Saturday, June 11, 2011
Hypocrisy Is Alive and Well in the Formerly Golden State
It is our solemn duty to bring out this picture of the two-story outhouse from the archives to apply it to the state legislature of California. A Washington Times editorial describes their absolute shamelessness in exempting themselves from strict gun-control legislation that applies to everyone else in the state (except gang members and outlaws, of course, over which they have no control).
The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.
This is just one of many bills Golden State politicians used this legislative session to set themselves apart from the little people, the ones who pay their inflated salaries. Annual compensation for legislators averages about $140,000, not counting luxurious perks such as taxpayer-funded cars and free gasoline. By comparison, the average Californian earns $50,000 a year, and the unemployment rate is 11.9 percent - far above the national average....