I just saw this article http://cbs13.com/local/state.deficit.41b.2.885169.html Basically it says that we no longer have an 11.2 billion dollar deficit, but we are looking at a 41.8 billion dollar deficit by next year. WTF? How did that happen? This basically means, that even if we DOUBLE the sales tax from 7.75% to 15.5% we STILL cant cover that deficit!!!! WHERE THE F**K DID THAT MONEY GO!?!? I have a pretty good idea. Yesterday i woke up to the sound of jackhammers outside my front door. What was it you ask? They were jackhammering the sidewalk, not all of it, just parts of it. Now just so you know...these sidewalks were brand new and just put in 6 months ago(my house was only finished 4 months ago!). I live in a new development where everything is brand new and there was nothing wrong with the sidewalks....no bumps, no cracks, no way to trip on anything...sidewalks were perfectly level and as we speak they are outside now paving what they jackhammered away yesterday. I would say they got about 10-15 guys out there doing this job right now, probably wasting 15 to 20k dollars. So I have a question now...what happens WHEN California goes bankrupt? Do basically all the bondholders get screwed or is there more too it? Does anyone lose their jobs? What happens with the social programs? Are the sick and dying going to suffer because of this?