Archive for August 2nd, 2008


Embattled Arnold

Many states are having budget shortfalls. This is the result of spending too much or not taking in enough taxes to cover the spending. If this happens in your house, there is a tangible reaction. The power is shut off, you stop going to dinner at Applebee’s every night, etc. There’s a shortfall in California and the Gubernator has felt that laying off 10,000 government employees was a good idea. The unions and other gored ox organizations are filing suit. Figure that any savings that would have been realized from the layoff move will now be swallowed up in litigation. Here’s a nifty concept for unions and government employees: no one is entitled to a job that cannot be funded.