Skip to comments.California's GOP lawmakers should do the budget math
Posted on 02/16/2009 9:30:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge
From Sacramento -- The math seems pretty simple. But apparently it's too rigorous for many Republican politicians.
To avoid raising taxes and still balance the books in Sacramento, you'd have to virtually shut down state government.
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Based on their performance the last 10 years and especially the last 2 or 3.. that might not be a bad thing at all.
Precisely the same thought crossed my mind as I read this.
Seriously, I'm sure the LAT thinks "shutting down state government" means cutting off medcal invitro fertilization to "qualified" individuals.
Are they saying that like it’s a bad thing?
Liberals are people who flunk math and don’t take physics.
Yes,,the entitlements are killing CA, busing is killing CA, illegals are killing CA.
The question is how can we raise taxes and collect enough taxes to pay for all these entitlements and bad ideas.
People and business find ways to not pay..leave the state, go black economy, minimize taxable activities etc etc.
There just isn’t enough money to run a welfare state with open borders to the third world.
In-vitro to Muslims - also known as Landing Craft, Infantry...
I guess we would have to blame ourselves for our inabilities to get ahead in a cold cruel world. Oh wait, WE are the gubamint.
**Instead, you could eliminate virtually all state money for healthcare and social services — grants for the aged, blind and disabled, assistance for the homebound, medical care for the poor, mental health treatment, welfare. . . . No exceptions.
Of course, you’d then be turning away tons of money from Washington, which shares the costs. And you would be violating some federal laws. But there, it’s done. You’ve avoided a tax increase. What a state!**
Sounds like an excellent idea, cut out the social spending and the spending to the public schools and the state can spend more on roads, public safety, state colleges, etc. Everything that states did well for 150 years until liberals decided that social spending was the primary function of government.
Just think of what the Federal Taxpayer saves as well if we eliminate the stupid social programs.
The LAT are the official media lackeys of the Left’.
The LAT advising the State govt to “do the math” when the LAT are having subscription problems/close to bankruptcy is like accepting advice from Enron executives.
True, why can’t the state reduce spending? 12 Billion a year to illegal aliens, etc. All the taxes are at the national max already. Something fundamentally wrong here that increased taxes won’t fix!
***Based on their performance the last 10 years and especially the last 2 or 3.. that might not be a bad thing at all. ***
To avoid raising taxes and still balance the books in Sacramento, you’d have to virtually shut down state government.
And the problem is...?
Unions.. providing services and workers.. to voters who can't read or write.. add in escalator clauses, entitlements, unfunded mandates, backdoor boksheesh.. deep-pocketed, selectively-blind politicos in both parties .. and pretty much a general deterioration of society as a whole.
I don't know, why can't they reduce spending? ;-)
Just close all the government indoctrination centers (public schools) and the budget would be balanced.
There is something that EVERY city, county, state and ESPECIALLY the US gubmint should do right now: budgeting!
So, instead of seriously looking at dropping costs, they want to break it down into thirds: 1/3 budgeting, 1/3 new loans (which won’t work because the state can’t get a loan at a decent rate - so this becomes MORE taxes) and 1/3 tax increases! They should be doing AT LEAST 50% budgeting - and simply cut back until it HURTS!
Then people will see where the problems are - just like us regular people that get up and go to work EVERY SINGLE DAY! When you or I do not have enough money to make our weekly/monthly bills - we are REQUIRED to prioritize and CUT spending. We MUST limit the money going out, because we cannot just “increase” our income.
“you could eliminate virtually all state money for healthcare and social services grants for the aged, blind and disabled, assistance for the homebound, medical care for the poor, mental health treatment, welfare. . . . No exceptions.”
None of those should ever have been started!
I wonder why Mr. Skelton doesn't donate half his pay to the state of California. If he and all the limousine liberals from California would do, the state of California would be rolling in dough...for a year until the liberals in the legislature spent more money.
Shut down the state of California. I suspect most people would be surprised at how little a difference they would actually see in their day-to-day lives.
Don’t tempt me, George. Just don’t.
“...and dont take physics.”
I know what you meant by that, but the word “constipation” flashed through my brain as I read your words.
It would only make sense if you know that old joke about the part of the body that leads them versus their brain.
It’s not a joke one repeats at a family site such as FR., so I won’t.