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California's running out of money.
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Posted 12/10/08

Sacramento, Calif. – California lawmakers just got a Henry Paulson-like ultimatum from state officials: If they don't act, the state could be forced to suspend road, bridge, and other public-works projects as early as next week. Come March, California will be out of cash for even day-to-day operations.

A confluence of the national recession and years of legislative budget games is squeezing the Golden State as never before. Although it's not the largest budget gap the state has ever faced, this time it will be harder for California to get help from private lenders. Standard & Poor's now ranks it lower than any other state except Louisiana, which shares the same rating.

The question is: Will lawmakers finally make the tough budget decisions they've put off for so long?

"Because California does have a perennial budget crisis, it's very easy to fall into the 'boy who cried wolf' syndrome," says Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. "This time the sky is really falling."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20081210/ts_csm/abellyup


~ Well, now... I wonder what's next? I'm hoping that it would be my country. XD
Nah, I'm bluffing. But surely, this will be a lesson. Hopefully.


California can still do their thing to bring up again the money that they all lost.
... but eh, I don't really know why they're in such a situation, really.
Posted 12/10/08
me neither it doesn't make much sense to me
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Posted 12/10/08 , edited 12/10/08
~"GIVE MEH MONEY IF JOU WANT TO LIVE!"
~"HASTA LA VISTA, CALIFORNIA!"
~"I'M NOT INTO POLITICS, I'M INTO.....OH WAIT"
~"TO CRUSH YOUR STATE, SEE THEIR CASH DRIVEN BEFORE YOU AND HEAR THE LAMENTATION OF THE GAYS"

and the list goes on
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Posted 12/10/08
hope it doesn't happen to my country....
Posted 12/10/08
Take That CALIFORNIA!!!!!

ETHOPIA ETHOPIA ETHOPIA ETHOPIA ETHOPIA!!!!!!!
Posted 12/10/08
Hmmm, yes, very intriguing. *pretends to be bothered*
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24 / M / O.C. So.Cal
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Posted 12/10/08
i live in california o well...we still have fort knox so we won't be totally destroyed
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Oh well, I don't care. I don't live there so, good luck to whomever does.
Posted 12/10/08
Well California is going to go down either way: from loss of money or being torn from the continent and falling into the ocean. At least that's what they say
Posted 12/10/08
Wow, I can't believe this. Anyway, it will never happen in my country. We've got very strong government! Got that?
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Posted 12/10/08

stareye_pink wrote:

Wow, I can't believe this. Anyway, it will never happen in my country. We've got very strong government! Got that?


not if we decide that singapore might have weapons of mass destruction!
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27 / M / Big bad ass Los A...
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Posted 12/10/08
California out of money by March 2009, the end of the world as we know it!!!!!!
Chaos, and anarchy will spread throughout the streets! Helter Skelter is coming down fast!!
Posted 12/10/08

Drkcloud wrote:


stareye_pink wrote:

Wow, I can't believe this. Anyway, it will never happen in my country. We've got very strong government! Got that?


not if we decide that singapore might have weapons of mass destruction!


Not if Lee Kuan Yew is still alive.
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Posted 12/10/08
Nuu, I live in Cali

Oh well, we're going to all die by an earthquake and float west across the ocean anyway.
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Posted 12/10/08
oh wellz, on ppl in da USA can take dwn da USA, looks like we r being picked off piece be piece
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