Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Then Jerry Brown became governor...

"I think we're seeing in California the limits of the democratic process in a Big Government state. The statist workforce and the dependency class can outvote the productive class. And, given the number of Californian small businesses who'll be ordering the U-Haul in the morning, that electoral gap will only widen in 2012 and beyond. California is Greece: The arithmetic does not allow for meaningful correction. The question is whether Texas and other non-insane states will volunteer to play Germany to Sacramento's ouzo-swiggers." - Mark Steyn California used to build infrastructure, boast great universities, and educate its children well. Then Jerry Brown became governor and set the state on a different course. -The Brown Wall 

Monday, November 01, 2010

Identifying the "Special Interest Groups"

"The special interest groups putting the most money into campaigns this year are almost all on the left and contributing to Democrats, despite scare articles put out by the New York Times and others focusing on contributions by the moderate U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The number of unions alone listed as top contributors is alarming."[...]"What is most disturbing about this is that government is now indirectly the largest special interest group influencing elections. How did this union [AFSCME] get to be so powerful? Through gradual expansion of the size of government. Now that AFSCME has become this powerful, it has enormous influence ensuring that government remains bloated and continues expanding."... - Rachel Alexander
Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2010: List