The check is NOT in the mail
January 18, 2009
Pardon my cynicism, but I’m just a bit glad the California State Controller is now saying tax refund checks will be delayed. In case you haven’t heard, the state has no money in the bank. In fact, we are quickly falling into a 50 billion hole.
Perhaps people will pay a little attention and someone will put an initiative on the ballot to end this madness. Doing any of these would be a good start:
- Require simple majority to pass budget instead of two thirds.
- Dock their pay and don’t let them leave Sacramento if budget late over a month.
- Reduce their pay one percent per day budget is late.
- Start appropriating money from their localities as soon as budget overdue.
In fact, why not all of the above?
Our legislators have simply not been doing their job for over six months: Republicans refuse to increase taxes, while Democrats refuse to cut services. Arnold yaps and yaps but will not do anything that might damage his career (Senate? Presidency still?)