No On Props 2 and 10
I was already leaning strongly against Proposition 2. That's the initiative that will require farmers to give animals a certain amount of space to live in. With food prices already soaring, it would seem foolhardy to voluntarily raise food prices even further.
Eggs from hens grown cage- free already cost $1.00 more per dozen than caged, or so I've been told. If all egg producers were required to give hens more room, you can just imagine the ripple effect it would have. Eggs are a component of many other foods. If eggs go up in price, other foods will likely rise even more than they already have. At least now food manufacturers have the option of buying the cheaper eggs. If Prop 2 passes they won't, unless they ship them in from out of state.
This editorial against Prop 2 in yesterday's S.F. Chronicle pretty much confirmed my opposition to it. At the end they make the point that, if there are unintended consequences to Prop 2, the only way to rid ourselves of the law would be to pass another ballot initiative to repeal it. That's something I don't know that I'd considered before when thinking about ballot initiatives.