The ‘fix’ is in.
The Golden Goo$e is barren.
The increase in spending has actually averaged closer to about 10% a year under the Gub.. any inflation adjustment is negligible.
The overall result tho, as the state flounders under democrat rule, is like a bad B movie script unfolding before your very eyes.
As a Californian here is what I find utterly amazing. NO political will to cut spending. None. Zero. Every solution involves increasing taxes, in one shape or another. Spending cut alternatives are like touching the third rail.
HINT: The budget can be balanced in some measure, rather quickly if illegal immigrants are deported. GASP! Xenophobe alert!!!!
This is because the Democrats have made this official government policy. The reason is not to improve the economic condition of the state and its inhabitants, or even to provide "social justice". The reason is to ensure that Democrats remain in power in California at both the state and nation levels. Democrats do not mind that they are destroying the economy, whatever economy is left will be theirs to control and that's their aim.
"California is exporting talent while importing Mexico's poverty...What actually ails California is centrist evasions. The state's crisis has been caused by "moderation," understood as splitting the difference between extreme liberalism and hyperliberalism, a "reasonableness" that merely moderates the speed at which the ever-expanding public sector suffocates the private sector. California has become liberalism's laboratory, in which the case for fiscal conservatism is being confirmed."
How could state employees possibly increase by 1/3 since 1990?
Many of the major areas of state government- tax calculation and collection, drivers license issuance, welfare and unemployment check cutting- are all basically clerical functions which automation and computerization have really progressed during the past 20 years and actually require fewer employees and man hours to accomplish.
California must really have either left behind the whole computer revolution, added numerous new programs or both during the period in question to “achieve” such a high rate of payroll growth.
California is merely a microcosm of the US—export industrial base, import immigrants who hate this country and who will never assimilate. So, what else is new?
I have two very wealthy brothers who live in California. Neither of them bothers to make money anymore. They have fired all their employees and are living off of their interest.
Fortunately, it has handed voters some two-by-fours the initiatives. Resounding rejections of them should get Sacramento's attention.
I wouldn't count on that, George. Sacramento is a lot like Pete Puma in that famous Bugs Bunny cartoon:
After Bugs (the CA referendum process) keeps serving Pete (Sacramento) "lumps"...
..after a while Sacramento Pete just serves himself:
Arnold Schwarzenegger (D-CA)
Did those stuck on stupid legislators actually believe that we would be suckered into voting for this slate of money sucking propositions? What part of “spend less” do they not understand?
The ECO GEEKS have Killed the Goose that laid the GOLDEN EGG.
“Under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the best governor the states contiguous to California have ever had,....”
How much of the blame should go to the Governor, and how much to the legislature?
Most of the businesses are good to have, but most of the Californians are not. In Nevada, we have already seen a large influx of Californians, who have gone a long way toward californicating our state, by supporting the same tax, spend, and overregulate policies which destroyed the economy in their own state.
Ain't that the truth.
Schwartzenkennedy is about to get a surprise, a resounding second defeat on a propositions ballot. This one is going to be fun, the girlie man switched sides on the props figuring a big win the second time around, but enough ignorant, selfish, Californicatians have seen the light to defeat the sucker propositions.
Ahnold will be completely powerless, and the state will tear itself apart economically. Vultures be ready, the pickings will be good.
Arnold is digging the grave, not us.
Everybody I know in Kali is trying to figure a way to leave.
Must suck to be you.
BUMP to that!