Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
When a U.S. Senator like Dianne Feinstein has continually been ” TOO WRONG” FOR “TOO LONG,” this is the perfect time for Elizabeth Emken to turn those “WRONGS” into RIGHTS” The reader might ask why does a direct link to Senator’s home page appear on the side bar of the site. The answer is simple, an informed electorate will make better choices. Feinstein has not been seriously contested during her past four terms. Now she seeks a 5th with few substantial claims the would suggest any leadership by her at all.
When Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI) introduced her committee’s version of the 2012 Farm Bill, rarely the leader and usually the follower, Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA) has put together an amendment to support the Humane Society and the United Egg Producers.
It appears as though Ms. Delta Smelt can’t help herself when it come to creating more federal regulations that would create new federal animal care standards for 280 million egg laying hens. Apparently in her elder years she has forgotten that hens are too busy laying eggs and don’t vote.
Voters in CA can no longer wonder why jobs continue to leave the state. Simply stated, Feinstein is wrong.
Apparently the Obama concept of social justice now applies to egg laying hens as well.
Do they need larger spaces to lay their eggs? They have been doing so in the same manner for how long? Of course in the mind set of Dianne Feinstein who has never worked in the private sector, it is axiomatic that she would bring on more faceless bureaucrats to ensure ranchers comply.
This makes Dianne very happy, after all it’s the the genetic make up of “leaders” like Feinstein to continue to increase the size of the federal government mattering not that there is no money to do so.
Look for a future amendment to legalize each hen, allow them to vote, while forcing egg ranchers to pay into FICA, Medicare, and “Henmen’s Comp.”
This is nothing more than another election year “Hale Mary” thrown up by the 79-year-old senator in the hope to gain her more attention. Once again she will fail.
Voters have decided to cast their ballots for Elizabeth Emken, (See Elizabeth on the Issues) eminently more qualified to represent California and all Americans in the Unite States Senate.
Elizabeth served in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S. – helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on political and economic issues in China and the Middle East.
The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers applauded (did they?) the introduction which they say will “require egg producers to essentially double the space allotted per hen and make other important animal welfare improvements during a tiered phase-in period that allows farmers time to make the investments in better housing, with the assurance that all will face the same requirements by the end of the phase-in period.”
The legislation is strongly opposed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the National Pork Producers Council and other livestock groups who claim the legislation is unnecessary and could lead to costly federal standards for other types of livestock production.