I note that friend and RedState colleague Dan McLaughlin has noted Moonbeam Brown’s minion’s response to the suggestion by certain South Californians (as opposed to Southern Californians, if you get that distinction) that they’re tired of dealing with the dysfunctional state government in Sacramento:
“If you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there’s a place called Arizona,” Brown spokesman Gil Duran said.
Just some minor points about that. Riffing off of Dan’s points about California:
- Arizona’s unemployment rate is 9.1% (California’s is 11.7%).
- Arizona balanced its budget this year, for the first time in a while.
- Arizona’s debt? 47 billion. California’s? 377 billion.
- Lastly, I’ll grant that Arizona’s apparent AA- rating ain’t so hot, but it’s still better than California’s A-.
Still, all in all… given that Arizona’s currently digging itself out of the same kind of fiscal hole that California is digging itself into, I’m not sure what Moonbeam’s minion is bragging about. How far the rubble’s going to bounce, maybe? – Sorry, that’s the best guess that I can make.