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Of course it is easy to balance a budget when you cut $3.7 billion from poor people and children. nhlreebokjersey.com
Of course it is easy to balance a budget when you cut $3.7 billion from poor people and children. nhlreebokjersey.com
Hope the GOP proposed to kill the California Energy Commission. There's $400 million a year down a rat hole that makes no energy and continues to NOT mind its own business.
Think outsourcing prison health care is a great idea.

But $3.7 billion from programs related to early childhood, mental health, the poor, and the elderly?

And what are the 2.8 billion dolalr savings that are so readily availible.

And what are 1.1 billion in payroll cuts? Salaries, benefits o bodies? Bodies from where?
Unfortunately Phoenix's comment reflects the faulty assumption that every $1 in reduction spending translates into a $1 reduction in aid. Anyone that has examined, for example, the make work program that is First 5 can see that a significant amount of the spending doesn't help kids but DOES help middle class Californians who derive their incomes from administering questionable effective programs like printing hundreds of thousands of "parenting guides"
Of course it is easy to balance a budget when you cut $3.7 billion from poor people and children. If only we didn't have that pesky population we could all live with the low tax rates that Republicans dream of.