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California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday proposed to slash the state's projected $9.2B deficit...

California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday proposed to slash the state's projected $9.2B deficit next FY with $4.2B in cuts to social services and $4.7B in tax hikes. Unlike previously, the tax measures won't require legislative approval, so Brown will be able to pass the budget without the GOP's input.
Comments (10)
  • California becomes the latest deranged polity to embrace Putinism: tax, regulate, confiscate, collectivize and ignore with contempt and callousness ordinary people.

     

    This is the typical trajectory of a failed state.
    6 Jan 2012, 06:15 AM Reply Like
  • when can they just declare bankruptcy so they can shake off the parasites and/or reboot.
    6 Jan 2012, 06:15 AM Reply Like
  • Until they reform public pensions they will never get to a sustainable budget.

     

    Union members are fiscal rapists with political support paid for by their campaign contributions.
    6 Jan 2012, 06:34 AM Reply Like
  • Utter nonsense. There are no real spending cuts (the state budget submitted is 7% *higher* than last year's), but he is demanding a big tax hike. You at least got that part right. The rest is budget gimmicks and misdirection. Shocking to imagine a politician would engage in such things, I know...just about as shocking as the MSM swallowing it whole and regurgitating it word for word as if they were the PR office for the Democrat politician in question.

     

    http://bit.ly/A6KcFI
    6 Jan 2012, 06:34 AM Reply Like
  • And the conservatives let 'em do it.

     

    Instead of screaming bloody murder, they stand around like a bunch of pansies, afraid to "offend someone" when it's the opportunity of a lifetime to lead and teach.
    6 Jan 2012, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • Hey but they are building the high speed railroad...with no funding after its built....jobs jobs jobs though...lol....
    6 Jan 2012, 07:14 AM Reply Like
  • This isn't the final word, but it's at least a sign that even California might not be stupid enough to do the High Speed Rail To Nowhere.

     

    http://bit.ly/A8IIGV
    6 Jan 2012, 07:21 AM Reply Like
  • Jerry is Obama's "mini-me."
    Or is it the other way around.
    Watch and learn.
    6 Jan 2012, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • Obama four more years, four more years. For our children, for America!
    6 Jan 2012, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • Cuts in social services? No comprende.
    6 Jan 2012, 11:37 AM Reply Like
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