…a nominee for the Joseph Welch Award for Demagoguery in Government
Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, complained that by creating a commission to develop “appropriate means” of marking Reagan’s birth in 1911, the state would be wasting money during a period of austerity. She also criticized Reagan as an opponent of government. And, she noted, Illinois-native Reagan wasn’t even born in California.
That led the bill’s author, Assembly Republican leader Martin Garrick of Solana Beach, to point out that other individuals the state honors – Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez – weren’t California natives either.
Hey Marty, how about getting your constituents to pay for it? Some of them can pay for it without breaking a sweat. Fair is fair: these people (your constituents) benefit more from small government than most other Californians.