Those of us who spend time trying to get citizens out to vote, hope those we encourage will cast their votes responsibly. Sometimes, however, as we watch the struggle to find a budget for California, we have to wonder whether voters are willing to accept the truth and to vote for people who will face reality. The L.A. Times today features a tough-love article about the fact that most citizens accept the unworkable structure of California’s budget process. Most voters support requiring a super majority to pass the budget; most voters approve of term limits, yet both these positions have let to an almost comic spectacle of the legislature struggling to provide revenue for the realistic needs of Californians. Whether or not you agree with its suggestions, this article is well worth reading.
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