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Immigrant values: California demorat legislature sisters claim, “We are President Trump’s worst nightmare”

Blanca (l) and Susan (r) Rubio

Typical TDS-infected California politicians…

From Sacramento Bee: When one went into teaching, the other followed suit. When one went to East Los Angeles College, the other did as well. They’ve been practically inseparable for much of their lives.

Now, the Rubio sisters will only be separated by a hallway at the Capitol.

The Baldwin Park Democrats, Sen. Susan Rubio and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, made history Monday by becoming the first sisters in state history to serve in the Legislature.

“She is my senator and I am her assemblymember,” Blanca said.

“So we’ll hold each other accountable,” Susan added. (Don’t make me laugh!)

The sisters noted their mother was having a difficult time deciding which swearing-in ceremony to attend at noon, before ultimately agreeing to see Susan — the political newcomer. The sisters separated by 14 months also reflected on their challenging upbringing.

They entered the country illegally when they were young children, got deported to Mexico and were left to learn English all on their own. They were also the first in their family to go to college.

“This, to me, is very meaningful because, growing up, we didn’t have Latina women like us as role models,” Susan said. “For me, I hope that this is something that young ladies look up to. A lot of the times, we’re told, ‘You can’t.’ We are here to be an example that anything’s possible and there are no limitations.”

As a returning lawmaker, Blanca had some tips for her younger sister: Rely on the scheduler, refer requests to staff members and be a good listener. Blanca hopes she and Susan will demonstrate the value immigrants bring to the United States.

We’re essentially Trump’s worst nightmare. We are those bad Mexicans that he talks about. We were undocumented illegal, and then we fought hard, we got an education and now we’re sitting here.”


I wonder if the sisters were at any time part of the 63% of non-citizens living off the back of US taxpayers? Such “value” those immigrants bring to the United States.

DCG

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Nice gig if you can get it…

fat cat

Legislators will make more money than 85 percent of California workers

Sacramento Bee: Legislators will make at least twice as much as most California workers following the roughly $5,000 pay bump approved by the California Citizens Compensation Commission Wednesday, census figures show.

The median pay for full-time California workers was roughly $47,000 in 2011. Legislators will soon make $95,291 a year.

After getting their raises, California legislators will make more money than about 85 percent of full-time, year-round workers in California. They’ll make more than about two-thirds of the state’s full-time workers holding a bachelor’s degree. (Those figures include only salary, not per diem stipends.)

View the chart that compares legislative salaries to other common occupations in California here.

California has a budget problem to the tune of $13 BILLION. But I’m sure the Compensation Committee took that into consideration when approving the legislators’ pay raises. Public service in California sure pays well.

DCG

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California's Dream Act for Illegals is Law


The state of California is billions of dollars in the red. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, the state has a $6 billion projected deficit for 2010–11 and a $19 billion gap between projected revenues and spending in 2011–12.
But California’s Democrats-controlled legislature and Democrat governor see fit to put the state even further into debt by coddling illegal aliens.
Maeve Reston of the Los Angeles Times reports, July 26, 2011, that on Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 130, the California Dream Act, easing access to privately funded financial aid for “undocumented” college students. He also signaled that he was likely to back a more controversial measure allowing those students to seek state-funded tuition aid in the future.
Reston points out that “For Brown, signing…[the] bill was a gesture of goodwill toward Latino voters, who helped elect him in large numbers last fall. Legislation providing education funding to undocumented students has been a top priority for many Latino groups, which have found many of their efforts thwarted so far at the federal level.
Way to go, Democrats. All for the Democrat Party and to Hell with California.
H/t beloved fellow Tina.
~Eowyn

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