Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I don't think they thought this one through....

Proof that there are some really DUMB people elected to office.....

(Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott, Judson Berger,
If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona, it had better get used to reading by candlelight.

That's the message from a member of Arizona's top government utilities agency, who threw down the gauntlet Tuesday in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution.

Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, wrote the letter in response to the Los Angeles City Council's decision last week to boycott the Grand Canyon State -- in protest of its immigration law -- by suspending official travel there and ending future contracts with state businesses.

Noting that a quarter of Los Angeles' electricity comes from Arizona power plants, Pierce threatened to pull the plug if the City Council does not reconsider.
The largest flaw I can find in progressive (as opposed to liberal) thinking is that they don't fully understand the consequences of not making anything. Old school liberals understood that a State needs power plants and clean water and other such stuff even though it might increase pollution or visual blight. The benefits outweighed the costs.

The other option is that they understand the ramifications of what they are doing, but they don't care that people will suffer. All in all I'll take incompetent over cruel any day when it comes to political leadership.*

*All in all however, I'd like to see a return to some classic, "hear! hear! to the hard-working, middle-class guy", liberalism.

1 comment:

  1. So, are you slamming the LA City government, or the AZ commish? Or both?

    I agree it would be nice to see some pols actually supporting the middle class, alas I think their future is to be milked for votes, then discarded when no longer required.



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