It's amazing to me that California, a state that has it all, has become a complete basket case. Longtime readers of my tiny corner of the web know that San Francisco is my favorite place in the world (outside of my home), warts and all. Don't accuse me of hating on Cali.
I mean, really. WTF? California would have a budget surplus right now if expenditures were simply aligned with inflation and population growth. Instead, Californians are staring at a shortfall that would bankrupt many countries. Assuming the other 49 states bail out California this year (which appears to be a certainty), what about next year? And the year after? No way will the bailouts continue. Those of us in the rest of the country won't stand for it.