Democrats are actually counting the days since the budget was supposed to be approved. Who cares?
Not real people. Not the producers. Not the private sector workers. Not families who want to be left alone. Not those who find government a busy -body-nanny-state-regulators.
Only those on the take. Those who take state pay checks. And, they should be comfortable waiting. After all one of the key reasons for the massive hemorrhage of red ink, are government unions greed in fleecing taxpayers at any cost.
Any budget delay is good news for taxpayers.
As government grows freedom shrinks.
Dan Walters suggested recently there remain huge structural barriers for any budget deal. In 2000 Gov. Davis’s "disastrous decision" to squander a one-time cash windfall. Secondly, democrats sharply increased state worker pensions at the cost of an additional 2 billion a year. Thirdly, doubling unemployment benefits. The UI Fund is nearing bankruptcy.
Add the very liberal, former social worker and Jimmy Carter appointee, Federal Judge Thelton Henderson , who now threatens to exacerbate the California catastrophe by demanding some 8 billion dollars so that convicts can have better care than many lawful Californians.
So who wants a budget passed, without real structural reforms?
Unless the democrats and the Governor can agree of real reform, with the most united group of Republicans in memory…let the budget process drift along. In fact, the legislature ought to take a long vacation.