A couple months ago I posted about a teacher at my school who, after hearing about forthcoming furlough days and dire budget cuts, cried out in exasperation, "When will this end?" This teacher is a flaming lib, and in my mind I replied to her that it will end when she stops voting for Democrats for every single statewide office and for the legislature. One-party rule never works, even when it's your party that rules.
The dominoes are falling in California. First Vallejo filed for bankruptcy. Then Stockton, Mammoth Lakes, San Bernardino, and coming soon, potentially Compton and Fresno.
These cities, like the state itself, spent lavishly when times were good, making no provisions whatsoever for the "back side of the hill", which inevitably comes. Who, in Democratically-controlled California, could possibly say no to a public employee union, especially when the coffers are flush?
So when will this end? When we elect adults to office, people who have at least vestiges of a backbone and can exercise at least a modicum of fiscal reason.