In 2003, for the 1st time in California history, California voters recalled the State Governor; Democrat Gray Davis was recalled and replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the time, the expectation was that Arnold — The Terminator — would stand up to California State legislators – predominately Democrat, controlled by the Unions – and cut the spending.
In the years following 2003, California experienced an economic boom, money flowed; California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger — not The Terminator, but The Quintessential Grasshopper — spent and spent, enjoying the popularity of his Democrat peers and their Union handlers. It wasn’t until the recent housing bust that the money dried up.
As money dried up, government continued to spend like drunken sailors; the deficit ballooned almost overnight.
Californians now face State bankruptcy.
On Tuesday, then, it’s back to the polls for another special election. Chicken Little Arnold says that the sky will fall if voters don’t approve more taxation.
But, voters are starting to wake up. I took the photo on the left today at a “Tea Party “in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles. The sign says: “Taxed Enough Already.” (TEA)
If you’re in California, vote NO on Proposition 1A – vote NO to new taxes. Force California state politicians to face down powerful union lobbyists and to cut spending. Visit www.hjta.org for more info.