We have tried to reach California lawmakers to get their views on California's Triple-Threat: 1) Public sector organized labor, 2) un-elected, un-checked parasitic bureaucracies and 3) lobbyists. Mum is the word.
Not to be outdone, the California Teacher's Association not only wants a more "responsible budget" by increasing taxes, but is working on an initiative to increase taxes.
- The California Teachers Association recently lobbied for what can best be described as an oxymoronic "responsible budget by increasing taxes" argument. Then they turn around and pump $1,300,000.00 to obsolete traditional marriage, arguably placing a good number of children at risk, while at the same time opposing Proposition 4 with similar consequences.
Prop. 8 received 2,150,000 more votes than did Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was reelected in 2006
- The California Supreme Court has accepted original jurisdiction of three cases that claim Proposition 8 is a constitutional revision rather than a constitutional amendment and thus should not have been presented to voters. The implications of the Court’s order accepting the case, is that a ruling on Prop 8’s validity can be expected in a matter of months, rather than potentially years of protracted litigation. The cases seeking to invalidate Proposition 8 are Strauss v. Horton, S168047; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078; and Tyler v. State of California, S168066.
In a speech to the Joint Session of the Legislature today, the transcript of Governor Schwarzenegger Addressing Joint Session of State Legislature indicate the Governor's willingness to propose "...once again to eliminate and consolidate more than a dozen state departments, boards and commissions. These include the Waste Management Board, the Court Reporters Board, the Department of Boating and Waterways and the Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee and so on."