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June 19, 2009 – Comments (4)

Budget negotiations are getting a bit testy in California.

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#1) On June 19, 2009 at 6:03 PM, TMFEldrehad (99.99) wrote:

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.

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#2) On June 19, 2009 at 6:49 PM, ahobbs (38.32) wrote:

I believe you meant to say that negotiations are getting a bit "testis".  Ha!

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#3) On June 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM, TMFBent (99.80) wrote:

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?

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#4) On June 29, 2009 at 10:40 AM, TMFEldrehad (99.99) wrote:

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).

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