Civil rights and liberties: available if the Price is Right
Under a "spay or pay" ordinance, if you've got enough money, you just might be able to buy yourself-- and your dog or cat-- out of a nasty situation.
Basically, wealthier people could purchase more civil rights for themselves than the next guy.
Let's see if California Democrats can spot the fly in that ointment. Standing up for the little guy: no longer a Democratic Party ideal Will liberal and progressive Dems let Republicans continue to eat their lunch? While Republicans broaden their appeal among lower and middle-income voters, California Democrats are busy pretending they can't hear their own constituents. The (Republican) Governator is already distancing himself from Levine's mandatory castration scheme. He has the sense to avoid catching a finger in that buzz-saw. In the meantime, Dems are so busy dancing to a beat called out by animal extremists and special interests, they just don't care how extremely divisive, controversial and misguided Lloyd Levine's bill is. That's a problem. Blowing off voters, with November 08 getting closer and closer, just isn't smart. It leaves a sour taste in the mouths of Democratics.
They're beginning to feel a touch devilish themselves.