Sunday, December 14, 2008

Smash and Destroy

I'm so old I can remember Gray Davis's budget deficit made him a laughingstock in the national press, which also kept just making up exaggerated numbers.

California is bleeding Republican red as the state's minority party tries to squeeze a spending cap and pro-business policies from fiscal chaos.

Badly outnumbered and often ignored by the Democratic-dominated Legislature, the GOP is not getting sand kicked in its face these days.

California is hurtling toward a financial abyss, projecting a $40 billion shortfall by July 2010, and no deal can be struck without at least three Republican votes in both the Assembly and Senate.