You know: “tough decisions” like raiding local counties for billions. And waiting until the new fiscal year to send out a batch of paychecks — so, you know, that money doesn’t count.
In other words, it’s larded with the same kind of thievery and trickery they have always employed in the past.
What a shock!
And how does this utter piece of crap get portrayed by the L.A. Times? You guessed it: as an attack on the elderly, the poor, and children:
[A]s outlined by lawmakers and their staffs, the proposal would reshape some aspects of California government, significantly scaling back many services that have been offered to residents — particularly the elderly and the poor — for years.
Tens of thousands of seniors and children would lose access to healthcare . . .
And so it goes.
I have nothing but contempt for these lawmakers — and for the newspaper that castigates them for the few cosmetic efforts at actual budget-cutting that they tried.
UPDATE: DRJ posts a less outraged and more newsy account immediately below.