Thursday, August 7, 2008

If I Was Governor

Today we are 38 days past the date by which the legislature of the state of California are Constitutionally required to pass a budget. The oath they take here includes the phrase
... and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter ...
OK they swear to do what they are required, then fail to do so. That's malfeasance in my book. Arrest them. Lock the doors to the state capital building and don't let out. Completely suspend their salaries. Prosecute them.

But that's me. I'm not very subtle.

I do wonder how fast the legislature would work under those conditions, or if they'd ever fail to meet the deadline again.


K T Cat said...

It would certainly be interesting. Did they even pass a continuing resolution?

Ohioan@Heart said...

Nope. Nada. The Governator is trying to cut the salaries of State workers to minimum wage. Many of them have quit. Frankly, I'd rather dump the whole freaking legislature than a single State employee.

For an additional view check out this post from the Monastery of Misc Musings from Aug 6.