The News-Press is gloating over the Armenian trade bill “clearing
another hurdle” in the state Senate.
This bill, which was authored by liberal State Sen. Jack Scott, will
establish a California trade office in Armenia -- at a cost to
California’s taxpayers that nobody knows -- but it does create a
wonderful atmosphere for Scott to get more votes from Armenians in
Glendale. What a deal!
This is just another “pork barrel” project, however, which liberal
politicians use frequently to build support among minorities. In order to
get this trade bill passed, Scott will have to make deals with other
Democrats, in order to get them to vote for this bill, which is supposed
to benefit Glendale.
Those politicians will, of course, demand that Scott also vote for
more “pork” in each of their districts, as you know.
So, no matter how small a cost figure Scott places on this pork-barrel
project (when the state is in such a desperate state financially), this
cost must be multiplied by the additional “pork” from 24 or more
Democrats in the state Senate, who will have helped him by voting for
this absurd bill. And guess who pays for all this pork?
All these other Democrats who have never seen a spending bill they
didn’t love, will want their “pork” voted on, too! Can you imagine Scott
saying no to that?
This is how the government works when liberals control it -- as they
do now in California.