For eight fulfilling years, I was privileged to serve the people of San Diego as an elected member of the State Assembly.
"You are advised as follows ..."
Both the San Diego City Council and the board of supervisors are attempting to balance their budgets.
The durn railroads do, that's who.
To find the roots of the present budget disaster in California, and most other states throughout the nation, one need look no further than the extremely foolish decision made by the United States Supreme Court in Baker v. Carr (1962).
In the world of professional politics, the above quotation is the standard reply when one is questioned about any public inconsistency with a prior political position.
"Crime is like the weather. Everyone talks about it, but no one can do anything about it." -- Will Rogers
Verisimilitude n.: The quality or state of appearing to be true.
During a previous economic slowdown, I asked a distinguished local businessman what he thought the appropriate policy was to deal with the economy. His response was "I don't know about the government, but I use these times as an opportunity to get rid of our deadwood."
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