Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The unforgiving minute

If it weren't for the folks--including friends of mine--who live in California and have to live with the consequences of a booby-prize governor and a breathtakingly dysfunctional system of government, I'm not sure I'd know who to root for here:

A group of the biggest U.S. banks said they would stop accepting California's IOUs on Friday, adding pressure on the state to close its $26.3 billion annual budget gap. [...]

The group of banks included Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., among others. The banks had previously committed to accepting state IOUs as payment. California plans to issue more than $3 billion of IOUs in July.

But Californians can thank their lucky stars that they don't have the unjust burden of those vehicle registration fees that former Governor Gray Davis wanted to restore.

Minute's up.

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