Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt
Is it embarrassing because it's always one of the top 10 economies in the world? Or maybe it was embarrassing when its 'commie' UC system practically gave birth to the entire tech sector? It sure is embarrassing to be concerned about things like air, water and food.
BTW, CA emission laws are for Californians. If your own state adopted them, blame YOUR STATE.
Too bad your house wasn't covered in mercury like some others because then you'd be crying about how there SHOULD have been protections in place:
CA emission laws effect all 50 states because of how large your economy is. It's too expensive for manufacturers to make separate products just for one state, so they build around who has the strictest rules. The rest of us are stuck with higher prices because CA is afraid of the cancer boogieman.
And no, I wouldn't be crying for more protections. In fact, I intend to buy a home in a state with as little regulations as I can find. I have lived in high tax coastal states and know from experience that the protections aren't worth the cost for the illusion of security.