Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Democrats DOA With New "Plan"
To the average reader of political news, the word coming out of Sacramental today is no where near as mouth-frothing as hypocritical South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission that he had an affair with a woman, but there is some importance to the recent nonsensical bullshit rising from the ink-blotted democrat print press.
Today, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, who last week received a metal sculpture of bull testicles from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is hellbent on proposing a budget plan which includes over $11 billion in program cuts, restricting the state's shortfall by more than $21 billion "even if proposed tobacco and oil extraction taxes are killed," Steinberg said.
But nobody but his band of donkeys seem even remotely interested in his package of more than a dozen bills. The plug-plan also includes another car tax. Yes, you read that right. Another fucking car tax, which would fund the state park system. The proposal has no pull with the republicans, Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks., Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Murrieta, Assemblyman Chuck "Henley" DeVore, R-Irvine and Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Moorpark all peeped their heads out of their respective asses just long enough to voice their opposition on various grounds. All their opinions come as a collective "go fuck yourself" chant in opposition to the proposed $15 car tax, $1.50 per pack of cigs, and 9.9% tax on oil production. Nice. Just what the vulnerable California economy needs after it just slammed the doors on tax hikes by demolishing the prop 1 initiatives last month.
California has become the laughing stock of the nation (sorry Chicago) and we deserve to be. The bottom line is that the state spends 50% more now than when Arnold took office. Arnold got elected because people were tired of the spending. The problem is not limited revenue for the state. The problem is out-of-control spending. The only people who could possibly disagree with that are people dependent upon government cheese for their welfare and otherwise abusing the system. Unfortunately, that's a ton of people. The present model will fail, and people will continue to not get the jobs from companies that have been driven out of California without real change, such as decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana, getting unions to renegotiate their contracts signed during tech and real estate booms, and reform their (and CA government in general) unsustainable pensions.