This post originally appeared at Speak Out California
Governor Schwarzenegger has talked about the need to act responsibly and pass a budget.
So the legislature is trying to do just that. According to the Sacramento Bee,
“… the Legislature’s joint budget conference committee, on a party-line vote, adopted a plan that included about $2 billion in new oil production and cigarette taxes to help bridge a $24 billion budget gap.”
So what is the Governor’s response to a balanced approach to fixing the budget?
“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he wouldn’t sign a plan that was balanced with tax increases.”
He will shut down the state, close the schools, lay off thousands of workers, because the legislature balances the cuts with small tax increases on tobacco and oil companies.