But, our junior Senator’s still got one year to complete her third term, so maybe she’ll actually accomplish something that helps bring the Golden State back from the brink. Yet, the one bill she’s mostly recently authored will likely cost California jobs, even while it’s unemployment is soaring. Should this bill passes, “it would only be the fourth bill she’s championed that’s signed into law during her three terms as a U.S. senator.” While she may succeed in helping enact a law, she will also help increase her constituents’ energy costs and further reduce employment.
After nearly 17 years in the Senate, “only three of the nearly 400 bills she has sponsored have ever been passed.” Her senior colleague, the decent Dianne Feinstein who has served two full months longer than Mrs. Boxer “has had four times as many bills signed into law.”
As the 2010 Senate race heats up, Californians should not lose sight of Mrs. Boxer’s record. The state’s economy is ailing. Nearly 1 in 8 people in the Golden State are out of work. And Barbara Boxer kowtows to liberal interest groups.
We need someone who’s going to represent the Golden State, crafting legislation in Washington that will reduce regulatory burdens in California–and across the country. With fewer regulations, entrepreneurs can more readily start up new businesses, while those owning existing firms can pour their profits into innovation and expansion rather than bureaucratic compliance. The former leads to a growing economy with more jobs, the latter leads to continuing economic paralysis.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Boxer hasn’t been writing legislation which helps business. Her bills would only increase regulation. So, maybe it’s a good thing she hasn’t been successful. But, it would be a better thing if instead of having a Senator take up space while misrepresenting her constituents, we had somehow actually acting on their behalf.