Off topic reply:
I agree 100% with taxing all income fairly, pension income included. Why should we carve out a special exemption for one type of income, or even more narrowly, one specific type of retirement income? Face it, if pension income had been taxed from the start, absolutely nobody would be seriously talking about carving out an exemption now. Why not? Because it's illogical. There's no reason for it.
Which is precisely why I agree with the Governor taxing it now.
Back on topic: Democrats need to have more faith in the people they represent. We really are smart enough to make our own nutritional decisions. Then again... if people voted for Democrats, maybe they aren't smart enough not to survive exclusively on McFood.