Beside, California has been a republican state for eight years of the governator?
Stephen, to quote Ronald Reagan, THERE YOU GO AGAIN, Governor Jerry Brown assumed the governor's office January 3, 2011. So he has been there what, almost 18 months, and you act as if this is his first rodeo as governor, when last we checked he was also Governor from 1975-1983. You may know more about his record during his first terms as governor so I will defer to you on his greatness during those years.
I do know that last year, in California, Jerry vetoed the budget presented by his own party, claiming it to be unbalanced, which led to the state controller holding government checks for 12 days, which made many in California, very happy with Jerry back in office, as you can imagine. Now the state legislatures are looking to borrow 10 billion to get them to a balanced budget OR they will need to CUT education, limit the school year by a few weeks. So they have their own problems in Cali, with Jerry, who is on the clock, not Arni, I would encourage you to move on from the Arni days, but if you cannot, I understand, its easier to live in the past than put it behind you.
I agree that Highways lose money, no argument from me. State run highways are a joke. Lexus Lanes are nothing new, Illinois and Wisconsin tolls were outsourced to private companies, I don't know if they make a profit or not, jury probably still out, which is why you don't see a lot of private companies wanting to take on tolls as a profit center. Can't wait for the ENRON toll lanes, that will be the day.
I don't believe that spending Billions on HSR is what California Should be doing when it cannot pay its employees, this is my point.