Sunday, August 24, 2008

Spending Cuts #umpteen

# umpteen because maybe I bring this up too often?

I've said many times when politicians and the media talk about spending cuts, they usually mean spending isn't being increased as much as some would like. Today's Sacramento Bee makes that point, probably not really meaning to. Bold print is mine for emphasis:

"Compared with the proposal advanced by Democrats, the governor's budget compromise includes $2 billion in additional spending reductions. Public education would get $1.1 billion less than what Democrats propose but would still get a $1.2 billion increase over last year's allocation."

Told you so!

3 Comments:

At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Public education would get $1.1 billion less than what Democrats propose but would still get a $1.2 billion increase over last year's allocation."

...and?

How does that make a difference to all the people who are already losing their jobs?
Teachers, careworkers, parks employees.
And Arnold and his ultra-rich buddies continue to get tax breaks?

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Doesn't it strike you as odd that we're spending so much more than we were just a year or two ago yet, as you suggest, "Teachers, careworkers, park employees..." are still supposedly losing their jobs?

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...supposedly losing their jobs?"

Supposedly? Fred?

This morning me and my co-workers were informed that if the state budget is not signed in the next 10 days- thats it!

We will close- after 35 YEARS!

A couple agencies here in Humboldt have already shut down!

17 more people out of a job- the 400 or so folks who depend on our services will have nothing.

Make no mistake- the house Repubs are holding out for more tax breaks for the rich! (How do I know?
One of us goes to Sacramento 4 times a year, and we speak with our reps.)

This is sickening, and the general public doesnt seem to know or care.

35 years!

 

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