Brown readies 2015-16 budget

Brown readies 2015-16 budget

Brown Jackson 92Budget time again. According to the Sacramento Bee, Gov. Jerry Brown is working on his budget, for fiscal year 2015-16, which begins next July 1. He will reveal his budget a couple weeks into the new year.

The Bee looked at five things. My perspective follows.

1. “Will Brown loosen up?” and increase spending a lot. They don’t think so. Right. I think he’s also running for president and will want to tout a balanced budget, with a large surplus even, as part of his “California is back” theme.

2. “Funding health and human services.” The Bee expects some modest increases, but not as much as Brown wants. Probably the case.

The Bee also makes this mistake, “But California health and human services were cut by billions of dollars during the recession, and advocates and their Democratic allies fight each year to restore those services.”

What really happened is that, during the two years before the Great Recession, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger went on a wild spending binge and signed budgets that, combined, boosted spending on welfare and everything else an incredible 25 percent. The recession forced cuts. Since then, money has been “restored” to pre-Schwarzenegger binge levels, but not above them.

3. “Brown vs. Napolitano, Round 2.” UC President Janet Napolitano wants to boost tuition 25 percent over five years. Brown and the Legislature are balking. The Bee expects Brown’s response in his budget.

At CalWatchDog.com, we have been expecting that Brown, who knows state politics better than anybody in history, will triumph over the former head of Homeland Security.

4. “Retiree health care.” The Bee expects some movement on the $72 billion due for retired government workers’ plus health plans. Probably a little.

5. “Proposition 2,” the rainy day fund. The Bee expects some money to be put in the reserve. As the state treasury is raking in record tax takings, I think it will be quite a bit so Brown can take credit for preparing for the future — such as a future in a house with white paint.

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  1. bob
    bob 23 December, 2014, 14:35

    “As the state treasury is raking in record tax takings.”

    Well, listen to the libtards who infest this blog and you’d never know. They all want tax increases. Rainy day fund? Why not give it back to the taxpayers so they can have rainy day fund? I guess that’s out of the question. After all Prince deLeon will need the money to pay off his cronies who paid for his extravaganza corination.

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 23 December, 2014, 18:40

    No give backs. We need to keep those pension funds solvent!

    Then fund the bullet train.

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  3. desmond
    desmond 23 December, 2014, 19:04

    Red, ahole, queer..they all the same. Come clean in 2014.

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    • T Mind of your Ted Godhead System
      T Mind of your Ted Godhead System 23 December, 2014, 19:23

      Desmond–

      Those words are straight up HATE SPEECH— you should be ashamed of your ignorant bigoted self and CWD had better grow up and moderate this kind of hateful rhetoric— NOW.

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      • bob
        bob 23 December, 2014, 19:41

        While you’re at it, you going to charge him with thought crimes?

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      • Rex the Wonder Dog!
        Rex the Wonder Dog! 24 December, 2014, 16:55

        Those words are straight up HATE SPEECH— you should be ashamed of your ignorant bigoted self and CWD had better grow up and moderate this kind of hateful rhetoric— NOW.
        Just remind everyone that Marbury v. Madison was the first case ever decided by the SCOTUS, that will fix the hate speech problem, and the CA budget problem too!

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    • SeeSaw
      SeeSaw 23 December, 2014, 22:39

      It is beyond me how you are getting away with this type of post! I thought that this author had better values!

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      • bob
        bob 23 December, 2014, 22:56

        Now you be nice to Desmond. After all, you need him to pay your pension. You wouldn’t want him moving out of state!

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        • SeeSaw
          SeeSaw 24 December, 2014, 09:06

          I could care less where Desmond moves–CA’s gain would be the other state’s loss!

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          • bob
            bob 24 December, 2014, 09:15

            There already aren’t enough millenials to pay for the pensions of you trough feeders.

            You don’t want to be driving them away!

          • T Mind of your Ted Godhead System
            T Mind of your Ted Godhead System 24 December, 2014, 21:03

            “Queer” ? That’s a word we grownups use out here to construct cogent argument? Can we use the N word here ibn the land oc conservative libertarian ideals?

            CWD has gone downhill John– pathetic.

  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 23 December, 2014, 23:25

    Turn the other cheek. He is obviously bleery eyed from studying for his GED!

    The moderator sleeps and the “ruled” play. Pity.

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  5. desmond
    desmond 24 December, 2014, 11:14

    No bother, the smug posters are old. Their days are few in this world; they can’t collect their pensions where they are going.

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  6. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 24 December, 2014, 14:47

    Old is a state of mind…What gets you old is Desi filling in for Poodle’s corn dog dipping graveyard shift at the Adelanto truck stop!

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  7. desmond
    desmond 24 December, 2014, 17:35

    My software engineer job precludes the possibility you raise. Thankfully, the reign of the most hated generation is at its end. May you live in hell, after leaving that as your legacy. Seasons Greetings from your the fixers. We control health care, which you need more than us.

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  8. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 24 December, 2014, 19:33

    You are one sick idiot! Where are the moderators!

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 24 December, 2014, 22:37

    John is unaware. This creep will be gone….software engineer with a GED. We have endured other sick tortured losers before. He is envious because we could cut it while he eats Subway in his call center cubicle.

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  10. desmond
    desmond 25 December, 2014, 12:07

    This sick tortured loser(your definition is one who is not honored to pay your debts) will be around long after you are gone. Merry Christmas to the most hated generation. Your days of entitlement are coming to a close. Your legacy is forever one of selfishness, greed, and arrogance. Every generation sacrificed to leave the world a better place. You are a disgrace. You deserve no respect, no honor. Puke.

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  11. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 25 December, 2014, 14:50

    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

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