More On The Golden State

I’ve posted before on California’s terrible financial problems, and here’s an interesting article on the reaction to those problems. The article states what seems to be to be a fair proposition: if governmental entities want to raise taxes, they should be able to articulate why and how those increased taxes will result in better services. If California can’t provide any examples of how its decades of increased spending have made life better for Californians, it will never convince voters to approve increased taxes. On the other hand, arguing that voters are just greedy idiots, or that the state will dissolve into chaos if new taxes aren’t imposed, doesn’t seem like an approach that is likely to be successful in changing voters’ minds.

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