Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Do You Follow your Budget?
One of the other writers at my home town newspaper, the Morgan Hill Times, fired a salvo at the legislature over the lack of a California State Budget. I don't always agree with Lisa Pampuch, but I do on this one. And it gave me a couple of ideas.
I would have loved to see a GP Press Release on this issue have been equally hard on the legislature as it was on Arnold. To begin with this problem has been in the making for a long time. The legislature is filled with bright people. They knew what was happening and chose to play politics rather than to take care of the people's business. Every action has been chosen in order to gain re-election (for you party if you are bing term limited out). Rather than seek any kind of compromise that will work, they choose to posture and preen and issue meaningless press releases that are aimed at getting votes, not at telling us the truth of the matter.
The second idea comes from the fact that Lisa suggested that we all take our had at trying to set up a budget for California. The basic information and a model is there to play with at the Next10 site.
We all say that the Green Party could do a better job. Well, lets prove it. Let's get our best minds to work on developing a proposed Green budget for California. Use the Next10 site. Then, defend it against any and all critics. If you think you have it down, let me know and I will give it a front page post and everyone can let you know what they think of it.