Once again California is faced with a cash shortage. Once again The People’s Republic of California led by Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams and the rest of the socialist assembly seem to think that the answer to their cash flow problems is to raise taxes and not cut spending. Here we are in the middle of a huge economic downturn and what is the soccialist answer to the situation? Take more spending power from the people in the form of taxes.
The root of the cash flow problem in California is not welfare. It’s not Illegal Immigration either. Although these two factors are a big percentage of the problem, they are not the root of the problem. The root of the problem is that out of the 35 million people that live in California, ten million of them work for the state of California !
This state has an over abundance of people that sit in offices and do NOTHING ! At every level the state is run by lazy dullards that can’t figure out how to tie their own shoes and to make matters worse they don’t care about doing a good job because they know they cannot be fired. Hell they can’t even be laid off.
The State of California seems to be trying desperately to model itself after France. I don’t get it. Like France, every time the state talks about layoffs, the people go out and protest stopping traffic and damn near rioting because they believe they are entitled to a job. Case in point the latest teachers protest. They were simply threatened with budget cutbacks and they went out in force and protested. Sound like France? It does to me. As far as I can tell, the teachers in California cannot be all that good because California ranks 47th out of 50 states when it comes to test scores. It’s embarrassing.
Here are a few things about this state and it’s employees that a lot of you may not know.
Here is a link to California State Controller John Chiang’s website. It gives a breakdown of State employees. California has 237,000 plus full time state employees that draw 1.5 billion a month in salary.
I sent Mr. Chiang an email and asked exactly why the state needs so many employees. I have received no answer thus far. Keep in mind this does not include fire, police, and any other county and municipal jobs. Just state employees. Take a look. JD