California Democrat state Senator Steinberg REALLY needs a vacation
Poor lil’ feller Well, after another marathon overnight session the California state legislature has another budget ready for Gov. Schwarzenegger’s signature. See y’all in another six months, right? In the hallways outside the chambers, union hack’s and business leader’s lobbyists tried to make deals with Democrats and Republicans over various tax breaks and tax increases. Republicans wanted a resumption of offshore slant drilling, Democrats wanted | Read More »
Yet ANOTHER reason for the California Budget Mess
From the diaries by Erick (the other one): California bashing is a nationwide hobby, and with good reason; it’s a self-inflicted mess which grows larger with every passing month. Recently the Budget Conference Committee Chairwoman Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), made a statement nearing the end of the June 16th Budget Conference Committee session that floored even diehard Californians used to the spewing of the liberal | Read More »
California legislators are NOT serious about a pending budget “crisis”
With all the scaremongering you’d thing the end of the world was approaching A look at the work being accomplished in California legislature this week would convince you otherwise: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What budget crisis? As California faces what one official this week called a complete meltdown of state government, some lawmakers have their minds on other matters. Like creating a blueberry commission. Or | Read More »
California Legislators STILL don’t get it
Am I surprised? Nooo Well after the stunning defeat of all but one of the California Props, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate Speaker pro tem Darryl Steinberg both found microphones and spewed what boiled down to “We got the message loud and clear, the people don’t want to be bothered with more special elections and making decisions for Sacramento, they want us to get | Read More »
California turns Pink. Ick
More stupid Union tricks The California Teachers Union announced to the world that Friday March 13 would be “Pink Friday”, a day to protest proposed budget cuts and “Teacher Layoffs” state wide. Want gall? The kids, instead of being in school, are invited to join the fun! Those who actually do remain in class are reminded to wear pink to school. Not my kid you | Read More »
California Conservatives Stampeded by RINOs Twice in One Month
Nationally first, THEN California for a change. I had to take a break. I was pissed at getting backstabbed twice. I sat down and watched stupid but funny YouTube videos after the marathon California senate session where RINO “Republican” Abel Maldonado cast the deciding vote in the Democrat party’s favor and passed the biggest single state tax increase in our nation’s history, and now finds | Read More »
Calif legislature goes camping!
How fun! All the legislators drooling on their desks and getting nowhere At least, getting nowhere is the best case scenario for this state. Starting another all night session as of 10:00PM, they broke and went to caucus, hopefully meaning the Dems are still a vote short. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento said the chamber will remain in continuous session until it passes | Read More »
Cal Senate Dems Desperate for Third RINO
Got two, need one more, anyone? After two days of Democrats trying desperately to convince the GOP that what they were trying to accomplish wasn’t really to raise taxes to appease their union benefactors but to save the state, they failed to coerce enough of the Republicans to get it done. The Democrats did manage to convince two of the three Republicans they needed, Senate | Read More »
Why is this California Senator voting “No”?
Sorry, not either of those Senators. The California legislature is getting ready for a Saturday session, deals having been made by some of our own Squish legislators with the Democrats to raise taxes, rather than face the ire of the state labor unions. We have our own race to sign on the Left Coast, with pressure being ratcheted up on legislators from both sides of | Read More »
Cal Lawmakers Close to a (turncoat) Deal?
The Sacramento Bee came out today saying the Governor and Legislative leaders had reached a tentative budget deal. Like everybody else with their hand out waiting on Porkulus, a lot in California is riding on the gravy to flow from DC. Supposedly; The plan includes $15.8 billion in spending cuts, $14.3 billion in taxes and $10.9 billion in borrowing, according to a budget outline obtained | Read More »
Arnold’s “Budget Cut” Package More Democrat Sleight of Hand
Well, it seems Governor Arnold’s “Budget Cuts” are more smoke and mirrors. Turns out the package he proposes would make ol’ Gray Davis proud; $11 billion spending cut claim calls $4.7 billion in borrowing a spending cut! The governor’s staff has pushed back over the downbeat tone of my last post on his new budget proposal. Turns out I wasn’t remotely downbeat enough. I would | Read More »