On Wisconsin! On to CA!

John Seiler:

The best part about the turmoil in Wisconsin is that the government there is jammed up. AP reports:

Wisconsin’s budget stalemate over union bargaining rights shows no sign of resolution – and it could be a long wait.

The governor isn’t budging. AWOL Democrats aren’t planning to come back. And, despite talk of deadlines and threats of mass layoffs, the state doesn’t really have to pass a budget to pay its bills until at least May. Even then, there may be other options that could extend the standoff for months.

As the teenagers like to put it: YES!!

Writes Robert Wenzel (who has a great blog on economics): “Just think, no new laws, no new regulations and no new taxes can be passed in the state of Wisconsin.”

That’s what we need here with California’s Legislature: total gridlock. Don’t put Gov. Brown’s tax-increase vote on the ballot. Don’t enact any laws. Don’t pass a budget.

Do only one thing: Leave us alone.

March 3, 2011

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  1. Tylerle13
    Tylerle13 3 March, 2011, 12:26

    Legislative inactivity would be the first step toward an economic recovery in California. We dont need hundreds of new regulations on grocery bags and “No Cussing” resolutions every year.

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  2. David from Oceanside
    David from Oceanside 4 March, 2011, 19:39

    That quote comes from Walter Block who should be on everyone’s favorite economist list.

    The turncoat immoral California chamber of commerce is leaking they will join the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce with their endorsement of $70 billion in new taxes. They claim it will provide “stability”. How is it they see ever larger government stable? They may have many friends in big business but they certainly are not a friend of the small businessman and entrepreneur.

    California government could be reduced by half overnight and people like me would hardly notice any disruption. If there were a disruption that people did not want, the market would quickly respond and fill any need.

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  3. Adelita por libertad
    Adelita por libertad 5 March, 2011, 23:14

    There are the usual suspects who side with the public employee unions who believe the tax increases, even if put on the ballot will lose, and they hope then to go back to pushing for a constitutional convention to ‘fix’ our State Constitution. The same factions of course are leafleting voters with their cries about this attack on public employees having collective bargaining as being a civil rights issue.

    They’re half right. It is. It’s an abuse of power on the small business owners, the middle class private sector employees, the taxpayers. It’s forced labor, it’s extortion, it’s corrupt.

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