To: snarks_when_bored; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Cindy; LucyT; neverdem; SunkenCiv; Tax-chick; ...
*PING* to shameless vanity-pimping (no blog to pimp, I do it here).
Fresh birdcage liner!
posted on 05/23/2010 6:21:34 AM PDT
(The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
There are many arguments going around, and around, and around, about who is to blame for this: is it the State Employees' Union, with the horror stories of people retiring at age 50 on 90% of their pay? The fire chiefs who make $250,000 a year with overtime their last year, to inflate their baseline salary when it comes to retire? The flight of business to lower-tax, lower-regulation states? Competition for jobs from the Third World? The influx of illegal aliens? All can be said to have played a part, but in the end -- it doesn't really matter: solving the problem is more important than assigning blame.
I agree with your last sentence. Liberals like to assign blame and conservatives like to solve problems. To solve the problem, you must first understand it. Simply solving a $42 B deficit over two years doesn't solve the real problem. Two years later it will be the same debate all over again. The on-going, chronic problems must be addressed. Throwing CA out of the union does not solve that problem -- however, letting them go through bankruptcy (or become insolvent) would be a big step.
On a "writing style" note: you do a good job of writing and you explain things fairly well. Even dumb old me can understand your explanations of complex problems. It seems, however, that your target market is the right, and your partisan writing style appeals to the right. You have a lot of tools and gifts at your disposal. If you targeted the middle, you could do conservatism a big favor. Unfortunately, however, to appeal to the middle you would have to tone down your partisanship. I do appreciate your posts!
posted on 05/23/2010 6:44:49 AM PDT
(USA is a sovereign nation)
To: grey_whiskers; DoughtyOne
You may recall that people thought the state was in dire financial straits under Gray Davis, and held a recall, replacing him with the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the people of California have discovered that even a cybernetic killing machine could not stop the liberals in Sacramento from plowing the state into the ground.
"could not stop" or "didn't try very hard?"
posted on 05/24/2010 7:07:12 AM PDT
(Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
Just FYI, a team of us have been bailing animals from Ca shelters for some months now. After the coming run on this Thursday we will have pulled and resettled 90 dogs into homes, rescue groups and nonkill shelters here in Washington.
People are dumping dogs in Ca like never before, the shelters are overwhelmed, and no one is adopting them.
posted on 05/24/2010 9:13:59 PM PDT
Just envision what it would be like to have Venezuela on the West Coast in control of every major winter rail line from the Far East.
I admire your strategic thinking. /s
posted on 05/25/2010 6:22:51 AM PDT
(Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
To: grey_whiskers; writer33
I like it, I like it a lot.
posted on 05/26/2010 6:22:26 PM PDT
(Political Correctness Kills)
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