California lawmakers move to block state contracts for any builders of Trump's border wall
An item from the Department-of-Cutting-Your-Own Throat: The Los Angeles Times reports:
California legislators took the first step Tuesday to ban state government contracts for any company that helps build President Trump's promised wall along the Mexico border, with the author of the plan urging colleagues "to be on the right side of history."
So, who does this harm? Thinking about the large numbers of Hispanics (here both legally and illegally) in California, I assume that significant numbers are working for contractors. Maybe they'd like the jobs, even though--and this is the paradox--they'd be working on a wall that would keep out their fellow countrymen.
Whatever the answer, the people behind this legislation will be able to feel morally superior, and that's what much of this is about.