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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Everybody Say This Simple Message Over and Over Again in Public Places Until Actual Reality Sinks in Here in California

[via Calitics, a comment attributed to John Burton]
If the last 48 hours has proven nothing else, we can no longer allow Republicans to hold the people of California hostage and therefore dictate to the Democratic majority the terms under which the budget is passed.

California should join the 47 other states [that] don't require a supermajority to pass the budget.

1 comment:

Reaganama said...


What do you think of the open primary provision?

The pundits are saying it will tend to benefit 'moderates' and weaken the parties. To me it seems it will weaken the most entrenched incumbents, and generally open the playing field to newcomers.

I think this is a good thing, since I think a government full of weaker, inexperienced policymakers who fear for their jobs is generally better for private industry. But, I might not be fully understanding the implications. Knowing your view on this would certainly help in clarifying.