El Monte might tax fat kids

July 25, 2012

By John Seiler

In the great Clint Eastwood Western “The Outlaw Josie Wales,” the Yankee Terrill says, “Doin’ right ain’t got no end.”

So it is with busybodies everywhere. They just won’t leave us alone.

The California Center for Public Health Advocacy just sent out a press release:

“The City of El Monte’s City Council unanimously voted to put a soda tax measure on the November ballot at their meeting last night.

“With this vote, El Monte becomes the second city in California, after Richmond, to propose taxing soda and other sugary drinks as a way to counter their unprecedented childhood obesity crisis. El Monte has the ninth highest rate of childhood overweight and obesity out of 250 cities in California, according to a recent study released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA).

“Overweight and obesity affect more than half (50.2 percent) of the children in the city of El Monte.”

The tax would raise $7 million a year. That’s assuming city serfs don’t trek to neighboring cities to slake their soda cravings.

Of course, it’s just a coincidence that the city has financial problems because, reported the L.A. Times:

“El Monte has also awarded generous benefits to some of its top employees. Former Police Chief Thomas Armstrong, who retired in May 2011, collected nearly $430,000 in his final year with the city through a combination of salary and payouts for unused time off. Armstrong and two other former police chiefs now receive yearly CalPERS pensions of more than $200,000.”

So the real bloat in the city is the obese compensation — salaries and pensions — given to unionized government workers. To pay for that, they’re going to loot kids and their parents even more.

After all, the cops and firefighters have huge bills for donuts.

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  1. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 25 July, 2012, 10:13

    I think this proposed tax is the bottom of the barrel and is clearly why the citzens have problems with and no trust in government anymore. This is a scam, a ridiculous tax, just fund some lard ass cop or FF’s chair shaped butt a $5 million pension at age 50…..

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  2. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 25 July, 2012, 10:14

    BTW the cop eating the donut pic= CLASSIC!

    Could it be Teddy Steals????

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 10:59

    Wonder Dog looked up from his bowl of kibbles to realize lots of people moved on from single wides in Adelanto!

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  4. Freedom Works
    Freedom Works 25 July, 2012, 12:27

    This is tyranny and when will government workers and their unions finally be stopped? Classes are now more and more becoming sharply divided. Perhaps a revolution in the next couple of years will result??? I am outraged and this is pure unamerican but we are of course rapidly becoming less and less american and government pummels us into the ground.

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  5. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 12:52

    Hey john seiler, after looking at your picture I can se why this tax threatens you so much. You look like the king donut eater,BUBBA!!!!!

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  6. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 12:53

    The top picture looks like it could be seilers offspring!!!

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 12:59

    Wonderful. Just great. We may agree or disagree. Poke fun and have some levity….but down deep we hold respect for fellow CWD posters.

    NTH. Your apology for egregious posts is in order. CWD is a professional site. Posters must uphold common decency and respect for all on CWD.

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  8. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 13:10

    Ulysses Uhaul says:
    NTH. Your apology for egregious posts is in order. CWD is a professional site. Posters must uphold common decency and respect for all on CWD.
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    Ok Ulysses, but the cwd started it!! so i hope you demand the same from them.
    John Seiler said,
    “”After all, the cops and firefighters have huge bills for donuts.”” So if they can post it, i hope they can take it!!!

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 13:17

    If that is offensive and hurtful CWD should be aware and thanks for clarification.

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  10. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 13:28

    Ulysses Uhaul says:
    If that is offensive and hurtful CWD should be aware and thanks for clarification.
    ============
    He is basically saying, all cops and firefighters are fat donut eaters! Btw, nothing they say offends me as i like a little sense of humor. I’m just saying, if you want to go that route then be able to take it right back!!

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  11. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 25 July, 2012, 13:53

    come on, that oic of teh donut eating cop is hilarious 😉

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  12. Freedom Works
    Freedom Works 25 July, 2012, 14:24

    John is my friend and you come off as childish. He is a great man of liberty. This country needs many many more John’s so you stupid union government goons take your garbage elsewhere.

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 14:24

    NTH may not be your friend.

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  14. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 14:25

    Wonder clean up your act.

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  15. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 25 July, 2012, 16:29

    NTHEOC: At least I pay for my donuts with my own hard-earned money, keyed out with carpal-tunneled fingers, not lucre looted from taxpayers.

    — John Seiler

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  16. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 16:30

    Freedom Works says,
    “”This country needs many many more John’s””
    ==============
    Oh we have plenty of you anti govt people! Please watch and see for yourself.
    http://youtu.be/2F_pY47hE5U

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  17. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 25 July, 2012, 17:38

    ntheoc, how MANYtimess are you going to post that?? I have seen it like 100 times at least from you….

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  18. Bob
    Bob 25 July, 2012, 18:34

    NTHEOC, you need to stop while you’re behind. Do yourself a favor and quit embarrassing yourself.

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  19. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 July, 2012, 19:18

    Yeah!

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  20. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 July, 2012, 19:19

    Stop what Bob?

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  21. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 26 July, 2012, 00:12

    Stop posting that video with your ridiculous comments.

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  22. Hondo
    Hondo 26 July, 2012, 11:20

    My mom grew up in El Monte. There were still lots of farm there, before the war. My moms parents had a small house on a huge lot. It was fun to visit there for they had a garden, chickens, rabbits, plum and peach trees, ect. During the depression there were no food stamps. They grew there own food and canned it for the off season. I remember going to a grange club ( an agricultural club) meeting next door to their house. This was in the 60’s, still. Now the only chickens there are for cockfighting.
    El Monte is a small town, a bedroom community. The notion that the police chief there makes more than the president is off the scale.
    Hondo…

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  23. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 26 July, 2012, 15:54

    It’s over for El Monte!

    Have you ever seen a town so consumed and sucked dry of physical and economic vitality.

    For many years takers have taken…taken.

    California looking peaked too!

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