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Do you see how California is so broke?

Because of this type of mess..un-friggin-believable

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.


Asked by tnmomofive at 11:43 AM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:50 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Yes, I do see. But don't be surprised when the nation is asked to bail them out, so that all of us have to pay for that state's leadership's decisions.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:44 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • That's why I don't live there anymore..

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:45 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:52 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • CSU- asked for a 15% fee increase last week. UC- will ask for an 8% increase in the coming weeks. My boy is in the UC system- they raised tuition fees 30% last year. Brown has already talked of raising taxes and cutting spending- it's what must be done.


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:52 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Actually, the immigrants aren't the only reason California is broke. You could kick every single one out of the country, EVERY ONE, and the state would STILL be in the hole by billions!

    The state is broke because the voters started passing measure after measure that costs money. The initiative system has become an abused system, and the legislature does nothing because there's no danger. Did you know that ALL state legislative incumbents were re-elected in CA this year? All of them. Their districts are gerrymandered as safe territory.

    That's about to change. One GOOD thing the voters did was support a citizens committee to handle redistricting in the future. Things will start changing and districts will no longer be safe. That will make a difference. But we also need to stop ballot box budgeting.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • "it certainly does not help..not to mention illegals being catered to yet citizens aren't "

    I don't disagree, but can't actually think of a single case where citizens are NOT catered to. I know there will be many ready to pop up and cite cases.

    The real deal? If Californians hadn't had a collective hissy fit in 2003 and dealt with the vehicle license fee increase then instead of an expensive gubernatorial recall, we'd be seeing a different picture. (And we ended up getting the VLF increase ANYWAY... which wound up being FAR less onerous than everyone thought. VLF is only part of the registration fee.)

    For the most part, we Californians have only ourselves to blame... and we have to get ourselves out of the hole.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:33 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I don't agree with this decision at all but there is so much more to Cali's financial problems than illegal related issues.


    Answer by Friday at 12:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • "That's why I don't live there anymore.."

    Me too!!

    Answer by kittieashy at 5:02 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 11:43 AM on Nov. 16, 2010