report.
- As one would expect, political money and influence are at play here since while the Wisconsin Senate has twice passed bills that would legalize the sale of home baked products, the state Assembly has never voted on those two bills, having been blocked by assembly speaker Robin Vos, who, surprise, surprise, has ties to the Wisconsin Grocers Association, an association that would likely suffer some losses if people could legally sell their own baked goods.
- While Vos would not speak directly to the CBS News reporter, the Wisconsin Grocers Association did speak up, lamely claiming that the law was necessary for public health, “we don’t want to have anybody get sick,” even though the Wisconsin Senate and forty eight other states do not see home baked goods as a vital health issue.
That will do it for today’s insanity, craziness from bed and breakfasts in Wisconsin to idiocy and out of touch politicians in Washington. More to follow.
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