why is the california budget in the toilet? i asked this very same question 5 years ago. link
. and ya know what? the answer's the same. we have too much debt and not enough income. arnold had just taken over then. with every intention of fixing everything. instead, he borrowed billions. and now we're in worse financial shape than before. lesson learned? i doubt it. we now have a president whose strategy for fixing the nation's over-debt problem is to borrow and spend more. sheehs. the argument is things will be worse if we don't. well. maybe in the short term. like say the next 4 years. but in the long run... i guess it really depends on what we get for our money. if it all goes to a few fat cats we're boned. if it all goes to pay one guy to dig a hole and another guy to fill it in we're boned. still. my ring finger's longer than my index finger. so i'm sure my family will be fine. though we as a nation might want to review our voting strategy.