Cal. legislature declares budget crisis over, looks for ways to get rid of excess cash

From KCBS radio in California (via Michelle Malkin):

A key legislative committee in California revived a bill Thursday to create a government-run health care system in the nation’s most populous state, two days after Massachusetts elected a senator who opposes the president’s national health care plan.

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the bill for a vote by the full Senate next week. The legislation had been held over from last year because of the state’s ongoing budget crisis.

So that must mean the “ongoing budget crisis” is over, time for another bloated government entitlement from the CA legislature!

[State Senator Mark] Leno said the system could be funded with a payroll tax along with existing state and federal money and increased efficiencies from a state-managed system …

Oh yes, because we all know how efficient state-managed systems tend to be. And increasing payroll taxes sure will help the state’s unemployment rate, which is higher than the national rate of 10 percent.

But this plan has at least one advantage over the proposed “health care reform” bills being debated in Congress – it will be inflicted on only one state rather than on the entire nation. This is the beauty of federalism, and one more reason to defeat ObamaCare.

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