Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Prop C Burrito Analogy

I keep hearing how voting yes on C is only like giving up one burrito a month (that sucks if you only get to eat lunch 30 days a month instead of 31 but whatever). This burrito analogy is classic justification for the government to nickel and dime you for your entire adult life.

Prop C is unique because by it's nature we end up with some people in Encinitas all pitching in to buy one giant burrito everybody gets to take a bite of. The freeloaders taking their free bites of the burrito get to enjoy the burrito and call the people who paid for the burrito tightwads for being against buying the burrito when the city had enough in the burrito fund to begin with.

We all get to enjoy a bite of the burrito so the burrito should be paid for out of the general fund.


  1. If everyone gives up one Burrito a month how will that impact places like Juanitas? Prop C hates Mexicans.

  2. From the NCT:

    The Encinitas City Council on Wednesday authorized spending $1.3 million to purchase property for a new Cardiff area fire station on Birmingham Drive. The vote was 5-0.

    People will be lucky to have a bean burrito the way the council spends.

  3. Burrito budget gone bonkersJanuary 26, 2006 12:23 AM

    JP, your burrito post is hilarious.

    I'd be laughing out loud, if I weren't so concerned about the position the City is putting us in, now. Council counts on the fact that most people can't make every meeting.

    Guess I'll have to watch on TV tomorrow night, Cox 19, starting at 6:00 pm.

    So sad that Council gets to make these kinds of decisions without reasonably noticed public hearings.

  4. I really like your analysis of the burrito analogy. And it makes considerably more sense to have tourists pitch in along with residents who don't own property to help defray the costs of the Clean Water Act. But I fear there is more to it than that; namely, who is overseeing the decision-makers who comply with the Clean Water Act to ascertain that they are not overspending or enriching their friends? I mean, if the City's approach to enlisting our aid is to place the entire burden on property owners who have active water meters, even though developers with many empty parcels -- and therefore many votes -- are helping to decide whether the measure passes, and if the City is selling this 'great idea' through the likes of Steve Aceti (whose credibility and motives are certainly at issue) and if they have to deliberate about whether to be honest with us or not, then something is way out of balance.
    A noble cause does not need the kind of sleazy sales job, ignoble used-car salesmen who parade as attorneys and faulty ethical deliberations that have characterized the efforts of our City's leaders to sell us on this flawed idea.

  5. Oopsi Dee DitagainJanuary 27, 2006 6:52 PM

    There's a toilet joke in here somewhere, I just can't flush it out.

  6. BRAAAHHH those burritos looks so good right about now. There's no good Mexican food in Oregon, but we have the same corrupt city problems, AND alot of rain!


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