Why Would We Want To Model Anything In This Country After California?
Do you want a front row view of what exactly is going to happen to America if we continue down the current path of deficit spending that the Chosen One is leading us? Then just look to the great state of California. After decades of liberal legislation, hoards of entitlement programs, ridiculous union contracts, anti-business policies and high taxes, California literally is standing on the brink of a total economic collapse. What amuses me the most is that it finally took it getting this bad before the voters stood up and said “no more.” The bill has come for their little hippie Utopian experiment and nobody wants to pay it.
Voters themselves are partly to blame, approving initiatives in years past that have created or expanded programs without identifying how to pay for them.
“One thing we do know is the voters’ wish list is a lot longer than the ‘I’m willing to pay for it’ list. People are going to have to rectify the two,” state Treasurer Bill Lockyer said.
This all comes on the heels of Obama’s announcement that he’s revising the federal requirements for auto mileage and emissions to be more in line with the overly restrictive standards that were implemented in California years ago. Really? Why in God’s name would we want to model any sort of national policy framework after California? Is the epic fail taking place in front of our eyes not reason enough to second guess the judgment of the crazies on the left coast?