Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ending the 2/3 Majority Requirement

A rather odd guest editorial in today's Orange County Register. Unless I'm reading it wrong, the writer thinks we should get rid of California's 2/3 majority requirement for passing a budget, but not for raising taxes.

I might well agree, but I get the impression the writer assumes that would put an end to fiascos like our last budget battle. One of the reasons this last budget fight went on for so long, if not the biggest reason, was it would have required the largest state tax increase in the history.

It seems to me the 2/3 majority requirement he proposes wouldn't have changed a thing in regards this last budget fight.


At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy thought... a "no new taxes" ballot measure. Learn to live within our means.

The alternative is to continue embracing the unsustainable notion of infinite growth.

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Rose said...

They don't want anything to stand in the way of their spending spree. They carry the American Express Black Hole Card.

The Legislature's answer to not having enough money is not to cut spending, it is to max out their credit cards, mortgage their house with a 125% loan, apply for, get and run up 10 new credit cards, empty out their kid's piggy banks and borrow some money from their friends that they have no intention of paying back.

They're never going to cut spending.


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