California’s leftist retread Gov. Jerry Brown, still unable to shake his hippie image as “Gov. Moonbeam,” recently signed the second bill of the two-part California DREAM Act, granting in-state college tuition to illegal alien students.
Of course the lefties at the AZ Republic were awash in praise of this unsustainable expenditure. A California senate committee analysis detailed the new costs resulting from the new law to be an additional $40 million a year. The costs associated with the Cal-Grant program currently stand at $1.4 billion. Check out California’s Debt Clock for a glimpse at the realities of rolling out this red carpet invitation for more illegals to take advantage of such a reckless misuse of taxpayer’s money.
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times, hardly a bastion of conservatism, acknowledged that “after a 10-year borrowing binge, the upcoming budget is expected to spend more on debt than public universities or state parks. Next year’s repayments — $7.65 billion — could make up a quarter of the deficit.” In July, AP reported California’s debt reached crisis proportions forcing it to borrow $5.4 billion from private investment firms as a hedge against a possible default. Yet astronomical costs matter not when foreign nationals are the recipients and struggling taxpaying citizens are footing the bill.
Yet the title of a lead editorial in the daily fish wrap makes its supportive position of Gov. Brown’s actions all too evident before reading a single word of the now expected drivel: Punishment isn’t the only way to fix immigration.
The editorialist knows the truth and so do we. But telling the big lie has to be done repetitively in order to convincingly portray it as authentic. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels explained the tactic, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
Here, from the editorial, is the Linda Valdez version: Nevertheless, Arizona stands on the punitive side of the divide as states struggle to enact laws to deal with the presence of millions of undocumented families who live and work in our country. California is demonstrating a more pragmatic approach.
Thanks Herr Goebbels, but we’ll pass.