Let me sum up the situation: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown of California vetoed a garbage budget that the Democratic controlled-legislature of California hastily passed under a deadline so as to not lose any of their paychecks (there was an initiative passed that makes that the penalty for not passing a budget). The Governor instead wants his garbage budget passed, complete with ‘temporary’ tax hikes, but would rather blame Republican legislators for insisting on getting ‘spending caps and pension reform’ in return for the tax hikes than in, say, actually instituting spending caps and pension reform. And the aforementioned penalty for a late budget? Turns out that there’s a loophole: the legislature just had to pass something, so they’re going to end up keeping their salaries. Just you watch.
In other words, welcome to California. Here’s your accordion!
(Via AoSHQ Headlines)