Obamacare Will Amputate California Dream 5

FEB. 28, 2012


Rationing health care under Obamacare will end up politicizing and bankrupting the medical financing system, just as Medicare does.  And there will be middle-class resistance to Obamacare when it is realized that this will end the American Dream of leaving your wealth and home to your heirs.

Last week President Barack Obama signed HR 3630 to postpone nearly 30 percent cuts to Medicare physician reimbursements. … Read more

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CA Is The Worst Run State! 0

Katy Grimes: California might have to-die-for weather, but everything else is the Pits.

A recent study was done to find the best and worst run states…and the winner is… Wyoming! The loser is… California.

For the second year, 24/7 Wall St. ranked the 50 states from the best to worst run. They reviewed data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state to determine how well each state is managed.… Read more

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California Wants to ‘Out’ Judges 0

John Seiler:

California just keeps getting nuttier. Why do we put up with it? Why do we stay here?

Judges should have one requirement: They should apply the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution and all the laws impartially and fairly.

That’s it.

It shouldn’t matter if all justices and judges are women, or all men, or all black, or all white, or all Asian, or all Latino — or all Martian.… Read more

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Auction Off State Parks 0

John Seiler:

The always incompetent California state government now can’t keep the state parks open. And it can’t keep the closed parks free from looting and vandalism:

“Reporting from Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. — California parks officials closed a gem of the state park system last spring, sadly shuttering Mitchell Caverns, a natural wonder that for eight decades had drawn visitors to this remote spot in the Mojave Desert.Read more

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Cal State Pay Scandal Repeats 1990

FEB. 27, 2012


Under Herbert Carter’s tenure, the Cal State University system has approved “hefty salary increases” for its top executives “without public input” during the state’s “most dire funding predicament.”

Those aren’t quotes from recent news stories about the Cal State’s administrative pay scandal. CalWatchdog has rummaged through the archives and unearthed the news stories from the Cal State’s first executive compensation scandal.… Read more

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Municipal Bankruptcy Stalks Stockton 9

FEB. 27, 2012


Stockton, California’s 13th largest city, may be moving from “Fat City” to “Mudville.” Both were former historical names for Stockton.  “BK” is shorthand for bankruptcy.

On Feb. 23, Stockton City Manager Robert Deis asked the city council to suspend municipal bond payments, possibly on as much as $341 million of bonds.  If the City Council concurs with the recommendation, this will start a process under California’s new municipal bankruptcy law, AB 506. … Read more

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