Public Service Announcement: If you've elected people who are so spend-happy that they "accidentally" encounter an $11 BILLION budget deficit, please don't come crying to Virginia when your cost-of-living jumps through the roof. You really ought to sit tight where you are, and suffer the consequences of your voting habits.
Seriously, we really need to start rethinking some of the "progressive" politics that have led us to have an increasingly Soviet economy. Do we as a nation really want to end up with the same inept, centrally-managed economy that destroyed Russia's productivity?
California serves as a very powerful example of how dangerous a permanent, full-time legislature truly is.