California Now Imposing Absolutely INSANE Punishment For Waiters Who Hand Out Too Many STRAWS

California Now Imposing Absolutely INSANE Punishment For Waiters Who Hand Out Too Many STRAWS

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Banning items and placing people in jail is not a solution, but instead, it’s a bigger problem. Is that all Democrats are good for?

If you’re a waiter or waitress in California, then you might be facing jail time or fines of $1,000 for handing out too many straws. That’s right folks! California is considering law changes that would absolutely strike down upon waiters with furious vengeance and sentence them to six months hard time in the click. Customers might have to think before they drink or their waiter ends up in the clink. It’s a savage bill that was introduced by a Democrat leader named Ian Calderon. As you can imagine, he’s no longer very popular among people working in the food industry who could go to jail just for handing someone a straw to imbibe their drink with.

It’s reported that some cities already have REAL laws that prohibit waiters from even asking if the customer wants a straw. The whole thing sounds crazy, but it’s true and it’s ridiculous. The cause might be noble, which is to protect the environment from plastic straws causing too much waste in the environment, but people shouldn’t be imprisoned for keeping the customer happy.

National Review covered the punishment that waiters are facing for passing out straws and said this: “The state of California is considering a bill that would punish waiters at sit-down restaurants with up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, for offering customers straws — because straws are bad for the environment.

According to an article in Reason, the bill was introduced by Democratic state-assembly majority leader Ian Calderon. To be fair, it doesn’t ban straws entirely, it just bans waiters from offering straws to customers who have not asked for them — so it’s not like Calderon is being totally ridiculous.

Oh wait — he is, and what’s even more ridiculous is that Calderon’s idea isn’t even really a new one. As Reason notes, the cities of San Luis Obispo and Davis already have laws that prohibit waiters from asking customers whether they would like straws, Manhattan Beach has already banned disposable plastics, and Seattle restaurant businesses will be forbidden from offering plastic straws or utensils beginning in July.

Reason reports that it isn’t exactly clear how many straws actually end up in waterways — which is the specific reason for this proposed policy — but that the California Coastal Commission estimates the number of straws and stirrers collected on the annual Coastal Cleanup Day at around 835,425 since 1988, which is only about 4.1 percent of the trash that’s been collected on those days since 1988. Has California decided that maybe it’s actually a bad thing that it has one of the lower incarceration rates in the country, and wants to do something to bump it up in the rankings a little bit? It makes absolutely no sense to me that a state that’s worked so hard to lower its prison population would even consider passing a law that might clog its jail population full of people whose only crime was asking “Would you like a straw?”

The article in Reason specifically states: “Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

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.”

Most people care about the environment and are decent enough to clean up after themselves and take care of the planet. Of course, there are people who don’t care about themselves, the planet, or anything at all but we can only teach them to be better people. The bigger problem is that another Democrat is trying to punish people with a severe consequence instead of offering a real change that will be better for everyone. Instead of trying to ban straws or punish waiters with jail time or fines, then why don’t the Democrat try finding a way to create straws that won’t affect the environment as much? What about recyclable paper straws? There has to be a better way to help protect the environment while allowing waiters to do their jobs and customers at a food establishment enjoy their meal and drinks.

Banning items and placing people in jail is not a solution, but instead, it’s a bigger problem. Is that all Democrats are good for?

It’s one thing to care about the environment, which just about everyone does. However, should a waiter or waitress be placed in prison simply for giving customers a straw? Comment below and share this on social media to your friends.


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