California is so far over its head w/ its desires for rights without responsibilities that no Gov could be successful.
Wants all the gas and electricity it needs - but it wants all the other states to produce it and sell it to them below costs. No oil platforms off its coast - that's what the Gulf of Mexico is for. No refineries here.
WELL, HERE IN THE CONSERVATIVE PART OF CA - WE WANT OIL PLATFORMS OFF THE COAST BUT WE ARE THE MINORITY
Wants to tax evil business high amounts of money to finance all its schemes - but can't understand why Arizona is the fastest growing State in the Union. (hint: California business exodus)
WE WANT LOWER TAXES HERE TOO.
Wants to be at the vanguard of changing society (stem cell research, gay marriage, illlegal alien rights, environmentaliist extremism, on and on) but can't understand why it's budget is nigh bankrupt.
WE DO UNDERSTAND AND VOTED AGAINST ALL THOSE THINGS
California's problem isn't its Gov - it's the idea that social consciousness and 'not in my backyard' mentality combined w/ its malicious anti-business philosophy creates a huge demand on tax dollars while at the same time denying the tax base an opportunity to expand.
YEP, AND AGAIN, WE DID NOT VOTE FOR THOSE THINGS
Somebody once gave me a great definition of poliltics: politics is a discussion about the allocation of resources. Just about every political calculation comes down to that.
OR MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST STOP THE MADNESS AND THE PORK.
That being the case, the demands of the citizens of California dictate an impossible political situation.
VERY VERY TRUE
I said this in another thread recently: Arnold says that there aren't enough nurses to enforce the ratios, nurses throw fits. Arnold says we need more nurses, nurses throw fits.
TRUE AGAIN - GOSH WE NEED NURSES HERE SO BADLY. THE RATIOS ARE GREAT TO WORK UNDER BUT WE NEED NURSES BECAUSE WE ARE BEING BURNED OUT.
If you're gonna throw a fit EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH, then people will stop trying to figure out what you think is really worth debating.
AGREED. REMARKING ON HIS ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS IS UNNECESSARY.
I'm not California bashing. And California isn't the only state where the government overpromises so that the elected officials that comprise the government can get elected. Shoot, look at the National Government, regardless the party in charge.
HEY, I AM CALIFORNIA BASHING IN THE SENSE THAT THE LIBERAL CALIFORNIANS ARE RUINING IT FOR THE REST OF US.
All I'm saying is what did you expect of ANY GOV with a 'we want everything except the burdens that come with having everything' mentality.
EXACTLY - AND I DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM BUT WAS VERY GLAD MR. DAVIS WAS UNSEATED IN THE WAY HE WAS.
Of course, Arnold knew all this going in. But so should have the citizens of the Rep of Calif.
REMEMBER I LIVE IN A CONSERVATIVE COUNTY AND WE VOTED FOR BUSH AND MCCLINTOCK.