Something Feral

Digging up the flower-beds.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

WTS: Choppah, LNIB

It's a nice gesture, but that's about as far as it goes:
State officials estimate the giant two-day yard sale being held at a state warehouse will bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to clearing out office products, the state is also selling unclaimed property from state parks and items confiscated by law enforcement, said California Department of General Services spokesman Eric Lamoureux.

The prison department contributed dental chairs and surplus prison shirts and jeans.

"This is a win-win for the state and for shoppers," Schwarzenegger said in a statement Tuesday announcing that a selection of items also would be sold on eBay and Craigslist. "Together we are eliminating waste and providing great deals in this tough economy."
Quick math check: being excessively generous and estimating to a cool one million fiat-bills, out of twenty-six billion dollars of debt, that comes to four one-thousandths of one percent of the total state debt.

I'm really glad these modern, forward-thinking politicians are on the job, or else the Peoples' Republik might be in real trouble.


MikeT said...

Those hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue will be good for a few weeks of chargeable hours for the state employees at the sale...

Doom said...

I wonder if the feds will raid them, to make sure all of THEIR stuff is legal, that their stuff is not on any banned or recall lists. Wouldn't that be a laugh if they ended up paying more in court costs, fees, and fines then they make? It would serve them right.

I suppose I should hope for them, but they will just spend it stupidly even if it is no great amount. Maybe statues of Pol Pot, Kim Il Jong, Stalin, and Kennedy (pick one) in bronze maybe, in parks (or schools) throughout Kalifornia?