Reduce spending and taxes is the way to go.
"Dreaming big" is how California got into this horrendous mess. No one
in government for decades has known how to avoid spending money we don't have.
My parents used to have a saying for this: "Your eyes are bigger than your
stomach.I'm dreaming of a gorgeous Victorian home in the best
historic neighborhood in San Francisco, an escape home in Lone Pine, my own
private helicopter to go back and forth, and two foundations I want to establish
to save endangered wildlife and feed starving kids all over the world. They're
wonderful dreams, but I don't have the money. Translation in plain
non-politicianese English: I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY. And I don't have a bottomless
trough to get it from.Read my lips: quit spending our tax money that
we don't have and continually coming back to the trough for more.
Typical tax and spend Democrat who has enormous spending programs to fund. Fast
rail sounds and looks good, but not one fast rail system in the world makes
money. In fact the passenger ticket costs much less than the cost of the ride.
Fast rail must be subsidized heavily by the tax payer. Taxes can go up just so
much and revenue will not go up. Surprisingly for some lowering taxes produces
more tax revenue. One must use dynamic tax analysis. The best solution for a
cash strapped states is to lower expenses and this may mean reduction in state
employees, reduced state salaries including teacher, police, firemen, etc. In
California you cannot fire an incompetent teacher.
"Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his plan Wednesday to raise taxes to pull the
state out of its financial malaise"Translation: I don't intend
to pay down California's debt but I do need more spending money. If you agree
to approve new taxes now I promise I won't ask you for additional new taxes ....
until next year.The public employee unions will be for new taxes to
pay their employee benefits. The working man will pay more taxes and end up
getting the shaft.
Dreaming has turned into a nightmare. How much more taxes do you need? Why not
take everything?California state government should lose
accreditation for low performing economic test scores.Why make
school kids accountable when you can't set an example? Same for the feds.