Monday, May 24, 2010

California Democrats introduce innovative way to solve the state's budget woes

Nah, I'm just kidding. They want to raise taxes. For the Dems, there is never any other solution but to raise taxes.
Democratic lawmakers in California unveiled a plan on Monday for nearly $5 billion of tax and fee increases to help fill the state government's $19.1 billion budget gap.
The plan by state Senate Democrats would raise $4.9 billion by raising California's vehicle registration fee, suspending corporate tax breaks scheduled to begin next year and boosting the state's tax on alcoholic beverages.
Democrats control both chambers of the state's legislature and have said they would seek new revenue to help plug the shortfall....
Lord forbid they should entertain the notion of cutting even a smidgen of the out-of-control spending that has plagued the not-so-Golden State for decades.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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