In less than three weeks I'll be traveling to California for a vacation and a fact-finding tour. As for the latter, I want to see for myself how screwed up the former Golden State is.
Besides surfing the internet, I'm reading Jack Cashill's "What's the Matter with California?: Cultural Rumbles from the Golden State and Why the Rest of Us Should Be Shaking."
Some mental midgets are blaming the Proposition 13 property tax referendum for California's fiscal problems, and of course, conservatives.
Prop 13 was put into effect 30 years ago. The mess in California is the fault of liberal state legislators, government unions, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger--who is not a conservative.
Carol Platt Liebau has a lot more to say about California.
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