◼ California voters kill budget measures
The "big five" elected leaders -- Schwarzenegger and the legislative chieftains from both houses -- are slated to begin closed-door meetings today...
There's the source of your problem, and it is going to be more of the same. These are the people whose job it has been to keep the state financially healthy, whose job it was to make sure that they did not spend more than they had, and whose job it was to plan for a rainy day.
Instead they spend, and spent and spent, and they fought the Governor when he tried to make needed cuts. Again and again and again. They have had their chance. This last ditch attempt to get the voters to allow them to keep spending has failed. Their caucusing to defeat the opposing party has kept them from working for the people.
Now it is time to remove every last one from office - and failing that, since it cannot and will not happen, strip them of their party associations and affiliation for as long as they hold elected office. Force them back to work for the people they so wanted to serve, and not the party the ended up serving.