California, already wallowing in debt, is now paying for a 24-hour car service to prevent inebriated state lawmakers from getting charged with drunk driving.
The Golden State has experienced a number of legislators — four in the last five years — who were arrested for driving under the influence. But rather than censuring tipsy politicians, the state decided to enable them.
The state Senate hired two part-time drivers at $60,000 a year, to make sure the punchy pols make it home safe and sound.
They don’t know how to ask the bartender to call them a cab?
Fox News contacted the state for an explanation.
“We’re not going to provide comment, because it’s a security issue,” spokesman Anthony Reyes said.
Plenty of others were only too happy to provide comment on social media.
— Studebaker (@fenderfins) June 1, 2015
— David B. Nuttall (@davidbnuttall) June 1, 2015
— CNanacrazy (@CNanacrazy) June 1, 2015
And of course, in the Obamanomics age of high unemployment, there was this:
— jon regas (@jonregas) June 1, 2015
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