I’ve always liked the Mamas and Papas song “California Dreamin.” Someone should write a sequel: “California Scheming.”
In a lame attempt to apply pressure on Washington, he’s suddenly changed his mind about Obamacare. Arnold – we don’t care what you think about Obamacare. You married into the Kennedy family so we know who is pushing your buttons.
I could rant on about the sorry leadership and serial budgetary mistakes made in California, but George Will has done a much better job than I could in this “Golden No Longer” column. It’s a must read for the open-minded taxpayer. If you don’t want to read the entire piece, read this:
The state, which between 1990 and 2007 lost 26 percent of its factory jobs and 35 percent of its high-tech manufacturing jobs, ranks behind only New York, another of liberalism’s laboratories, in the number of outward-bound moving vans.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is one reason why California’s government employees — their numbers grew 24 percent between 1997 and 2007 — are the nation’s most highly compensated.
The federal government may send more of our dollars to California. The decision will depend on whether the party in power calculates that the net result of doing so will help it maintain that power. That’s part of Arnold’s scheming.
I still say evacuate the place, leaving the politicians behind and sending the illegals south. Then wait for the big earthquake to finish the wrecking job that the politicians have started. All it would mean is adding another chapter to the history books: The Rise and Fall of the California Empire.