They could not come up with better country killing plans, if they sat behind closed doors, in meetings where the only purpose of the meeting was to concoct plans to compromise and undermine this country.
How could this possibly have been mismanaged so bad, without it being intentional?
On the most part, I don't think its a nefarious plot. I believe this is what happens when you allow a bureaucracy to be managed by mediocre managers with no accountability.
Budgets are not treated seriously, and painful layoffs never occur.
Middle managers, and directors, continue to grow their fiefdoms in the good times and the bad.
Unscrupulous politicians care only about getting elected and promise pensions and benefits to union workers that can never be met.
Voters pass School bond after School bond (hey, were all for educating the childrun - aren't we?) - believing that throwing money at a black hole will turn it into a supernova...
I don't think its a nefarious plot - just human nature. Unfortunately, if you read the Bible you understand human nature is naturally depraved (prideful, greedy, covetous, ...).
Our Founding Fathers (who, on the most part, actually had a real reverence and fear for God -- and didn't use Him as a 'prop') created a recipe that should have worked: a very limited Government with a large number of rights granted to the people. They understood that people were ruled by God - and Government was merely for administrative purposes. They used to be called 'public servants'. However we as a people have allowed this 'limited Government' to become 'god' and have an unlimited budget and unlimited control over our rights and lives... And thus, here we are...
The Governor's nickname is Moonbeam...Californians didn't get enough of a kick to the groin the last time this moron was in office so they went back for a second helping.