- From Peter Schrag: "Many (Americans) may also be shocked to learn that California voters, even during the latest fiscal crisis, have cheerfully continued to pass one billion-dollar spending program after another without the revenues to pay for them."
- Jean Ross calls it "unthinkable" to approve Schwarzenegger's plan, which "would would slash funding for schools and community colleges by $5.3 billion - a cut of more than $750 for every student in California’s public schools; add 940,000 children to the rolls of the uninsured by eliminating the Healthy Families Program, which offers low-cost health coverage to low-income children; and end the CalGrant Program, putting college out of reach for tens of thousands of young people – the work force California needs to ensure its economic future."
"Unthinkable," huh? I like this issue because it doesn't feel "liberal" or "conservative" or political -- it seems philosophical, and common sensical. The unemployment rate in South Carolina, where the glimmer has always been humble, is currently 12.1%. California needs to sell some of its celebrity jewelry before looking to Carolina for a bailout. (Sorry, Monica!)