California budget crisis: a genuine tragicomedy

If it wouldn’t too terribly inconvenience the California legislature when they return from their month-long July vacation – taken in lieu of working together to pass a budget – could they possibly try to pass the budget when they return all sun-tanned and rested in August?

Don’t bet on it.

Instead there will probably be more frenzied attacks against evildoers on The Other Side for blocking a budget, followed by more paralysis and a continued cratering of California’s credit rating. Surely it’s more important for legislators to work on their sun tans rather than perform the jobs they were elected to do. And forget about that pesky state constitution that mandates that budgets must be passed by June 15. Anyone have more sun tan lotion?

Truly, our legislators have their priorities right.

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