—as California goes, so goes the nation—
and Viola Surplus budget
Typical liberals. They spend more $ per capita on education than they ever have yet more students drop out or are barely literate when they graduate. Perhaps that curriculum might have something to do with it? Why not replace "Harvey Milk Day" with "Math Day" and actually teach the students something useful for a change?
Put the quill down and back away from any additional regulatory legislation such as shutting down and prohibiting all suction dredge mining in the entire state of California. Also Cap and Trade.
Put the quill down and back away from any additional entitlement and social benefit legislation such as universal health care.
Rescind much of the global warming, extreme water quality and endangered species permitting legislation that regulates family owned natural resources businesses to death and diverts the local use of resources from people to critters. (Like the Central Valley water issue that is causing 40% unemployment.)
Lower taxes on businesses to increase investment, employment and revenues to the state. Offer incentives such as Enterprise Zones in depressed areas. Increase the economic development department of the state. Engage in a major campaign to become more business-friendly.
Of course, “bailing out” the state and keeping it on artificial life support would only extend the agony. No one is going to move to or invest in a state that won’t balance it’s books and preys on it’s own.
It’s as simple as that.
Well if you little people would just give us all your stuff, we wouldn’t have to take it from you...
-the American Left
But eliminating as much as $24 billion from the proposed $95.5-billion general-fund portion of the 2009-10 state budget would further corrode an economy already creaking under the weight of a national recession.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Apple today is looking to build a server farm in North Carolina. Even the uber-liberal’s are fleeing. I love their products, hate their politics.