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    Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency in Calif., proposes cuts to schools, prisons, parks
    AARON C. DAVIS

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. "” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency in California Thursday, and released a state budget proposal that would close an estimated $14 billion gap by cutting education funds, releasing inmates and closing dozens of state parks.

    The emergency declaration forces lawmakers to vote on many of the cuts within 45 days, instead of waiting until the new budget year begins July 1. If they take no action, they cannot address other state business.

    The $141 billion plan would give schools 10 percent less money, release 22,000 inmates and shut 48 state parks. Cuts or freezes in funding for children of welfare recipients and elderly, blind or disabled people also are in the plan.

    "This is a budget that doesn't please everybody, I know that for sure," Schwarzenegger said. "But the bottom line is I think this is the fairest way to go."

    California faces a $3.3 billion deficit for the current fiscal year if no action is taken, and projects an $11.2 billion shortfall next year.

    Economists have long advocated measures to control spending as a way to bring California's revenue and expenditures in line "” unless the Republican governor reneges on his promise not to increase taxes. Major cuts to education and social programs, however, will be difficult if not impossible in the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

    State agencies and programs would be cut by 10 percent. Education would lose more than $4 billion, cuts that would require the Legislature to suspend provisions of a voter-approved initiative that guarantees a minimum funding level for schools.

    That proposal drew immediate criticism from Democrats and educators. A group of parents also demonstrated outside the governor's press conference, holding signs and chanting that the state must protect its children.

    "The governor's budget takes a giant step backwards," state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said in a statement. "Our state shouldn't punish our children for its grown-ups' mistakes."

    Cuts to the prison system would come through the early release of inmates determined to be "low risk" who have less than 20 months remaining on their sentences. Only prisoners serving sentences on nonviolent, non-***-offender crimes would be eligible.

    He also proposed eliminating active supervision of 18,522 parolees and making it far more difficult to return lawbreakers to prison. In all, the cuts and weakened parole policy were expected to reduce the state's prison population by 35,000 in the next two years.

    Republican lawmakers have been critical of any attempt to release inmates early and reacted angrily.

    "The governor is unequivocally proposing to jeopardize public safety to balance his budget, when he's always said he would never do that," said Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, a Republican.

    Schwarzenegger also will resubmit a proposal the Legislature rejected last year to cut benefits for the children of welfare recipients if their parents fail to get jobs. The state's medical coverage for the poor would be cut by $1 billion, mainly by eliminating dental coverage for more than 3 million.

    The $14.5 billion shortfall rivals the one left by Schwarzenegger's predecessor, former Gov. Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger covered that gap with loans and other fixes, then glided on borrowing and an unexpected surge in state tax revenue, but now has far fewer options to bring the state's spending and revenue in line.

    The cuts outlined by the governor are larger than what Democrats expected. They are pushing for a combination of cuts and tax increases.

    "It's the governor's day of reckoning," said Steve Maviglio, spokesman for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, a Democrat. "And it won't be pretty."
    http://journal-news.net/page/content...sap=1&nav=5012
    http://oneoldvet.com/?p=4533#more-4533



    All of the Sanctuary cities need to take note of what is happening in Mexifornia, Illinois is next. You cannot take in millions of non taxpaying, uneducated, unemployed illegal aliens, qualify them for welfare, social programs, medical care and education for all and expect the American taxpayers to happily foot the bills. Americans are fed up and fleeing Mexifornia at the speed of sound.

    Ha . . . I hope Mexifornia isn't expecting the rest of us to pick up the tab because of their stupidity and illegal alien generosity. I think we should allow them (and all other sancturaries) to annex to Mexico so they can marinate in their poverty and stupidity.

    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

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    Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency in Calif., proposes cuts to schools, prisons, parks
    AARON C. DAVIS

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. "” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency in California Thursday, and released a state budget proposal that would close an estimated $14 billion gap by cutting education funds, releasing inmates and closing dozens of state parks.

    The emergency declaration forces lawmakers to vote on many of the cuts within 45 days, instead of waiting until the new budget year begins July 1. If they take no action, they cannot address other state business.

    The $141 billion plan would give schools 10 percent less money, release 22,000 inmates and shut 48 state parks. Cuts or freezes in funding for children of welfare recipients and elderly, blind or disabled people also are in the plan.

    "This is a budget that doesn't please everybody, I know that for sure," Schwarzenegger said. "But the bottom line is I think this is the fairest way to go."

    California faces a $3.3 billion deficit for the current fiscal year if no action is taken, and projects an $11.2 billion shortfall next year.

    Economists have long advocated measures to control spending as a way to bring California's revenue and expenditures in line "” unless the Republican governor reneges on his promise not to increase taxes. Major cuts to education and social programs, however, will be difficult if not impossible in the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

    State agencies and programs would be cut by 10 percent. Education would lose more than $4 billion, cuts that would require the Legislature to suspend provisions of a voter-approved initiative that guarantees a minimum funding level for schools.

    That proposal drew immediate criticism from Democrats and educators. A group of parents also demonstrated outside the governor's press conference, holding signs and chanting that the state must protect its children.

    "The governor's budget takes a giant step backwards," state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said in a statement. "Our state shouldn't punish our children for its grown-ups' mistakes."

    Cuts to the prison system would come through the early release of inmates determined to be "low risk" who have less than 20 months remaining on their sentences. Only prisoners serving sentences on nonviolent, non-***-offender crimes would be eligible.

    He also proposed eliminating active supervision of 18,522 parolees and making it far more difficult to return lawbreakers to prison. In all, the cuts and weakened parole policy were expected to reduce the state's prison population by 35,000 in the next two years.

    Republican lawmakers have been critical of any attempt to release inmates early and reacted angrily.

    "The governor is unequivocally proposing to jeopardize public safety to balance his budget, when he's always said he would never do that," said Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, a Republican.

    Schwarzenegger also will resubmit a proposal the Legislature rejected last year to cut benefits for the children of welfare recipients if their parents fail to get jobs. The state's medical coverage for the poor would be cut by $1 billion, mainly by eliminating dental coverage for more than 3 million.

    The $14.5 billion shortfall rivals the one left by Schwarzenegger's predecessor, former Gov. Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger covered that gap with loans and other fixes, then glided on borrowing and an unexpected surge in state tax revenue, but now has far fewer options to bring the state's spending and revenue in line.

    The cuts outlined by the governor are larger than what Democrats expected. They are pushing for a combination of cuts and tax increases.

    "It's the governor's day of reckoning," said Steve Maviglio, spokesman for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, a Democrat. "And it won't be pretty."
    http://journal-news.net/page/content...sap=1&nav=5012
    http://oneoldvet.com/?p=4533#more-4533



    All of the Sanctuary cities need to take note of what is happening in Mexifornia, Illinois is next. You cannot take in millions of non taxpaying, uneducated, unemployed illegal aliens, qualify them for welfare, social programs, medical care and education for all and expect the American taxpayers to happily foot the bills. Americans are fed up and fleeing Mexifornia at the speed of sound.

    Ha . . . I hope Mexifornia isn't expecting the rest of us to pick up the tab because of their stupidity and illegal alien generosity. I think we should allow them (and all other sancturaries) to annex to Mexico so they can marinate in their poverty and stupidity.

    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

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    • #3
      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
      What is insane about this is everyone knows why we have this problem but is too PC to say. It has been brought up on every talk show on every radio station. All we need to do is cut off all welfare and social services spending for illegals. That one step would balance the budget. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

      Davdah, you may think I am stupid by saying this, and please excuse my stupidity, but I dont know how the welfare system works over here, so here goes...

      How do they qualify for welfare, every where I go, like Social Security Office, Drivers Licence, Employment Agencies I had to show them my SSN, DL, GC and sometimes my Passport.

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      • #4
        Simple. Anchor babies.

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        • #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
          What is insane about this is everyone knows why we have this problem but is too PC to say. It has been brought up on every talk show on every radio station. All we need to do is cut off all welfare and social services spending for illegals. That one step would balance the budget. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
          The reason is because of California's shrinking tax revenue. Property values have significantly decreased, people are moving out of the state, and out of control expenditures. Former Gov Pete Wilson had a similar incident in 1992 with the same economic realities then as it is today. Blaming illegals totally will not solve the California budget crisis.
          "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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          • #6
            People who blames and barks are the ones responsible for all the economical issues due to they don't even move their behind or contribute to the state in any way.
            Get all these trashes to work and California will succeed!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Don't be so ignorant you little dumb, illegals are not entitled to any type of benefit includingpenning a bank account,drive a car,travel,cash checks, in otherwords nothing.

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              • #8
                Also you little punk for your information illegals are here to do jobs lazy, uneducated trash like you will not do

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                • #9
                  The real state little moron is falling apart because our own stupidity and lazyness

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                  • #10
                    that's the reason you don't even work little parasirte

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                    • #11
                      come on little moron if you loose your house for instance would you blame illegals????
                      if you answer yes means you are total s tupid

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                      • #12
                        if you have your own business If it's true I really feel sorry for your employees, but to be honest with you I have seen real business people who are very successful and they really put all of their time making themselves reacher instead of whining for something so stupid for them like immigration issues for example.
                        Not relevant for them but for welfare eaters!!!

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                        • #13
                          so I know your mad because they will cut off your welfare

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                          • #14
                            Every business that hires illegals gives them a competitive advantage over their competition who hires USC, and indirectly spread their cost to the taxpayers, while continue profiting from it.

                            The notion that immigration issue is insignificant for them is pure rubish.

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                            • #15
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hudson:
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
                              What is insane about this is everyone knows why we have this problem but is too PC to say. It has been brought up on every talk show on every radio station. All we need to do is cut off all welfare and social services spending for illegals. That one step would balance the budget. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              The reason is because of California's shrinking tax revenue. Property values have significantly decreased, people are moving out of the state, and out of control expenditures. Former Gov Pete Wilson had a similar incident in 1992 with the same economic realities then as it is today. Blaming illegals totally will not solve the California budget crisis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Illegal Aliens Receive $37 Million From County In November

                              Written by Carol Rock
                              Saturday, 05 January 2008
                              Welfare and food stamp benefits soar $3 million higher than September payout.



                              New statistics from the Department of Public Social Services reveal that illegal aliens and their families in Los Angeles County collected over $37 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in November 2007 – up $3 million dollars from September, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

                              Twenty five percent of the all welfare and food stamps benefits is going directly to the children of illegal aliens. Illegals collected over $20 million in welfare assistance for November 2007 and over $16 million in monthly food stamp allocations for a projected annual cost of $444 million.

                              "This new information shows an alarming increase in the devastating impact Illegal immigration continues to have on Los Angeles County taxpayers," said Antonovich. "With $220 million for public safety, $400 million for healthcare, and $444 million in welfare allocations, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year – not including the millions of dollars for education."


                              http://www.hometownstation.com/illeg...-05-10-23.html


                              *Hudson you posted in this thread so you are aware that welfare payments to illegal aliens are hefty, especially in L.A. $37 MILLION in welfare payments to the illegal alien population IN ONE MONTH, is considered a huge chunk of the budget even for a state as large of Mexifornia. Multipy that by 12 mos. and add it to what must be the astronomical tax burden of: ESL education for their kids; free breakfast and lunch during school days; the extra police who make up the gang/task force; extra jail space; high crime rates and gang activity; court/prosecution cost; cost of interpreters; . .unpaid reimbursement for the high birth rates and emergency room medical care; are all on the list of unnecessarily incurred costs as a result of their sanctuary policy.

                              My understanding is that as a result of this combination of higher than national average illegal alien drunk driving accidents/deaths insurance rates for homes and cars, the cost of living coupled with income and property taxes) is astronomical. Is it any wonder that out of 8 states that used to offer drivers licenses to illegals 3 have rescinded that policy and the other 5 are revisiting them; or that the taxpayers of illegal alien sanctuaries are fleeing to non sanctuary states in record numbers? No American taxpayer in their right mind wants to shoulder this burden, nor should we be expected to do so.
                              Wolves Travel In Packs
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