by CalWatchdog Staff | September 7, 2012 8:38 am
Sept. 7, 2012
By John Seiler
Our colleague Steven Greenhut writes today on Bloomberg about, “Scandals show California is broken, not broke.” An excerpt:
“Voters are accustomed to the scare tactics of tax-hungry politicians who warn of looming cuts in schools and public safety.
“But nothing gets people’s attention like closing parks. And in California, where the state beaches and mountain refuges are as beloved as the politicians are cynical, the strategy has exposed practices that border on the corrupt.
“It started in May 2011 when Governor Jerry Brown announced that “turbulent times” required the “unthinkable” — the shuttering of 70 parks to deal with the state’s enduring fiscal problems. Brown’s critics sensed that he found the proposed cuts to be quite “thinkable” — at least as a ploy to encourage Californians to loosen the grip on their wallets.”
Read the rest here.
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