Yes the cities are getting restless - in California.
More than 180 California cities have passed resolutions threatening to sue the state if lawmakers approve a budget plan that would seize $4.7 billion in local funds to help close the state’s massive deficit, according to the League of California Cities.I think this may be a trial balloon for the Federal Government.
Judy Mitchell, mayor of Rolling Hills Estates and president of the League of California Cities, described the budget proposal as a “ponzi scheme that passes off responsibility to future governors, legislators and to our taxpayers.”
The plan announced Monday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders uses a variety of means to essentially shift part of the state’s $26.3-billion budget deficit to city and county governments. The prospect of losing $313 million in redevelopment funds and $109 million in gasoline taxes prompted the lawsuit threat from Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday. The cities and league would join the L.A. County lawsuit.
The Declaration of Independence had a few words on the subject.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.It seems as if the serfs are starting to stand up. Revolution is in the wind. By ballot if that can be done. By other means if not.