Posted: July 22, 2009 at 10:11 am by ST
Opposition to [CA] state budget deal mounts
You’re darned right there’s mounting opposition. You know what one of the provisions was? That the state would “accelerate” withholding on our taxes by 10%. Yep, they would take 10% more than the schedule calls for, “borrowing” against future taxes. Aside from the sneakiness (Arnie: “I haf kept mein pledge not to raise taxes!”) and questionable legality, just where on Earth do they think the money is going to come from when they have to hand all this dough back in the form of extra refunds next year? Once again, Sacramento just assumes the money will appear by magic, instead of budgeting intelligently with the real money coming in now.
Such a deal.
Here in PA the same budget dilemma has the capitol crew and Governor Eddie burning the midnight oil. The Legislature is controlled by Republicans who want to hold the line and make spending cuts and Old Eddie (a Demo)wants to increase the income tax, among other things. It is getting to a crisis stage when they can’t cut any paychecks for the government employees….who are all nervous about pay cuts and layoffs more than doing their jobs (hence many impromptu demonstrations arise). I say, let those who are servants of the people show some gratitude that they even have jobs….clean up the waste in the government offices and get your act together and join the real world.
Ditto to California…how long did you think the few could pay for the many? That’s elementary math and economics, Gov. Time to pay the piper, the dance went on too long.
It does seem idiotic that the President keeps telling us we have to tighten our belts, but yet Government, on every level, doesn’t have too. The first entity who should be tigtening it’s belt is the Governement. – Lorica
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