California, that self-absorbed nation-state on our left coast, has always prided itself on being a trend-setter in American culture. Currently the trend they're leading is "What do you do when you've promised citizens the moon, and the bill comes due?"
Put to a referendum, people voted against limiting the government cheese but also against tax increases. Quelle surprise.
I am convinced that the thin end of the political wedge in America is to be found under your typical California elected official's hat.