Not too long ago, California was the envy of the nation- the best economy, most efficient state government and the best schools. Today California is in trouble: faced with perennial budget crises, failing schools and a tax me/sue me/regulate me culture that is making businesses flee the state. It is our elected leaders that have put us here. For the past 40 years, we have had the same broken ideas cycling through the legislature, fed to our elected leaders by the same special interests that have financed their political caste system at we the people’s expense. This is the result of a toxic culture which feels that more government is the solution to every problem.