Please don’t cough on my meal…

Back in January the the new local ordinance (or law, not sure) which mandated that local eateries provide a health care option for their employees went into effect. Maybe you have noticed new surcharges appearing on your tabs, as many eateries are complying with this law already.

Today, on the WSJ’s blog, they make note of the fact that this new ordinance is taking effect. Not that notable, but the comments are pretty obnoxious. E.g.

Great posting. It seems that the communists got what they wanted. How sad. I moved from New York City to Texas. I considered moving to CA, but could not bring myself to life with all that red tape, high taxes and nanny state. It is a pity, though. The nature in CA is stunning.

A pretty complicated issue no doubt, curious as to whether people think it’s the right thing to do, that is mandating that businesses provide healthcare for employees?


4 Comments so far

  1. dantc on April 3rd, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    Heh. Yeah. I always love the "[x] is the reason I didn’t move to California and I’m glad this is happening to them, they deserve it!" comments. And meanwhile, life goes on as usual here, with most people enjoying their lives and people like the commenter just seething about it. We’re prettier and richer and more beautiful than them SO NYAH NYAH NYAH.

  2. Richard Ault (richard) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Promote the "general welfare" is the part that jumps out at me.

  3. dantc on April 3rd, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

    Tranquility is the part that stands out for me. Spare an Ativan, buddy?

  4. Richard Ault (richard) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    Ha, sry Dantc… my comment wasn’t directed at you. It was echoed from the WSJ post.

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