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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 07:46 PM
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30. Proposition 13 v. Proposition 98 - Supermajority War
Edited on Tue Feb-17-09 06:25 PM by Median Democrat
I have to admit, I am almost curious to see what happens if the GOP gets its wish, and forces the State to solve the $41 billion deficit entirely through spending cuts. You would have to cut all state funding to UC and CSU system, fire all correctional employees and the California Highway patrol. In other words, we may get a Republican utopia similar to Iraq.

Then again, like Proposition 8, this will be entirely a voter created mess. They passed the propositions that lead to this mess, then they elected 1/3 Republicans to complete the mess. The dirty secret is that California's State legislators don't have much discretion in raising taxes or cutting spending due to the automatic mandates and supermagority requirements.

We should probably recall everyone, but the replacemetns would still be left with a mess of a California Constitution that has been messed with beyond recognition.
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