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Republicans and Mad Max

eutwerpe Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:35 AM
California Needs to Reign in DEBT! No Bail out! White House Petition: (Sign & Share) E-Sign petition on the White House petitions site, We the People. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-california-institute-austerity-measures-citizens-usa-are-asked-bailout-golden-state/psSxRFGy
The incomparable Walter Russell Mead, writing in the American Interest, offered a glimpse into the coming dystopia:

"Things are getting worse in San Bernardino. The city filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but its financial situation has continued to deteriorate. And now with what promises to be a heated court battle over payments to the state pension fund in the offing, further cuts are likely.

"Things are getting so bad that at a recent city council meeting, the city attorney advised residents to 'lock their doors and load their guns' because the city could no longer afford to keep up...