Well, with so many groups already involved –
why isn’t more progress being made –
and what makes the Forum relevant?
No matter how well intentioned many of these private, public and volunteer initiatives may be, ultimately, things have to “pencil out”.
Recently, California has seen super-bond measures in the 10’s of billions of dollars emerge, even as we continue to try and borrow ourselves out of today’s problems into a better future. However, the “math” does not work out.
The Feds are in a sea of red ink – and a debt of nearly 9 trillion Dollars threatens to drown us all.
Here in California, there seems to be competition between the Governor and our Legislature to increase spending through long-term bond obligations (another form of tax) that show no feasible way of ever being paid back.