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Mexifornia Dependence Day
The illegal immigration state needs a bailout
Wall Street Journal -- September 17   
California State Capital lighted for Mexican Independence Day
 A Blue-State Bailout in Disguise
    Last Thursday, the president urged Congress to pony up roughly $200 billion in taxpayer money to "provide more jobs for teachers [and] more jobs for construction workers" and more money to carry out other state and local activities. He urges Congress to spend this money even after handing out hundreds of billions of dollars for similar purposes as part of the 2009 stimulus package, as well as a score and more billion dollars again in 2010.
    These vast contributions to the coffers of state and local governments, though pitched as a jobs bill, are in reality the latest in a series of bailouts for debt-ridden state and local governments. They are of special benefit to states in the blue regions of the country where the president's most fervent supporters reside.
Pasadena Star News -- September 17
California desperate for jobs, impact of proposed federal plan remains to be seen
    [...] For California, the initial breakdown from the White House includes "immediate" investments of at least $3.9 billion in infrastructure that will support 51,500 jobs; $1.8 billion for redevelopment; $3.6 billion toward supporting 37,300 teacher and emergency worker jobs; and extension of unemployment benefits for 356,900 workers.

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