When California decided to expand the space in the chicken house for each chicken, critics predicted $5 a dozen eggs, as farmers simply reduced their flock and the corresponding supply while demand rose.
They were right.
Just as they had been correct about California's peculiar gasoline laws, which helped it lead the nation in gasoline prices.
Watch car insurance premiums rise next.
From the Investor's Business Daily:
After spending $141 million to hire nearly 1,000 new Department of Motor Vehicle employees to process driver’s license applications in the wake of AB60 — the California law to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million illegal immigrants — the results are in, and it’s clear the bureaucrats have kept busy.
Tuesday, the DMV said it had issued 605,000 shiny new driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, with the full 1.5 million expected to be in place in the next two years. The total accounted for more than half of the licenses issued in 2015. But that’s not searchable in a database, accounting to True The Vote.Licenses 15 million irresponsible drivers -- does anyone really expect them to get car insurance -- is a formula for increasing the number of uninsured accidents, costs that the car insurance companies will gladly pass along to their customers.
Anything else the state government can do to make your lives miserable but politically correct, California? Perhaps refuse to build enough water reservoirs to serve a population that doubled in the last 40 years, while diverting water to keep the delta smelt swimming.