May 08, 2009

The Collapse of the Soviet of California?

Any of you morons in California may want to consider relocating unless you've already got your bunker well stocked and prepped.  Apparently the voters feel they're getting taxed too much in California, and will probably reject all the propositions that would raise taxes to pay for the $23 billion shortfall the state government is expecting.  So, since you greedy peasants won't open your change purses for the state anymore, they're going to have to cut services...wanna guess which ones?

As the ballot measures lag in the polls, the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun revealing the cuts it is weighing as an alternative.

On Thursday, the administration advised law enforcement officials that it was preparing plans to commute the sentences of 38,000 state prison inmates, including all illegal immigrants. It also is considering closing some prisons and sending inmates to county jails, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by The Times.

Under the plan, 19,000 illegal immigrants -- 11% of state prisoners -- would be turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency after having their sentences commuted. An additional 19,000 "relatively low-risk offenders" would have their sentences commuted as well.

Earlier in the week, the administration warned local officials that it may raid their budgets for $2 billion and close firehouses.

Opponents of the ballot measures call such proposals scare tactics.

"It's all about fear," said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. "This week it's firefighters; next week they'll threaten school closures."


We've gone from the government asking for more funds to the government demanding tribute from the people, threatening to loose criminals and refuse to maintain law and order if we fail to comply.  Scary stuff.

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