While the rest of the country made a right turn for smaller government and fiscal responsibilty, the State of California took a hard turn left, now just one last short step away from the cliff's edge. Some may say that the State of California went over the edge, which is this Editor's opinion. With the election of Jerry Brown, the 72 year old former Governor from the 1970s who is the grandfather of the State's disasterous road to fiscal disaster, to the outrageous election of an extreme far-left City of San Franscisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, the State of the Union for California is on course for full fiscal disaster. Jerry Brown is best known for his opposition to Proposition 13, which prohibits, year after year of unreasonable property tax increases for property owners; and Brown is very well known for signing a 1978 bill, allowing public-sector workers to unionize. Today, these same unions funded Brown's recent campaign and own nearly every elected official in California.
What is even more insane is that the Lt Governor elect, Gavin Newson, is just one heart beat away from being the Governor of California, should the 72 year old Governor elect Jerry Brown step aside due to health issues or death. Gavin Newson, along with his newly elected State Attorney General, Kamala Harris, are best known for their illegal alien santuary city policies, including those using City funding to provide "group home" residential services to illegal alien youths with violent criminal records. One of Newson and Harris's protected illegal alien youths, made headline news, when Edwin Ramos , a 21 year old illegal alien from San Salvador, with a very long violent criminal rap sheet , brutually murdered the Bologna family (father and 2 sons). More on this story can be found: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jul/28/san-franciscos-sanctuary-nightmare/ . But it would seem that the liberal far-left voters in California, have very short memories, or just dont give a flip about the track records of their beloved far-left liberal democrat candidates. I wonder what is in store, with Newson and Harris's legal agenda for the residents of California? Perhaps, a 10 cent per cigarrete butt tax, outlawing pet shops, sodas with sugar, and happy meals; legalizng pot and prostitution (but adding a high State tax to it), and iilegal alien sanctuary status expansion throughout the State; and of course, high on their far-left liberal list is an expanded ban on firearms ownership for all law biding citizens!
Next let's review one of the major propositions that was passed. Proposition 25 was approved by the liberal voters, giving the State Legislature the removal of the two-thirds vote requirement to pass the state budget, Thereby this single handlingly awarded the heavily Democrat state legislature a blank check. Essentially, Prop 25 makes the State of California a one-party state, lending heavily to the far-left liberal political party.
So this may mean some good news for the millions of citizens and illegal aliens living in California, who may see expanded funding for their food stamp programs and welfare aid; giving these welfare receipients, more to spend, while vacationing on the taxpayers dime, in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and on cruises, and more nights on the town at the local strip clubs and Indian casinos. More details on this shocking practice can be found at Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3.
My prediction is that the State of California, within 1 - 2 years, will be asking the Federal Government for a huge financial bailout. As the fiscal conditions and economy of this State worsens, more and more businesses, and conservative taxpayers, and moderate democrats will be exiting the State, leaving only those desiring to continue to live off of the "MAN".
Original editorial source (written by me): www.FarLeftCoast.org