Gov. Jerry Brown tells legislators he will push for a $25-billion cut in California’s budget unless voters OK tax extension
Jerry Brown, testifying before the Legislature, says without more taxes he will insist on a budget that is balanced through spending cuts. He has said he does not want to borrow to close the gap.
“I want to make one thing clear,” Brown said. “… If we don’t get the tax extensions, I am not going to sign a budget [unless it is] an all-cuts budget.”
So, is this supposed to be a reason to vote FOR the tax increases? And does anyone really believe that the legislature will go along? The prospect of an all-Democrat government shutdown has my irony meter working overtime.