20 days and still no sign of land!

Steven Greenhut: Here is a GOP statement regarding the ongoing budget mess. Perhaps, as one conservative activist suggested to me, the GOP legislators should show up at the Capitol ready to produce a budget and wait for the Democrats to show up also. They can have a daily press conference asking, “Where’s the leadership?”

From the GOP:

Today California is 20 days into the new fiscal year without a budget plan in place.  In 20 days the amount of overspending has now surpassed $1 billion dollars.  Assembly Republican Leader Martin Garrick and Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth released the following joint statement on the status of budget negotiations:

“The state’s overspending tab has now surpassed $1 billion with the budget 20 days late, as Democrats delay spending reductions.  Each day that passes without a balanced budget in place California’s government spends $52.3 million more than it receives in revenues.  Republicans are united behind a responsible plan to close a $19.1 billion deficit, while Democrats refuse to cut spending and continue to push for tax increases to fuel this unsustainable spending.”

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  1. John Seiler
    John Seiler 20 July, 2010, 14:59

    What the Republicans in the Legislature should do is combine their GOP senators and GOP assemblymen, get together, form a rump Legislature, pass laws repealing all income and sales taxes, cut the budget 80%, and if Arnold doesn’t sign it, replace him with someone who will — and go home.

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  2. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 20 July, 2010, 17:54

    That’s precisely what the Republicans have been proposing all along, John,. And that’s why we’re in gridlock.

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  3. John Seiler
    John Seiler 21 July, 2010, 09:52

    Long live gridlock!

    Maybe the state, like Maywood, then can out-source everything:

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/maywood-city-services-improve-as-it-begins-to-outsource-everything_100399542.html

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