Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“Given Barack Obama’s call to sacrifice, will California lawmakers and the governor accept deep cuts and tax increases to balance the budget?”

Yes.

The President’s call will have no impact on what California lawmakers do. Which speaks volumes about the bubble state legislators still want to believe they live in.

Is there any alternative?

They have no alternatives.

Of course not. Despite the Obama-repeated scriptural call to “put aside childish things,” the legislators, especially the Republicans, are still into playing games on the budget.

If that’s what it means to sacrifice, then no.

As Sarah What’s-Her-Name from Alaska would’ve said: You betcha!

This will be a good first test to see if the new president’s call for sacrifice resonates throughout the political community — or whether he was merely pissing in the wind.

They have no choice.

Not when one side doesn’t care what Obama says.

The cuts and taxes we will see shortly will have nothing to do with President Obama’s call for sacrifice. There is no other option. And why is the media giving the president such a pass on overpromising on the campaign trail? We all knew he couldn’t pay for what he was promising then…….and now no one is holding him accountable. Ugh!

No, they will use the President’s call to cudgel each other senseless. That assumes they had any sense to being with. The Republicans have gotten the Democrats to propose deep cuts and relaxed regulation, but they are still trying to out-Norquist each other on taxes. Two out of three ain’t bad, kids.

Having little to do with Obama’s call to sacrifice, there are no choices left for California that do not include deep cuts and tax increases.

Not based on the guv naming two non-Democrats, Parra and Agazarhian, to $128k-per-year, part-time jobs.

All legislators should heed the President’s call…”The time has come to set aside childish things.”

It’s coming….they just have to tie the revenue increase with a state spending cap lid, which the voters would have to approve together, or neither takes effect. Watch….this will be the deal, along with major
cuts.

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