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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:51 PM
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CA Gov. Brown pressures GOP with YouTube video
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/21/ca-gov-brown-pres... /

By David Edwards
Monday, March 21st, 2011 -- 4:37 pm

For weeks, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has unsuccessfully lobbied lawmakers for his budget.

In a new YouTube video, Brown is now asking California voters to put the pressure directly on legislators.

The state has a massive budget gap of about $26.5 billion. Lawmakers have covered about half of that, mostly by agreeing to cut services for the poor.

"The cuts targeted welfare recipients, poor families in need of health care for their children, the disabled and college students and their families," according to San Jose Mercury News.

Brown wants cover the rest of the budget largely through temporary extensions of sales and vehicle taxes.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:06 PM
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1. Wow a politician that takes leadership, levels with the citizens
and talks to us like adults. That is what we desperately need in a president. :applause:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:14 PM
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2. I love it! If voters were allowed to vote on tax extensions or "painful cuts", which one
would the voters choose? That's what Brown wants to do: Let the voters decide in a special election.

Why shouldn't it be standard procedure for voters to decide what should be cut from budgets?
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