I was born in California, and I've spent a few years living there. I'm sure glad I don't live there now.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepared to lay off 10,000 state workers and his administration said it would halt 275 more public works projects.
California is one of only three states which require a 2/3 majority to pass a budget (Arkansas and Rhode Island are the other two), and it's also home to some of the looniest anti-tax Republicans in the country. Right now they can't get three Republicans to sign off on what looks like a pretty draconian budget already, because it's got $14.4 billion of desperately-needed tax hikes in it.
If I were one of those 10,000 state workers I'd be pretty ticked, and I'd be thinking about organizing some of my fellow employees to go march around a few Republicans' homes. With torches and pitchforks. At night.Posted by Linkmeister at February 17, 2009 12:01 AM | TrackBack