While Rome burned, Nero fiddled: Today, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released what his own staff said was a devastating budget proposal. Meanwhile, the de facto leader of the state’s self-proclaimed party “of the little guy,” state Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, was hobnobbing with lobbyists and campaign contributors in the wealthy California enclave of Pebble Beach. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) is hosting the annual Speaker's Cup, the state Democratic Party's biggest fundraiser of the year. Well-heeled interest groups have been asked to contribute $60,000 for two days of golf, four hotel rooms, two evenings of dinner and access to one of the most powerful people in the state Legislature.”
"Prognosis - Negative..."
Finally, I’ll end this with a great bit of news: “No pay raise for Congress in 2011!”