Of Course, this Article, while Very Telling about....HOW Things HAPPEN in America, unfortunately doesn't even mention the REAL Reason that California Fell into such a Quagmire @ 2000.
SOME of us ...actually REMEMBER, in Spite of the National Media's Untiring Effort to Make us Forget.
In the Late 1990s, ENRON....Seized Complete Control of the Distribution of Natural Gas in the Bulk of Western State Markets, and JACKED UP the Price....700% !!! HURLING California in Particular into Awful Financial Trouble.
As Clinton Left and Bush Came IN: The Davis Government in California....Filed Suit and Requested Justice Department ACTION...to Deal with this Criminal Overreach that was a Direct Assault on the People of California.
Bush, who was a Close Friend of Kenneth Lay, CEO of Enron, a Totally Criminal Enterprise, Refused to SERIOUSLY Look into this Problem.
But, on a Small Scale, there WAS an investigation being Conducted, and it was Being run Out of....BUILDING 7...of the World Trade Towers !
AFTER 911, the Investigation CEASED: We now had...."Much Bigger Things to Deal With, etc."; and California - NEVER Did get ...JUSTICE for the Horrendous Crime Enron Perpetrated on it.
And the MEDIA....was ALL too Happy to Paint Gray as the "Problem" in California, and Help the Population Move to RECALL Him.
In ALL the Years that Schwarzenegger was Governator of California, - HE never was really able to PULL California...UP from the Devastation ENRON Did to the State, EITHER.
It was .... CRONY Capitalism at it's MOST Sickening Level, and the People of California...are STILL Paying for the Crimes of Lay, Skilling and Co.