Just when you thought California couldn’t go more full retard, it goes more full retard. And yes, I’m using the word retard because it tends to trigger lefties non-stop as “offensive.”
One California State Senator has amended a bill to discriminate against any contractor who works on President Trump’s border wall—by banning them for life from being awarded any contracts with the state of California.
San Diego Tribune reports that State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens has amended Senate Bill 30—initially a bill requiring state voter approval of any federally-funded infrastructure project built along “ California’s southern border”—which will now prohibit the state from contracting with any person or organization that provides any goods or services for the wall.
“It’s clear that President Trump intends to stick taxpayers with the cost of a border wall that will hurt California’s economy, environment and people,” Lara said in a statement according to the Tribune. “I introduced Senate Bill 30 to give our state a louder voice to say that building a wasteful and unnecessary wall would be a huge mistake.”
“Another wall will delay cargo delivery, slow down business and take away valuable jobs,” he wrote.
Lara is not the only California Democrat obsessed with Trump’s wall, but it seems to have clouded his judgement. This has nothing to do with saving money—Lara is the one who just proposed a California-based single-payer, universal health plan to include illegal aliens—which will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Anyone familiar with the border knows that there are 25’ high walls topped with razor wire near San Diego’s largest port of entry for vehicles and cargo—and the only ‘cargo’ delayed would be cargo or persons entering the country illegally.
Building the border wall won’t ‘take away valuable jobs’ as Lara alleges—it will create badly-needed new jobs and protect Californians already employed by making illegal entry more difficult.
Since Trump’s election, state-sponsored hysteria has become the norm in California. Two San Francisco Supervisors are pushing an even tougher measure that would ban any company that bids on the border wall from consideration for city contracts.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “any company looking at President Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as a business opportunity may soon want to reconsider—if it wants to do business with San Francisco.” Two supervisors introduced a local measure last month that would “bar San Francisco from contracting with companies that seek a deal to work on the wall during the bidding period, regardless of whether the companies win a contract.”
“It is time to move beyond symbolism and use the power we have as a city to fight for the values we hold most dear,” Supervisor Hillary Ronen told the Chronicle in March, who is introducing the measure with Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
Not surprisingly, other Bay Area cities are following suit. The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a resolution as well advising the city to divest from any company involved in any aspect of the project. Oakland is moving forward with a similar resolution.
Since most government contractors seek to foster strong relationships with elected officials, it’s no surprise that those with the most to lose—huge mega corporations and global conglomerates—are being silent.
All states that have the wall on their border will benefit greatly from it. Not only because it will halt illegal immigration and discourage more people from coming across the border illegally and getting on welfare that cripples the middle class, but also because it will create thousands of jobs. Honestly, how often do trucks or shipping companies have to wait if there’s a wall than they do now? This argument is completely moronic.
California has become nothing but a cesspool for leftists who don’t realize that they’re their own worst enemy. They don’t understand basic economics and how illegal immigration has caused California to become a huge gap between the very rich and the very poor. The sense of community doesn’t exist there. I personally like Michael Savage’s term San Fransicko. Seems appropriate.
California. The state where if you want work, you must not hold “wrong think” opinions that deviate from the hoaxing media narrative. And it’s legal to punish you if you’re discovered to be a thought criminal by the thought police.