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Friday, January 02, 2009

Where in the H, E, double walkin' sticks did December go? Well folks, I pray the Good Lord will see to it in His infinite wisdom to provide us with a Happy New Year. Given the current political make-up of Sodom-on-Potomac, it ain't likely. I do need to give a shout out to Spider Dan for taking care of bidness around these parts while I've been on sabbatical, though to be truthful, I didn't even know I was on sabbatical. Things just got busy and like Willie Nelson used to sing, "Gee ain't it funny, how time slips away..."

Speaking of time running out, the People's Republic of California is about out of time. No one, least of all any of the democrats in Sacramento really knows how much the state is in debt, most observers reckon the debt to be somewhere between 18-40 billion dollars. Sure, thats chump change to a democrat with his eye on increased taxes, but to the good citizens opening up their wallets, its another drain on already depleted finances. While I am mercifully no longer a resident of California, I do keep an eye on the sucking chest wound to the west. While Nevada deals with its financial shortfalls, California dithers. Democrats want tax and fee increases, Republicans want budget cuts. Well given the political demographics in Sacramento, we know who is going to win that battle.

You see sportsfans, as I write this, I am deeper behind enemy lines. (As much as it pains me, I must acknowledge the reality of Nevada having voted democrat in the last election, meaning of course that I am now a resident of that part of America held hostage.) No one here seems to really be addressing the problem or discussing it. It seems odd, with the State on the verge of financial collapse, that it is not a more pressing issue. Of course, when the topic does come up, everyone acknowledges the problem and earnestly nods their head at the severity of it. There does not appear to be any deeply held convictions or real understanding of the magnitude of the problem and its origins.

No, California and its residents will not learn from this crisis, not if they are bailed out by the remainder of the States as has been requested. Several governors have been requesting over a trillion, yes that was a "T", trillion federal tax dollars to assist the individual states. Whatever happened to the 10th Amendment and the States looking out for their own budgetary interests? The problem in California is plain for anyone to see and those responsible still occupy the same seats in the Capitol building in Sacramento. For at least the last ten years, the California Assembly and Senate have been dominated by Democrats. Also known as lib'ruls. That time frame encompasses boom and bust times so where was the judicious financial policy during that time? Were the elected officials planning for a rainy day or were they spending money like drunken sailors on weekend liberty in Sydney?

California voters must accept some of the blame for their State's abysmal financial condition. The democrats they have elected have constructed the budgets for at least a decade, including all sorts of wasteful spending. Now that the State is in crisis, the same "leaders" cannot find a way to rein in the spending and balance the budget without tax and fee increases. This is an excreble example of fiduciary duty. Of course the American public at large is about to witness the same thing since we have just handed over every manner of political power to the democrats. I might pray for a Happy New Year, but whenever Hopey Dopey comes up with a plan, I think I'll have one hand on my wallet.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family


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