From The Blaze.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday that California’s water crisis is the result of “liberal environmentalists” who are “willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology.”
“With different policies over the last 20 years, all of this could be avoided,” Fiorina said on Glenn Beck’s radio program. “Despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled.”
Fiorina said that as a result, 70 percent of California’s rainfall “washes out to sea” year after year.
“How is it possible that we don’t hear that story on the news at all?” Beck demanded.
“Isn’t that interesting?” Fiorina responded. “It is a man-made disaster. California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology. It is a tragedy.”
Fiorina said Congress also has the power to ease some of the water restrictions for farmers, but the restrictions remain in place to protect certain forms of wildlife.
“In California, fish and frogs and flies are really important — far more important apparently than the 40 percent unemployment rate in certain parts of central valley,” Fiorina said. “So the Senate and the president could waive some of those water restrictions. They have been asked to do so, and they have refused to do so.”
And of course, in the practice of never letting a serious crisis go to waste, the jackbooted liberals in California are chomping at the bit to enact some of the worst oppressive measures against all private citizens. It’s quite possible that the government will force the installation of “smart” water meters in each home to monitor and restrict water consumption as the government sees fit. Violators will pay hefty fines and face the possibility of a water shutoff. Don’t think so? It’s already happening. Wherever these things are installed, water rates go up regardless of use, not to mention the problems with safety and privacy issues.
California is the petri dish of bad liberal experiments.
It’s gained a well-deserved reputation as an enclave for moonbats and out of control leftwing totalitarians.