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California cuts to affect students, poor, disabled
AP via SFGate ^ | 12/13/11 | JUDY LIN, Associated Press

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:36:24 PM PST by SmithL

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered $1 billion in midyear cuts to California's budget that will result in pain for students who rely on school buses to get to class, mothers who depend on child care subsidies to keep working and support programs for the developmentally disabled.

Brown, a Democrat, said that the state's revenues will fall about $2.2 billion below the $88.4 billion he and state lawmakers had hoped for when they passed the budget last summer.

The announcement was not surprising and could have been worse. The state's legislative analyst had predicted revenues would fall $3.7 billion below forecast.

Still, the automatic midyear reductions sparked outcry from advocates and invited lawsuits from school districts.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bondcollapse; budgetcuts; dollarcollapse; economy; goldenstate; teotwawki; usdefault; yourtaxdollarsatwork
Governor Moonbeam sold $1.5 billion in magic unicorns to cut the deficit from $3.7 to $2.2 billion.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 5:36:27 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

California’s anti-business policies are chasing the producers out of the state. It is no wonder there are shortfalls in the revenue.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 5:38:27 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: SmithL

From my observations of the morons at the “occupation” sites, I don’t think cuts affecting “students” is going to hurt anything. They aren’t learning anything in school anyway.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 5:39:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: SmithL

Those callous liberal Democrats are at it again. I heard that Jerry Brown slapped a baby today.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 5:39:25 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SmithL

LOL!
“Women and minorities hit hardest”.
The Democrat newsrooms have become caricatures of themselves.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 5:40:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL
A California Politician Speaks the Truth! (May 30, 2009)

Nearly all of the billions of dollars in cuts the administration has proposed would affect programs for poor Californians...

“Government doesn’t provide services to rich people,” Mike Genest, the state’s finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. “It doesn’t even really provide services to the middle class.” He added: “You have to cut where the money is.”

6 posted on 12/13/2011 5:41:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Well if all that is so important the state employees won't mind giving up some of their pensions so the students, poor and disabled don't take such a big hit.

Strange how 20 years ago taxpayer money made it all the way to the students, poor and disabled instead of being spent on endless bureaucrats and their golden pensions.

7 posted on 12/13/2011 5:42:13 PM PST by DB
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Will they cut benefits to fifty year old retirees? Nope, they're going
after the cheeeldren. Those evil RATs!
8 posted on 12/13/2011 5:43:51 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: SmithL

Why can’t some highly moneyed bureaucrats suffer.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 5:45:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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California cuts to affect students, poor, disabled

It should be hitting the multi-millionaire, retire at 52; police-prison guard-teacher-park ranger-forrester-lifeguard-fireman.

Just slightly?

Even a little bit?

Are they going to miss $100 per month that much?

Then the students, poor, disabled would not have to take a hit.

10 posted on 12/13/2011 5:46:23 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Occupiers aren’t in school at all ya think?


11 posted on 12/13/2011 5:46:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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That's not the whole truth.

There's also the layers of union bureaucrats and their pensions to pay... They serve themselves first and then the public.

12 posted on 12/13/2011 5:46:33 PM PST by DB
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To: SmithL
God forbid they kick out the wretched illegal aliens first...
13 posted on 12/13/2011 5:46:39 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SmithL

A billion here, a billion there. UNREAL the amount of cash they are throwing around. A billion dollars, do you know how much money that is let alone 88billion?????? I know you know just blows my mind the amounts of money these people say they need to live.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 5:48:29 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SmithL

Is he still pushing for his $100 billion high speed train to nowhere?


15 posted on 12/13/2011 5:48:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SmithL
Governor Moonbeam sold $1.5 billion in magic unicorns to cut the deficit from $3.7 to $2.2 billion.

Are the magic unicorns the kind that sh@t Skittles? Like 0bama promised? I'll take two, one male, one female.

5.56mm

16 posted on 12/13/2011 5:50:37 PM PST by M Kehoe
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There’s a million of them just pushing papers from office to office.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 5:51:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SmithL

Hey...screw the Kalifornia tax payer. They should just shut up and pay more so the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL ALIENS can get a free education...Yeah...thats what should happen....Thank our god that Gov Moonbeam signed that one huh? Good idea to spen what we dont have on people who will give nothing back while real citizens...ALL LEGAL have to suck it up...yeah...like they should.

SARCASM OFF


18 posted on 12/13/2011 5:54:55 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: SmithL
$1 billion in midyear cuts to California's budget that will result in pain for students who rely on school buses to get to class, mothers who depend on child care subsidies to keep working and support programs for the developmentally disabled.

The taxpayer can only do so much.

Blame the unions.

Their is an unholy alliance between unions and politicians. The unions spend hundreds of millions to get their politicians elected. Then the politicians, who are owned by the unions, turn around and negotiate union contracts and, of course, give them everything.

The Left has chosen to sacrifice school buses, child care subsidies and support for the developmentally disabled in order to increase wages, benefits and pensions to unionized state workers to ridiculous levels.

When benefits and pensions are included, unionized state workers make more than twice as much as the average California worker.

Why should the average Californian taxpayer already making substantially less than the average state union worker be forced to pay for their ever-increasing union wages and benefits?

It is out of control. It has put an impossible burden on our federal, state and local governments.

It is the politicians beholding to their union masters who have *chosen* to spend their state tax revenues on union wages and benefits instead of on the people of the state.

It is a whacked out system that needs to be fixed. In the meantime, we don't want to hear the whining of the politicians who created this mess.

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19 posted on 12/13/2011 5:59:30 PM PST by bobk333
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I guess Moonbeam gotta pay for those bene’s to all those Illegal Aliens....hey he just gave them in-state college tuition


20 posted on 12/13/2011 6:15:14 PM PST by RealImmigrant
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To: SmithL

What???...no women and minorities hardest hit?.....


21 posted on 12/13/2011 6:18:56 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: SmithL
I guess those CA public employees and politicians, retired and currently employed, aren't willing to give up their lavish benefits for the sake of students, the poor and disabled.

Shame on them.

22 posted on 12/13/2011 6:30:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SmithL

Reagan’s fault...


23 posted on 12/13/2011 6:30:23 PM PST by null and void (Day 1057 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SmithL

On the bright side we have sanctuary cities and the Dream Act.


24 posted on 12/13/2011 6:34:08 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Either Obama can beat any GOP candidate or no GOP candidate.)
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To: SmithL

We just had a public hearing on jobs and business with Assemblyman Logue and Senator Gaines. Testimony after testimony was heard on the layers of regulatory bureaucracy driving business into the dirt or out of state. Why the heck can’t they cut regulations and the damned scientists and staff that administer and enforce them?


25 posted on 12/13/2011 8:01:53 PM PST by marsh2
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California cuts to affect students, poor, disabled

Oh, the HUMANITY!!!!!

26 posted on 12/13/2011 8:12:57 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Parley Baer

They should tax the ones who remain even more. Tax, tax, tax and then tax.

Then when the Dems have robbed the workers of everything, they will call on them to pay more (i.e. their fair share). Oh yes, isn’t class warfare fun?


27 posted on 12/13/2011 8:20:16 PM PST by dominic flandry
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“California cuts to affect students, poor, disabled...”

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Somehow government bureaucrat unions seem to have been overlooked.

Odd.


28 posted on 12/13/2011 8:24:27 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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Well, Moonbeam is just going to tax the rich some more. It’s for the chillin, the poor, the disabled, and politicians. The rich just need to share the sacrifice ... you know, just a little bit more, just a little bit more, just a little bit more .........


29 posted on 12/13/2011 8:43:15 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SmithL

The liberal legislature needs to cut state agencies and
repeal requirements for expensive wind and solar.


30 posted on 12/14/2011 9:05:44 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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