Before you get too tingly from Governor Brown's pumping sunshine up your skirts, you might want to speak to a few state workers about the conditions on the ground there. It's not the rosy picture presented. My brother clued me into one trick. He retired from the sheriffs office during one of the frequent cycles where the county is begging any officer who can retire early to do so. Of course they need the officers, they just can't afford to pay them, and the state keeps telling the counties that they can't afford jack either. BUT, the feds are here to the rescue.
They're handing out federal grants for law enforcement to the counties like hotcakes. My brother was asked back to double dip at a much higher salary, paid from one of these federal grants. Problem? You betcha, the grant will last about six months and then the county is back in the same positon, only worse - far fewer trained officers (training is expensive) and no money to do callbacks on the early retired. And this is just one tactic used to boil the frog.
But hey the politicos can do victory laps like this at budget time. We'll see where they are in six to eight months.
In NJ they skipped pension fund payments and called it a balanced. *shrug*
Tough times, getting through the recession.
HAHAHAHAHAJAJAjaja....oops, that was so funny I slipped into German.
Uhm, Cali's a joke BECAUSE of idiots like Jerry Brown who in the seventies put a ceiling on property tax's.
Now TEXAS ACTUALLY HAS A BUDGET SURPLUS.
Thats the way you do things as umpteen million Cali residents flee that Liberal plague state to search for greener pastures.
How about per capta income? Nah, better not go there either eh?
Weather, Well, we have the Mojave Desert and Texas has…well Texas. but we have beautiful beaches and in the same day if you want to you can go skiing.
But you did mention something about California loosing population didn't you? Sadly, you’re misinformed on that as well.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Its bad enough someone started a thread about a balanced State Budget that never happened.
Texan Concervatives think thats "ChickenShyte"...
Last edited by Fenton; 01-11-13 at 07:28 PM.