The Jury Talks Back

2/25/2011

Promises, promises…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin M @ 8:43 am

LA Times headline today:

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.

4 Comments »

  1. If this works, it would be a unique moment of the ‘Only Nixon could go to China’ paradigm.

    Then again, Amdrew Cuomo’s budget is supposed to be quite the deal too.

    Comment by luagha — 2/26/2011 @ 12:32 pm

  2. Is that a promise or a threat? I am sure that he will cut things like police and fire department assistance so that he can continue paying the union bribes.

    Comment by Sabba Hillel — 3/1/2011 @ 5:34 am

  3. Moonbeam is all hat and no cattle.

    however, he has managed to corner the market on bullshit.

    Comment by redc1c4 — 3/1/2011 @ 11:23 am

  4. Ya know, I don’t have a lot of faith in Brown. He’s an admitted liar, and appears to be engaged in skillful politics.

    However, good luck to him anyway. He took on a very tough job and will be judged on his results. He is at least presenting the point that the solution is spending cuts rather than more debt. So far, it’s looking like I was wrong about him. Let’s hope I’m really wrong.

    Comment by Dustin — 3/8/2011 @ 1:30 pm

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