Thursday, May 21, 2009

California Constitutional Convention Seen Likely

And, why, pray tell?

While California has suffered the same fate as much of the nation — high unemployment, large numbers of foreclosures, general economic sluggishness — its budget woes are greatly exacerbated by its odd and in many ways outmoded way of doing business.

The ballot initiative process — in which legislators or independent groups ask voters to mandate how the state’s money is spent or not spent — has become at times an exercise in fiscal self defeat, with voters moving to earmark money for one special program one year, only to contemplate undoing their own will a few elections later.

Con-con, eh? Hmmmm.... If it works in California, could it work in D.C.?

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Nah- the Obamabots will take over CA next... AND we will have to pay for it!

Huh- WV= wince