The folks I have talked to have all said pretty much the same thing.
STOP Spending Money on things we don't want or need!
We don't trust you to actually make the tax increased temporary.
We don't trust you to actually attempt to control the spending.
Unfortunately I don't think that our RINO Governator got the message:
Instead of sticking around here in the state during this critical vote, our girly-man governor spent the day hiding out in Washington DC. Apparently he hasn't heard yet that Nancy Pelosi's skirts aren't really a very good place to try and hide behind these days.
But today is a new day here in California. The people have spoken, we don't trust our lawmakers, we want the spending controlled. Now our Governator is talking also, unfortunately all we are hearing from him is the same fear mongering that we heard before the election.
How does Arnold think he is going to save this state?
1. lay off 5,000 of the state's 235,000 workers.
2. slashing education by up to $5 billion
3. selling state properties
4. borrowing $2 billion from local governments
5. release and deport from state prisons up to 19,000 illegal immigrants
6. transfer of up to 23,000 other prisoners to county jails
7. potentially reducing eligibility for healthcare programs
You will notice that two of those options (4, 6) will attempt to help the state by directly damaging the budgets of the counties in the state.
Also you will notice that not one of those plans becomes even close to addressing where the troubles all came from. There is not one solution there that will effect the billions of dollars this state spends on every liberal mamby pamby give to people who do nothing to earn it "social" program that this state has funded for years. #7 may actually be a step toward denying social services to illegal immigrants. But I wouldn't count on it.
So how about we try a few new ideas, other than just threatening the good honest people of this state.
1. Cut healthcare, welfare, education for all illegial aliens.
2. Cancel all "green programs" designed to save the planet while bankrupting the state.
3. Cancel all funding for programs that do not directly support the police, fire, education and state infrastructure.
Sure those are probably impractical solutions but according to everyone we are in for some tough times. So maybe it is time we start looking at some tough solutions. Not just the normal "lets threaten to cut things that are important to people so they will let us raise their taxes."