Nationally and in California Republicans are clearly trying to sabotage economic recovery efforts. Why? Do they have some strategy at work here?
Schwarzenegger to veto Democrats’ budget plan,
But Schwarzenegger said the Democrats’ package lacked deeper cuts to welfare and senior assistance programs, flexibility to reduce school spending, and the elimination of two of 14 state employee holidays.
The governor also wanted assistance for homeowners facing foreclosure, broad authority to relax environmental regulation on public work projects and more toll roads.
After months and months of trying to pass a budget, compromising, giving Republicans everything they wanted, they still refused to allow a budget. So the Democrats found a way around that and passed a budget. The Governor’s veto means a near-immediate layoff of as many as 200,000 workers. That will have a cascading effect on California and the nation’s economy.
Why are they doing this?