Though not specifically mentioned, Wal-Mart is the only retailer whose stores qualify for the measure's restrictions. Alarcon cites an Aug. 2, 2004, study by the leftist UC Berkeley Labor Center, which said that since Walmart workers are so poorly paid, they must resort to tax payer funded health care.

Let's be honest. Alarcon like his communist sister, hates capitalism and looks for any excuse to put it down.

If you want to talk about cost to the tax payers, let's talk about his constituency, mostly illegal aliens. Alarcon makes no bones about his dream of health care for anyone who manages to sneak across our border.

When I was a kid, my parents always used the cliche, "money doesn't grow on trees." Change the word trees to federal government, and you have Alarcon's cliche. Alarcon proposes that the federal government take care of everyone's healthcare including those who are not supposed to be here in the first place.

Just as I thought money on trees was free money, Alarcon thinks that federal money is free money.

Richard Alarcon authored Senate Bill 1056, which would forbid municipalities from approving facilities larger than 130,000 square feet, stocking more than 20,000 items, and with 10 percent of sales for food and related items, without an extensive economic impact report paid for by the applicant.