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At least, that’s what The Governator thinks. The LA Times has the scoop:
In a letter obtained by The Times, the governor warns that tight credit has dried up funds California routinely relies on and it may have to seek emergency aid within weeks.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, alarmed by the ongoing national financial crisis, warned Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson on Thursday that the state might need an emergency loan of as much as $7 billion from the federal government within weeks.
Where in the world could California possibly get $7 billion from? If only there was a substance that could be grown easily across the entire state, that we could then tax and export around the country at a premium price. Something that could easily bring in billions of dollars to the state’s economy. Also, it would be great if it didn’t do as much harm to society as alcohol and tobacco, and there was already a demonstrated demand for it. Wouldn’t that be great? I’m gonna go smoke a joint and think about this some more.