Thursday, February 16, 2006

He's one-tenth short of a full penny

Posted 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.

"I said, 'What the heck? I'll take a shot at it,' '' Day said. "It's just crazy.''
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?