While California prepares for another predictably sunny Christmas, the Golden State is facing anything but that scenario in the run-up to the yuletide.
In his latest column, Victor Davis Hanson breaks down the political head cold affecting California during the holidays, starting with the molasses-paced construction for high-speed rail, which is forcing Central Valley drivers into nonstop gridlock.
Meanwhile, California’s gas tax hike has taken effect and making it more expensive for low income Californians to get to work and school. The problem with it? Sacramento views the gas tax hike as a stocking stuffer (even though it isn’t fully implemented) and wants to tax motorists for each mile they drive.
Meanwhile, fires rage along California’s coast – from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara – where the warriors of California’s on-going social engineering fight reside.
While all of these crises envelop California’s chimney, legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown merely strengthen their focus on their continued social engineering campaign.
And little mentioned among that select crowd? California’s incredibly dry autumn, which could give way to another devastating drought with no new storage options in sight.
Hanson’s verdict: stick to the bread and butter of governing before addressing the lofty goals of a so-called postmodern society.