State of disarray
California, I have a blueprint for you to get out of tour self-inflicted mess.
First, stop paying for education, housing and medical care for illegal aliens. If they don’t leave after that then send them home. Your one-party rule under the iron fist of Willie Brown — the Castro of the West — is an example of what’s to come for the rest of the country. I always hoped that sooner or later idiotic green policies would collide with the costs to enforce them. Cutting off the water supply to farmers in the most fertile valley in the world because of a fish is just asinine.
The lovely weather and beauty of your state can no longer offset the punishing taxes and regulation that sends business screaming and running to other states. Here’s a message to your governor, who’s only rival in stupidity is Jessie Ventura: Stop Spending. As a taxpayer buried under 12 inches of snow in Nebraska I am still better off than you, but don’t come to me and the rest of the country for a bailout because it ain’t happening.
California, you had the tenth-largest economic engine in the world and you put sugar in the gas tank. To the people of California, you are Americans, there is nothing you can’t do. Take back control of your state; you can start with your vast oil reserves — there’s billions of dollars of revenue to be tapped there. Don’t be like the old prospector in Death Valley who died of thirst with a canteen of water in his hand. Allen J. Ficke Omaha, Nebraska