Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Governor Jerry Brown seems to understand the problem and has come up with an accurate diagnosis. Predictably his prescription is not the proper treatment. Like Senator Feinstein, no matter what the problem they prescribe more taxes with attendant wasteful spending.
Since they want to play doctor with California’s economy they must be taught what every first year medical student learns; “Primum non nocere,”First do no harm. Their prescriptions mot only do harm but will ultimately kill the patient.
There is hope however, California’s liberal voters who favor tax increases to solve the fiscal problems they have created will not vote taxes upon themselves. After all it’s only fun to spend “other people’s money.” California must clean its state assembly of its tax and spendocrats while retiring Dianne Feinstein in the process.
Elizabeth Emken’s popularity is gathering the serious momentum to carry her to victory over the aging incumbent senator on November 6th. Feinstein has represented CA the past four terms and now seeks a fifth in the U.S. Senate. Voters in CA will decide in November, that it’s out with the old and in with the new.
Elizabeth Emken (R-CA) has the proven leadership skills to lead the Golden State into the sunlight preventing its economic demise.
This financial crisis will force California State and local agencies to make some tough decisions. Dianne Feinstein and her liberal cohorts in the state assembly believe, the current bottomless pit they have been digging with wasteful projects and bureaucratic agencies require a ‘real risk’ that they might have to lay off Jose. Candidate Emken knows that solution is untrue.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion, much larger than had been predicted just months ago, and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in November, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday.
The Democratic governor said the shortfall grew from $9.2 billion in January in part because tax collections have not come in as high as expected and the economy isn’t growing as fast as hoped for. The deficit has also risen because lawsuits and federal requirements have blocked billions of dollars in state cuts.
“This means we will have to go much farther and make cuts far greater than I asked for at the beginning of the year,” Brown said in an online video. “But we can’t fill this hole with cuts alone without doing severe damage to our schools. That’s why I’m bypassing the gridlock and asking you, the people of California, to approve a plan that avoids cuts to schools and public safety.”
Brown did not release details of the newly calculated deficit Saturday, but he is expected to lay out a revised spending plan Monday. The new plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 hinges in large part on voters approving higher taxes.