Good, the more for the rest of us

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.

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  • Moral superiority may not be particularly expensive in this case. Do you think that Trump is likely to get the multiple tens of billions of dollars for his planned wall from either the Mexicans or Congress?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Not a chance.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Which gets down to the ultimate choice: Is a contractor more likely to have its invoice paid by Trump or the State of California? I'd demand a payment bond with sufficient sureties from either.

  • I certainly would would not do business with the smuck. And getting paid by California? It's in as bad shape as Illinois.

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