Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Is that a threat or a promise?

The news out of California's state capitol:

Democratic lawmakers on Monday explained just how widespread budget cuts will be in California if the Legislature or voters do not extend temporary tax hikes to help close a $26.6 billion deficit. California would have to allow oil drilling to be expanded off the coast of Santa Barbara; end class-size reduction efforts in kindergarten through third grade; reduce wildland firefighting; and stop support for various public safety programs, according to a memo drafted by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office at the request of Democratic lawmakers.
(italics, ours)

Thanks, guys... that made this decision that much easier. After all our bitching and complaining, all it took to start drawing more of that black sticky stuff out of the ground was just a few decades of statist-fueled Sacramento incompetence.


Mutnodjmet said...

Frankly, I see the cuts as a feature -- not a bug. And I am a Democrat! :)

Anonymous said...

A little off this subject but with some relevance: The Employment Development Department says that there are 1.505 million people in CA with part time jobs who are looking for full-time employment. Add that one to your quoted unemployment figure. Dad

SarahB said...

I thought it was funny too when this cam out...drilling is supposed to scare us? Bring it!

Harrison said...

Arnold tried the same thing regarding oil drilling and look how far he got.

Dean said...

But now it's a Democrat who's "threatening". All bets are off.