You know that feeling you get when you know that you are about to get royally screwed and their is nothing you can do about it? Yea, that’s the feeling, well if you live in San Diego County, you should be getting that feeling right about now.
There is a new fire burning just south of Julian here in San Diego California. How does this apply to that feeling you are about to get screwed? Around 2000 California discovered a new way of raising taxes, which the put to the test in 2003 and again in 2007.
It goes like this.
Say, that sure is a nice house/community/town you guys got there, sure would be a damned shame if it burnt to the ground. San Diego just released their financial reports, they are several hundred million dollars in the hole. 100 million short of what it will take to just maintain the current city infrastructure, and that’s not counting the 100 million plus required to fix the stuff that is already falling apart.
When the mob does this, it’s called extortion, when the government does it, it’s called BOHICA… (That stands for Bend Over Here It Comes Again)
San Diego California, like most cities in California, hell like the entire state government in California is run so poorly that were it a corporation it’s entire executive staff would be facing criminal charges for negligence and fraud is looking to raise taxes on San Diego Residents again to fill it’s shortfall. A shortfall that is the result of not just poor management, but outright fraud and mind-numbing waste.
Enter fire season to San Diego’s rescue. The last two major wildfires (2003 Cedars Fire and the 2007 Witch Creek Fire) were perfect examples of extortion masquerading as mere criminal negligence. Millions of acres, thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses burnt (not to mention the dozens of people who died) to the ground while fire fighting assets were intentionally left unused by CalFires.
Sometime within the next 24 to 48 hours you can be as sure as the sun rising in the east that the not so subtle message will be given the Resident of San Diego County that the only way to avoid a repeat of the 2003 Cedars Fire and the 2007 Witch Creek Fire will be a needed tax increase, or San Diego and the State of California just wont have the money necessary to pay the firefighter to protect peoples homes.
Like I said above, Say, that sure is a nice house/community/town you guys got there, sure would be a damned shame if it burnt to the ground.