I only have time for a quick one. This is a follow up to my earlier report that meddling local government workers tried to shut down one of my beloved condiment makers, Huy Fong foods, which manufactures Sriracha hot sauce.
The story is simple: after citizen complaints of strong odors, local govt thugs filed a court action seeking an immediate shut down of the business. The judge refused the immediate, emergency order, but instead some interim orders and set the matter for a trial later this year.
The story now gets better. Seems that other more business friendly states took notice, and descended upon the business owner, soliciting him to move the business to their states. Get this: even some LOCAL cities tried to get the business to move to another city nearby! Remarkable.
The story is here: https://www.sbsun.com/business/20140416/sriracha-hot-sauce-maker-conside...
So this is what it has come to. Instead of encouraging NEW business development through sensible, business friendly laws and tax policies, government officials try to lure EXISTING businesses away from their current locales. Encouraging new business growth is a revenue builder no matter how one looks at it, but luring a business away to a new place is a job killer for the loser. Politicians are just so shallow, petty, and dumb, that nothing surprises me any more.
I hope that Huy Fong moves and takes all its jobs and tax revenue with it. God bless you, Texas, keep it up. I'll be moving there in a few years . . .