The California state budget is late. Nothing new here. But the longer the budget is delayed, the more money California taxpayers will pay.
How many millions a day for delay?
According to the California Department of Finance, it costs the state $52 million a day for every day the state remains with no budget. Holy smokes! Fifty-two million! If it cost me that much to procrastinate, I’d sure as shootin’ find a way to get the job done.
But that’s not how things go in the Golden State. Especially if those fifty-two millions are taxpayer dollars. Gov. Schwarzenegger and the State Legislature must think they have an inexhaustible supply of other people’s money.
Punitive measures punish Prop 23 supporters
What’s really hard to swallow-listen to this-the Governor, along with the Legislature, are developing punitive measures against the supporters of Proposition 23. They want to include these excessive taxes and punitive measures in the current budget. Once the budget is passed, however, adding these taxes later just isn’t possible. Hence, the costly-and purposeful–delays in the current budget proposal so the politicians can devise ways to tax and punish Californians even more.
And they’re using taxpayer money to fund the delay while they do their dirty work! Just in case Prop 23 is passed, the taxes they’re developing now would wire around it. Nice, huh?
California needs Proposition 23 to survive
Proposition 23 will save jobs, keep prices under control, and help prevent the further exodus of businesses and taxpayers from the state. Prop 23 is on the ballot in November. If it passes, it will delay the implementation of the disastrous California energy bill, AB32.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Governor does not support Prop 23, even though most tax-weary California voters do. They don’t want to see their state go completely down the path it has already embarked upon with the state’s current leadership (if you can call it that…). Californians need to just vote their pocket books and vote Yes on Proposition 23.