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To: calcowgirl
Under this proposal, spending could increase modestly, but not wildly, even in boom times. Spending could climb only as fast as the three-year average growth of state revenues. If the Legislature couldn't pass a budget on time, the previous spending plan would continue in effect. If a deficit remained unresolved, the governor could cut spending any way he chose.

I like it. If Arnold can get a provision like that through and it really sticks (two big "if"s), many of his other, more ignominious accomplishments will have been almost worth it (I say "almost" because he should have adopted this sort of approach BEFORE adding 15 billion in new debt).

4 posted on 02/17/2005 1:01:49 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are really stupid.)
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To: Carry_Okie

>>I like it. If Arnold can get a provision like that through and it really sticks (two big "if"s), many of his other, more ignominious accomplishments will have been almost worth it (I say "almost" because he should have adopted this sort of approach BEFORE adding 15 billion in new debt).

I agree; me too. But time will tell. The only part of it that worries me is if they attach the accumulated $10 Billion debt in this bill (as with the former spending reform bill). The $15 billion can't be undone, but we certainly don't need $10 billion added to it. Oropeza also just introduced a Constitutional Amendent (ACA11) to limit raids on the Transportation fund that looks good on the surface.


6 posted on 02/17/2005 1:26:48 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: Carry_Okie
It looks like he's throwing away Campbell's idea, though, and it surprises me that you like THAT!!!

He keeps throwing people over the side!!! Maybe he oughta just go to FORD HAS A BETTER IDEA...NOT!!! (Fix Or Repair Daily)

The dude is just flailing about looking of the next sexy, eye candy idea, instead of listening to someone straight arrow like McClintock!!!

8 posted on 02/17/2005 5:14:04 PM PST by SierraWasp (EnviroDems are against everything! Especially if it involves productive American's fun or profit!!!)
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