Reason magazine reports:
Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.I may have to do a youtube on this one, the economic idiocy surrounding waste is just remarkable.
Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
"We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a press release.
These people are crazed power freaks who now want to control straw use!
I have a very good idea where we should stick some straws.