Golden State Blues by Scott Skipper
What if a free-spirited kingmaker took a hardcore Republican, dressed him up like a Democrat and got him elected governor of America's most liberal state, then tried to have a little fun at the same time.
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About the Author
The author has lived in California for more than forty years and has been witness to the tarnishing of the Golden State. One day he decided to fantasize about saving it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS PAGE-TURNER April 20, 2014 By Burt Boyar Verified Purchase This marvelous book, superbly written, is the story of a man who sees his state of California and all of its God given glory being trampled on and destroyed by self-serving "public servants," the police and teachers' unions and decides to do something about it by becoming Governor. Once in office he starts to clean house. He addresses issues such as officials of bankrupt towns paying themselves salaries in the hundreds of thousand of dollars. He fires them. When some reject his dismissal because they were voted into office he finds ways to oust them, cutting budgets he controls, etc. He empties the prisons of illegal immigrants (saving California millions) by sending them to Nevada and Colorado He is a ruthless dream come true who literally fixes a broken state. His actions that eliminate insane spending fill the State's coffers so well that he is able to remove sales tax and state income tax. Some of the many toes he steps on reach out for help to Washington, D.C. and when the lady president of the U.S.A. cannot reach him (he won't take her many calls) she threatens to cut Federal funding, to which he is able to reply, "Keep your money, we don't need it." California is rich again. In the course of his house cleaning he confronts the Legislators in Sacramento who decide "We'll show him" and leave town and their responsibilities. In the absence of a legislature he is able to assume powers to further clean the mess and crookery. This is not a book for supporters of illegal immigrants and other darlings of the liberal Left. Hopefully it will be an inspiration to some politician who will see that it can be done, that The United States of America can be raised from the dust. The ending broke my heart, when the Legislators, hungry for their lost power, re-convene, vote for impeachment and are supported by the liberal Left voters and this brilliant man is removed from office man. In his absence they begin to re-instate all of the destructive, unaffordable policies he had abolished and by which he had saved the State. Sadly, the author who writes and thinks brilliantly, is a realist and understands the inevitable. I strongly recommend this book to everyone, Conservatives who'll say "Yeah!!!" and Liberals who might become influenced by the other side of the aisle's thinking. That is, if they are truly liberal. This is a great book.