Recall op-ed piece by Rush
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|Wed, 08-13-2003 - 9:48am|
Republicans may have been among the most active supporters of the recall movement, but it would be a mistake to ignore its broad appeal. There have been more than 30 attempts to recall California governors, including Ronald Reagan. This is the first such effort to make it to the ballot. The reason: Opposition to Davis is so widespread.
Californians are also voting with their feet. They are leaving the state in bigger numbers than citizens of other states are arriving. California's population growth is caused by the influx of immigrants -- many of them illegal. Davis' answer is to increase taxes and cut basic services to the citizens, while increasing benefits for illegal immigrants -- including driver's licenses, in-state college tuition benefits, etc.
Moreover, between 1998 and 2001, state spending increased more than 35 percent. California's $38 billion shortfall was larger than the budgets of most states. California's bond rating has been slashed, increasing the cost of its enormous debt. And during this time, Davis added more than 25,000 state employees to the public payroll.>>