Freshman State Senator Ricardo Lara and I don’t see eye to eye on much. Lara has praised the “comprehensive immigration reform” package being considered in Congress — I think it is a public policy disaster. Lara fights for the recognition of gay marriage — I think that the institution of marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman. Lara wants to speed along the implementation of Obamacare — I want to see it repealed. Lara is a Democrat — and I am a Republican. Kindred souls? Probably not.
That having been said, believe it or not the Senator and I do not disagree on everything. This week Lara published an OpEd in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Plastic Bag Ban Would Hurt California Workers. In the piece, Lara says:
I would like to have a responsible and smart conversation that balances the human, economic and environmental concerns surrounding plastic bags. We all care about the environment and want to reduce litter, but at a time when California is still recovering from a recession, we need to pursue policies that protect the environment and… Read More