Friday, December 24, 2010

The Governor Elect's Decision on the California DC office

California gets 78¢ for each dollar we send in taxes to DC.   According to the latest Tax Foundation computations we are 43rd among the states in receiving federal dough.   When the current governor raised the idea about return, I suggested in a post earlier this year that trying to get to the top of the list was not something most rational people would seek - states near the top are either very small or very poor.

We've got 55 members of congress from the state (including our two senators) plus there are tons of other Californians back there frequently. So Brown's decision to reduce the Washington presence from the current six people to two seems in the right direction.   Bravo.

1 comment:

Mia said...

Some people want to spend more money to get back more money? That doesn't make any sense.