Thursday, March 15, 2012

UCSC Alum 'n Stanford Prof: "mostly liberal students angry at mostly liberal policies of a mostly liberally governed state."

another view, see: Who's to blame in California?

" in recent years the number of upper-income earners in California has radically shrunk -- by a third between 2007 and 2009 alone. Apparently, wealthy Californians are either fleeing to nearby no-income-tax states or have become less well-off after years of economic downturn, higher taxes, and overregulation of business. Meanwhile, the number of California's Medicaid recipients grew at 70 percent of the general population increase over the last two decades.

In short, there are no longer enough rich Californians "...

-why he goes to Chi town to make the argument- who knows, but love Chicago on St. Pat's!
Didja know : "California is one of 10 states in which lawmakers are allowed to change or add their votes after a bill has passed or failed. In all cases, the lawmaker's change cannot affect the fate of the legislation.

Assembly members in California are among the most aggressive in exercising that option, frequently adding their vote to bills that were taken up while they were not on the floor or changing their votes after the final tally has been announced in the chamber."
see full story.

Some great ideas in this post by Prof. Schwartz
An artificial intelligence winner!

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