Michelle Malkin » California lawmakers pass single-payer…as state heads towards bankruptcy again
How much do you want to bet that the reason they did this is because they think the federal government will bail them out and pay for their socialist care?
I noted the California Senate Appropriations Committee’s plans last week to push a single-payer program through the legislature.
Showing their impeccable timing, the progressives approved the bill in the Senate yesterday at a cost of $200 billion a year…just as the state controller announced that California is set to run out of cash again in April:
State Controller John Chiang issued a stern warning Friday about California’s cash reserves, telling legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger they must act on nearly $9 billion in budget cuts the governor is seeking by March — or the state will run out of cash to pay its bills.
Without making those cuts — which Chiang says will pump $1.3 billion into the state’s checking account — California would be broke by April 1, no fooling.