Skip to comments.Jerry Brown: California Budget Is "Much Worse Than I Thought -- We've Been Living In Fantasy Land"
Posted on 12/15/2010 7:51:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
You know it's a bad sign when the outgoing California governor announces a fiscal emergency and everyone ignores him.
Now incoming governor Jerry Brown has realized how screwed the state is and he's announcing his own budget emergency, according to the LAT.
He said last night: "I'm going to try to get the budget agreements done within about 60 days. I don't think we have a lot of time to waste... It will be a very tough budget, but it will be transparent... We've been living in fantasy land. It is much worse than I thought. I'm shocked."
Hear that, last year's $20 billion budget cuts amounted to living in fantasy land.
Brown implied he would apply major cuts to the education system and other programs. He also refused to rule out new taxes. And it's got to add up to at least $29 billion in cuts.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Couple-a tokes and ole Jerry will take care of the problem...not to worry
Shazzam! You mean we really gotta pay for all this stuff?
A tad slow on the uptake,aren’t we,Jerry???
Hey Gov. Moonbeam, how else do you think you were elected?
Also, See here :
TITLE : Brown wants to fast-track budget agreement within 60 days
At a forum in L.A., the incoming governor says the fiscal mess is ‘much worse’ than he thought; he does not say whether his plan would contain only spending cuts or include new taxes.
Don’t worry! Only the evil rich people will pay the increased taxes! /s
What is it with the Democrats? They run for office saying "This place is a mess! Get me in there! I can fix it!" and when they get in there they say "Whoa! This is too much. I can't do this."
Obama is the poster boy for this, but he's not alone.
The bottomline is that government intrusion is a bottomless pit of trouble. The only way to "fix" it is to do a whole lot less. But they try to fix the hole by digging deeper.
Well, at least he has the cut spending part right.
Ending entitlement programs for illegal immigrants and closing the border will also do wonders. As far as education cuts go, getting the illegal aliens out of the system is gonna have to be the first thing to get the axe. Sorry illegals, the gravy train is over...
Think Jerry has the stones to do that??
ARNOLD!!!!! What the heck have you done for eight years? I thought he was going to be really good when he first started and then just petered out very quickly.
Yeah, Moonbeam, millions of ordinary Americans who, unlike you, have their heads screwed on, have known this for years. We’ve been keeping it a secret just so we could see your reaction when you figured it out. Pffft.
He may have a tough time getting bailed out by the new congress....
RE: Only the evil rich people will pay the increased taxes! /s
I fully expect California to file for bankrupcy in the near future.
They will then come to Washington DC begging for a bailout to prevent an EU-like implosion (remember, California’s economy is much bigger than Greece or Ireland ).
In which case EVERYONE PAYS !! (That means tax payers of other states ).
Arnold ran as a conservative and governed as a liberal ... that’s what happened.
It’s your problem now, Jerry.
Your party did this.
You must now either act like an adult and solve it in a serious way or continue to kick the can down the road, only the end of the road is a cliff..................
how much are all them illegal immagrants costing ya jerry?
Even I hate the budget forecasts for the State and knew how awful it is.
At some point, we have to realize that Democrats are liars and thieves. ALL OF THEM! The ones who you think are OK, do not call out the criminals, so they are just as guilty.
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