Last year the Democrats demand spending cuts.  Good thing.  When they got finished with the budget it was 7% HIGHER than the year before. Thanks to Brown, Perez and Steinberg, the budget deficit today is north of $35 billion when everything is counted.

“We will do what we have to do to balance the budget, but we will do so again in ways that minimize – that attempt, I should say, with an emphasis on attempt to minimize – the impacts to people who are most in need,” said Steinberg.

Actually they can not get their story straight.  On April 12 Democrat State Controller John Chiang said the deficit was $21 billion.  Yesterday, Guv Brown claimed the deficit was $9 billion—even though three billion has to be added due to lower tax revenues.

Obviously a course in remedial math is in order for the Democrats.

 

Steinberg: Dems Won’t Shy Away from More Budget Cuts

By Ben Adler, California Capitol Network, 5 /2/12

The leader of the California Senate is acknowledging that disappointing state revenues will force another round of deep budget cuts this year.

The leader of the California Senate is acknowledging that disappointing state revenues will force another round of deep budget cuts this year.

Democrat Darrell Steinberg said his majority party won’t shy away from making those cuts, but will search for reductions that cause the least amount of harm possible.

“We will do what we have to do to balance the budget, but we will do so again in ways that minimize – that attempt, I should say, with an emphasis on attempt to minimize – the impacts to people who are most in need,” said Steinberg.

Revenues are already coming in three billion dollars below the projections in Governor Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal. That means the state’s estimated nine billion dollar deficit will be much larger when the governor updates his budget proposal later this month.

Steinberg spoke Wednesday as hundreds of parents and their children rallied at the Capitol against proposed budget cuts to child care.

 

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