Instead of looking to budget tactics that WORK, like what Scott Walker did in Wisconsin, California's doubled down on the stupidity that caused so much of its current debt crisis.
First, Brown tried the old Liberal tactic of thinking everyone in his state and everyone else was as dumb as a box of rocks. He lied about a up and comming "surplus" as he ignored their massive amounts of unfunded Public sector pension and Healthcare liabillities, estimated to be close to 500 Billion.
Then he attacked the wealth creators and the bussineses with increased tax's on the "wealthy" and a program that targeted private sector bussinesss that were struggling to pony up even more in taxes.
He doubled down on the same policies that drove Californian companies yo states like Texas.
Californians who COULD leave DID, and they brought their money and their skills to places like Texas.
In Texas and more specifically Houston, our current economic Boom has even drug in some California based Companies to bid on New Construction.
They will literally send in teams of guys from Cali to do new build outs ( Construction ) with all of the money going back to California. Of-Course local General Contractors and Construction Companies are getting wise to these tactics and are trying to lock them out.
They made their mess, and now they should be forced to deal with it. Electing Brown was a huge indication that Cali has a Looong way to go and that that state may be the Largest State bankruptcy in our Nations history.
If youv'e got guys like Brown, who are willing to lie about surplus's that don't exist, one can only imagine how truly screwed up that States budget is.