From various sources, this story’s batted around the Internet for the last few days: Study: CA Worst-Governed State in America. So, it wasn’t a bit surprising to see an immediate example of how Jerry Brown, the liberal Democrats have and the teachers union that funded its campaign lied about Proposition 30 in a Register editorial this a.m.: Prop. 30’s pension boost. The only remaining question is how much of 30’s taxes will actually get into CalSTRS’ pension accounts, and not to the schools where Brown and the unions led voters to believe it positively was going.
The Register should be reminded that their conclusion, “…reality is setting in. Government employee pensions continue to devour more of the budget….it’s time for moderate Democrats to step forward. One of them is state Sen. Lou Correa of Santa Ana”, has a major flaw — Lou Correa’s lied to us before. He voted to fund High-Speed Rail after first saying he would not. We should never forget that.
Correa won’t lift a finger to make this right. And neither, as the Register also suggested, will Assembly freshman Sharon Quirk-Silva who won her very close race against incumbent Chris Norby with significant last minute union campaign funding. Quirk-Silva could hardly have overcome the 18-point deficit from her Primary performance without it.