Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Victimized by the 'poor'

Here Jill Stewart takes on California's suicidal entitlement politics:

WHO IS NEEDY in California? The state treasury raked in $5 billion extra this year, state officials say, but because of what Finance Director Tom Campbell calls 'autopilot spending,' we must pay out $10 billion extra -- $5 billion more than we got. Special-interest groups say much of it can't be helped -- it's for the 'poor.' For years, the Legislature has been busy shifting the earnings of one group of Californians into the pockets of another. That's why California is both a high-tax state and a constant magnet for low-income newcomers, as recorded by the U.S. Census.
Read the whole thing: if you're a Californian, you might try to turn back the tide; if you're not, you'll want to make sure this never happens to you. Hat tip: American Thinker