By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Californians don’t trust state government. A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals that only 6 percent of voters believe that government does not waste much money. You read correctly – only 6 percent have confidence that tax revenue is being spent wisely.
Of course the entrenched political class based in Sacramento would have you believe that state government always operates with integrity — even though currently three state Senators are on leave because of criminal conduct ranging from perjury to taking bribes and gun running – and makes efficient use of every taxpayer dollar. The problem, they say, is not the conduct of bureaucrats and politicians, it is that taxpayer advocate curmudgeons, like this writer, are constantly finding fault and exaggerating minor mistakes. Continue reading