With the California general election coming in November, the liberal media and others are endorsing Jerry Brown and other Democrats. These are the people who have controlled California for 30 years, and what do we have to show for it? Some of the highest taxes in the country and more people on welfare than working. Last month, Toyota decided to leave California for Texas, taking 2,000 jobs. This isn’t surprising, as Texas encourages job growth and lets people keep more of their money. The way Democrats stay in control is by seeing to it that more people receive government handouts. They are more interested in giving money away than creating jobs. They make it easy to get welfare, even people who are not entitled to it. There are many thousands of illegal aliens and many others who just do not want to work. It is time to have a state like Texas, where the government encourages job growth, not welfare expansion. Vote for conservatives. Politicians who promote welfare are corrupt and the people who vote for them are dumb.
David J. Silva, Los Banos
Editor’s note: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, there are 17.2 million working Californians while 1.4 million Californians are unemployed.