California Selling Itself to the Empire
California's political leaders, who are facing the daunting challenge of closing an estimated $20.7 billion budget deficit this year, are looking to Washington for help. Just don't call it a bailout.Don't worry, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind. A few that did cross my mind were 'death of the republic', 'so much for states' rights', and 'will we have to wear purple shirts now?' But the thought that this is a bailout is absurd. I mean if it were a bailout, I'd be getting a huge check from the government in the form of a bonus. That certainly isn't going to happen.
But here's a suggestion, let's stop paying our elected officials. If they can't do their job then why are they getting money for it. I know, I know, Mary Sharpiro at the SEC gets $7 mil/year for doing nothing but sitting in her office testing out Sharper Images' latest massagers, but still, I think elected officials should be held to a higher standard.
How about this for a law, if you don't balance the budget, YOU DON'T GET PAID! Watch California America; you are witnessing the death of democracy.