June 19, 2009
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Budget negotiations are getting a bit testy in California.
This budgetary train wreck has been many, many years in the making, and the politicians (i.e. the Democrats, because like it or not, they have long controlled nearly 2/3 of both houses of the legislature) just kept kicking the can down the road.
It's gotten to the point where California is practically ungovernable, and I seriously wonder whether entering recievership might be the best long-term option.
I believe you meant to say that negotiations are getting a bit "testis". Ha!
It's gotten to the point where California is practically ungovernable
But the proposition system ensures direct Democracy! Are you saying that doesn't work?
No -- that's about the only part that does (or at least works a whole lot better than the legislature). The legislature districs are so heavily gerrymandered that seats never change parties -- and I don't think that's a good thing (and leads to the extreme polarization that has helped create the current budget crisis).