"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, September 2, 2011

The End of Civilization As We Know It - An Update

The Democrat-dominated state legislature in California has passed a bill that, not to be grandiose, signals THE END OF CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT!
Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers' compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.

Really?   Really?   Am I missing something, or should the California legislature have better things to do with their time.   Oh, right:
The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid.

Part of a two-bill package known as the California Dream Act, the measure would allow undocumented students who qualify for reduced in-state tuition to apply for Cal Grants, community college waivers and other public aid programs. To be eligible, they must be California high school graduates who attended schools in the state at least three years, and demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Once upon a time, to live in California was the American dream; now, California is everything that's wrong with the country wrapped up in an increasingly absurd nutshell.
Usually it's been my assumption that admitting to breaking federal law is a problem in gaining admission to a university, much less getting financial aid.   Guess I was wrong. 

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