‘Gov. Brown should save the money that would be spent on building a 20th century throwback project and instead spend some of it on making repairs to our current infrastructure. That would be the visionary thing to do’
So the more free-thinking Jerry Brown on display in the video below, back in the 70′s, is a far cry from the practical politics of the Golden State today:
Victor Davis Hanson’s suggestions still sound quite reasonable: So reasonable they’d be very difficult to implement:
‘The four-part solution for California is clear: don’t raise the state’s crushing taxes any higher; reform public-employee compensation: make use of ample natural resources: and stop the flow of illegal aliens. Just focus on those four areas-as California did so well in the past-and in time, the state will return to its bounty of a few decades ago. Many of us intend to stay and see that it does.’
-A link for Michael Lewis’ article about California politics, public pensions and Schwarzenegger’s time in office.
-A map from Immodest Proposals on how to divide California. Just some suggestions.
-California’s anti-immigration, anti-union Democrat: Full video and background on Mickey Kaus here.
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