So I live in California, the most powerful state in the country…and by powerful I mean embarassing. If you not aware, we had a special election yesterday for a bunch of different ballot measures that attempted to “help” California meet it’s budget. Essentially, nothing passed and Californians made it pretty clear they are fed up with forking out their cash. You can read more about it here.
More immediately, Mr. Schwarzenegger met with legislative leaders to begin the painful process of slashing state spending after voters rejected five ballot measures intended to balance the budget through a mix of tax increases, borrowing and the reallocation of state money.
If you didn’t know, I’m not the biggest fan of California. There is something wrong when your state’s budget starts the year 21 billion in the toilet. Especially when the only shot they have at balancing the budget is to pass a bunch of crazy ballot measures. So what is The Governators response…increase taxes! Excellent, why don’t we kick people while they’re down, or better yet, punch them in the face!? Something tells me the taxpayers wont be too pleased if, and when, those tax hikes come.
I’m embarrassed to live in a state that doesn’t know how to spend within its means. I say let us fail. Maybe it will teach us a thing or two about humility and the importance of mature spending. Likely though, laws will be forced on us, constitutions will be changed, and education and healthcare will be cut. I’m pissed.
*p.s. I’m surprised Adam didn’t win American Idol last night…aren’t you!?*