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It is not a bankruptcy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tom Petty, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    so, california is $41 billion in debt and will be out of money by the end of february.

    go bears.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I blame the Pac-10.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Grey Davis is laughing at the Governator right about now.
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Schwarzenegger found out the same thing Grey Davis already knew: The state legislature is absolutely immovable. And they simply do not care.
  5. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Note to self: Don't move to California.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Arnie does three movies and donates his salary to the general fund. Problem solved
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Commando 2

    Red Sonja 2

    Jingle All The Way 2
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The way California has allowed legislators to map out their own districts should be a crime. Don't expect anything to change as long as lawmakers choose their voters instead of the other way around.
    Pulled this from Wikipedia (the article is sourced):
    After the 2000 census, the legislature was obliged to set new district boundaries, both for the state Assembly and Senate and for Federal Congressional Districts. It was mutually decided that the status quo in terms of balance of power would be preserved. With this goal, districts were assigned to voters in such a way that they were dominated by one or the other party, with few districts that could be considered competitive.

    In only a few cases did this require extremely convoluted boundaries, but the results are easily seen by examining the results of the 2004 election, where a win by less than 55 percent of the vote is quite rare (five out of 80 Assembly districts, two out of 20 Senate district seats). The Congressional districts are even less competitive than the state districts with only three out of 53 congressional districts being won with less than 60 percent majority in 2004.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That's not really unique; happens in almost every state.
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And it neatly explains why no matter what Schwarzenegger does, his ham-hock sized hands are tied.

    Not only does that keep things deadlocked, but it also spurs ridiculous shit like junk-food bills in schools, granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants and other ridiculous bills coming out of the legislature, since you have extremists from both sides getting elected and re-elected until they're termed out.

    Then, more whack-jobs from both parties fill their seats, rinse and repeat.

    The latest proposal being jacked around Sacramento: spurning in-state students to the UC system -- which the system was designed for -- in favor of out-of-staters as a way to close the budget gap.

  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Are illegal aliens considered in-state or out-of-state?
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