I don't live in California but if I did, I'd sure be clamoring for my legislators to demonstrate why the courts needed to take the cut rather than some other programs that are less critical e.g. state parks, local public assistance grants, museums, diverting plans and dollars set aside for new building or renovation projects, etc.
Actually, that's what they're doing now - at least according to my local paper.
Several state parks will be closed, and more state owned real estate will be
On the other hand, government can be as far removed from earth as can be.
For example: we have a local beach, called "Children's Beach" however, for
years and years now, the seals have made this stretch of beach their home.
People complained that it has to become a kid's beach again and after several
lawsuits and instances, it was finally decided to come up with a plan to get
rid of the seals. The city got a proposal for over $ 600,000 to remove the
seals and was even contemplating to accept such proposal until the outcry
of the public intervened. Now they want to install a recording of barking dogs
to get rid of the seals. Crazy, crazy, but that's California for you!
We're (government) spending money foolishly, and have gotten the bill