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Little did humorist Mark Twain realize when he quipped; “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason,” that in 2016 diapers would emerge as perhaps another civil rights issue for the loony left.

At issue is a purposed bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, and co-authored by Senator Joel Anderson, R-San Diego which would have earmarked welfare recipients to receive $50 a month worth of free diapers.

The bill AB 492, would have given welfare parents a monthly supplement of $50 via an electronic process that would transfer funds into the recipient account. The bill earmarks each child age 2 and under to receive the additional welfare benefit.

However the purposed bill was vetoed by Governor Brown, aka, “moonbeam” who felt that the timing to actually discuss this proposal was during the state's budget process, in that this bill if passed would require additional funding.

In his veto message, Brown said the proper time to discuss the proposal was during the state’s budget process since it requires increased funding.

Saying; “This is the best way to evaluate and prioritize all new spending proposals, including those that increase the cost of existing programs. This process is even more important when the state’s budget is precariously balanced.”

Assemblywoman Gonzalez upon hearing the governors reasoning for delaying the bill responded: “Our ongoing support for working parents is essential to building an economy that works for everyone, starting with our youngest children, while the governor may not be ready to tackle this issue yet, we’ll continue making the case until California’s diaper need is met.”

Moreover when it comes to entitlements and California’s tax’s which has been ranked among the highest in the nation with an almost 14% tax rate, the question then becomes can the poor middle-class tax payer afford to pay for another big government sponsored entitlement? And especially one so crappy…sorry Mark!

Source: Fox 5 San Diego

 

 

 

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