California is not a state that comes to mind when talking about fiscal responsibility. It is a state mired in terrible spending ideas, after all. It’s the first state to seriously look into a single-payer healthcare system (they found that creating such a system would require doubling the state budget). It’s a state that is drowning in over a trillion dollars of unfunded pension liability. It’s a state famous for raising taxes on everyone they can (except tech corporations in Silicon Valley, who they fear will flee the state), and for terrible legislation concerning the Second Amendment. Soon, they will also be famous for designing a bullet-train to nowhere, and doing so in a way that likely violates legal constraints on the project.
The bullet train, which Governor Jerry Brown pushed for along with most of the California Democrat Party, went from …
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