City Wants to Nip It in the Bud!

Brooksville city council members originally just wanted to crack down on city employees who don't use deodorant (???). Then, they took it a step further. The city fathers further mandated that employees would also have to wear underwear! The horror! But, even this wasn't enough for these "another brick in the wall" city council members. Now, they not only want to crack down on their tobacco use at work...but at home [article link] during personal time as well! The city council members are graciously giving its employees one year to comply with the new directive.

I don't know how you feel about this. But, what I do in the privacy of my home is my business. I don't smoke. I don't like smokers around me in restaurants. Which is why I always request the no smoking sections in restaurants. But, if smokers want to kill themselves, I see that as being their business. Not mine. Sure, some will say it is all about the cost of health insurance (Thanks to Dear Leader, this is no longer a worry) as being the prime driving force behind this no smoking policy at home. I don't buy that as an excuse. In fact, they didn't even mention it in the article. This seems to be all about power. It's not George Orwell's 1984. But, it's getting damn close to it when government leaders think they can regulate your personal behavior at your own home. I see lawsuits on the horizon when the first person is fired over this policy.


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