He's one-tenth short of a full pennyPosted by Craig Westover | 8:04 AM |
Before my left-wing critics jump on Republican State Senator Dick Day for being “hypocritical” for proposing to introduce a bill requiring service stations to charge for gasoline by the full penny rather than 9/10s of cent, let’s label the proposal for what it really is -- stupid.
Day, the Senate Republican leader from Owatonna who has focused throughout his political career on driving issues, said he got the idea from a constituent who was complaining about the fractions of a cent. There is no law preventing stations from charging by the full penny, Day said. "They need some prompting," he added.So to the Governor’s “fun stuff” criteria for state spending, we can now add the “What the heck, I’ll take a shot at it” justification for more state regulation. Tell me again about the party of less government?
"I said, 'What the heck? I'll take a shot at it,' '' Day said. "It's just crazy.''