Wondering when California's budget is going to get fixed

One great thing about California is they're not allowed to go into debt, like the federal government. They must always balance their budget. And yet the California legislature has failed to address this problem and has let deadline after deadline slip by, in seeming mockery, in spite of Gov. Schwarzenegger's continued pleas and coaxing. When … Continue reading Wondering when California's budget is going to get fixed

Obama wants to increase airport security tax

We're currently getting charged $2.50 per passenger to go through the security theater* at our airports. Now the Obama administration wants to increase this fee. Quoting from this article at the Economist: "The Homeland Security portion of Obama's proposed 2010 budget (PDF) includes a plan to raise the fees by an as-yet-undisclosed amount in 2012. … Continue reading Obama wants to increase airport security tax