This post confused everybody who has been out of town, out of state, out of our solar system. Yes, we had a state budget when you left town. But last November Governor Schwarzenegger was rooting around in the dirt floored basement of the state Capitol building and found a $41 billion hole. Whoopsie-daisy!
The Gov. snatched up the legislative leaders (well, maybe not “leaders”, more like grade schoolers) and took them behind closed doors to hammer out a compromise. I would have pulled down their pants and spanked them.
I don’t know what happened to the proposal to levy a tax on our state income tax. But there’s a rumor going around that we might get our tax refunds when and if they can find the money. Maybe they should start digging more holes in the basement. The money has got to be somewhere.
Conservatives had to give up spending cuts, which made the liberals cry and tax hikes which made the conservatives cry. Fun was had by all in a state where unstable locals run the asylum. We’re so close to bankruptcy that Standard & Poor downgraded our bond rating to just below Louisiana. It’s worth noting here that the cost of just the first year in Iraq would have eliminated the budget deficits for every state in the union back then. Now look where we are.
We’ve all heard it said that where California goes, so goes the Nation. You don’t have to come with us. Stay home. Have a nice life.