Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Love California

Today we are had a special election to consider several new laws. In California, if the people want action and the legislators drag their feet we can put a law, even a Constitutional amendment on the ballot for a vote. Also, some acts the Legislature or the Governor want passed need voter approval, and they will put them on the ballot for us to consider. Sometimes we screw up, but not very often.

Today the government wanted us to pass a bunch of new laws that collectively would have allowed the legislature to get around the Constitutional requirement that all tax increases and all new taxes receive 2/3 majorities in both houses of the Legislature, would have put some government programs in a protected class so their budgets could not have been cut, would have borrowed money against future lottery revenues, and some other things I considered hare-brained. The only one of the proposals put on the ballot by the people, as opposed to the legislature, was one that freezes the salaries of elected officials if they do not balance the budget.

At this hour, with about 1/2 of the precincts reporting, all of the proposals but the last one are going down to defeat with at least 60% opposed. Some with more than 66% opposed. The only one that appears to be about to become law is the one one freezing the politicians' salaries if they fail to pass a balanced budget.

All I can say about this is: HA HA HA. Take that SEIU! Does that feel good, CTA? You want more? You aren't going to cry are you? Ohhh. The poor government employee unions got their feelings hurt by the SOVEREIGN people of California! And you legislators should be happy all we did was freeze your pay. We could have reduced it. Maybe, we will in the next election! HA HA HA HA HA
I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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