At lunchtime today I decided to take matters into my own hands and help save the State of California which is in fiscal strife at present. This is what I did …
I sent this E-mail to Governor Schwarzenegger …
I then received this formal reply …
We will see what he says!
Brief technical note: The E-mail address for the Governor shown in my E-mail client bounces (they block it) and you are then diverted into a WWW-based form which enables you to send the E-mail as shown. Then you get the feedback page once they accept it.
Update: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 – a week later
No reply from Arnie yet. I’m patient though! But a reader sent me this report from the Sacramento BeeM the main newspaper in the capitol.
Bill would let IOUs pay for Calif. taxes, fees
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2009 – 1:48 pm
SACRAMENTO — State vendors and contractors could use their government-issued IOUs to pay state taxes, fees and liens under a bill approved by an Assembly committee.
The Business and Professions Committee unanimously passed the bill by Assemblyman Joel Anderson during its first legislative hearing Tuesday. The bill requires the state to accept its own IOUs as payment for money owed to the government.
Anderson, a Republican from La Mesa, says the measure would help businesses and others being paid with IOUs. The state began issuing the warrants last week as lawmakers struggle to close a $26.3 billion deficit.
The Assembly speakers’ office has not decided if the bill needs a second committee hearing before it can be considered by the full Assembly.
Update: Thursday, July 98, 2009
Here is a picture of California’s “new currency”, after:
A California tax authority announced today that it would accept state-issued IOUs as payment from those who owe personal or corporate state taxes.