The California budget deficit could go away easily if liberals removed some of its unnecessary environmental regulations. California holds deposits of many resources including oil and gas that could be leased to companies for over 50 billion dollars.
Unfortunately, the elite are blocking those efforts with shrieks of global warming and the fear of more people using cars and depending less of public transit, not to mention fears of oil spills and all this mumbo jumbo about animal rights. (Which take precedent over the rights of human beings every time, especially if they are not yet born.)
Rich liberals and others with shore property do not want to live next to oil rigs parked off the cost of Santa Barbara or Half moon Bay. They say, "Who cares about poor people who have to spend more and work harder to make ends meet?" The truth is that they can be harvested with land based rigs with slanted piping. That still hasn't satisfied the left which still considers the environment to have a higher precedent over the poor in California who pay some of the highest living costs in the nation.
The budget deficit is causing major problems in the state. Government workers face being fired, welfare checks and tax refunds are coming to a halt, add to this, Californians are making plans to borrow more money for a new 80 billion dollar transit system that is supposed to hook up every major city in the state. California faces becoming the state with the worst credit rating in the nation and its economic growth has decreased rapidly. This year, California, a state once considered the 3rd strongest economy in the world and one of the wealthiest, found it became the tenth worst economy, trailing behind Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Arkansas and Connecticut. It is only a few notches ahead of Rhode Island, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Kentucky. (Maine ranked 46th. Up from 48th but that will change for the worst soon.)
California can become the best state again. Simply by reducing taxes and business regulations, caring more about new jobs and revenues than bugs rats and spotted owls along with enforcing immigration laws, the state can pull itself out of its problems. But Liberals never listen. They want us to believe that they care but in reality do not. Instead they continue to follow the same failed policies that got them there to begin with. Its what Benjamin Franklin called the definition of insanity.
It won't be long now before California goes dry and starts to become as terrible as Maine, Michigan and Massachusetts. Yes, California is on its way to becoming a west coast version of Maine and Massachusetts.