Rising costs push California cities to fiscal brink
Facing the same financial stressors that pushed San Bernardino toward bankruptcy, cities across California are slashing day-to-day services and taking other drastic actions to skirt a similar fiscal collapse.
For some, it may not be enough.
San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city to seek bankruptcy protection in the last month and, while no one expects the state to be consumed by municipal insolvencies, other cities teeter on the abyss.
San Jose John wrote: Great line! Current culture is so used to "getting someone else to pay for it"--whatever "it" may be--that our cities are finally going broke, which was inevitable.
Don't feel alone out there, John. California will have plenty of company if the liberal Dems don't get the boot this coming election. Four more years ought to pretty well seal our demise as a sovereign nation.
"Steve Tracy, a fire engineer and spokesman for the city firefighters union, said San Bernardino's labor groups already gave up $10 million in concessions. He blamed the financial crisis on the mayor and former city manager spending money on such pet projects as a new downtown movie theater.
"Before you start putting blame on the labor groups, get your own fiscal house in order," Tracy said. "
While the parasites argue with each other over whose at fault, the host has died.
Better speak up Nov 6 or we'll continue to be consumed alive by the parasites.