Wow. Arnold says the obvious.
“If you think you can do this budget without any increase in revenues,” he said, “then you have a big math problem.” And he wasn’t finished there: “Anyone that runs around and says this can be done without raising taxes, I think has not really looked at it carefully to understand this budget, or has a math problem and has to go back, as I said, and take Math 101.”
So why won’t more legislators in his own party listen to him? Because “the post-partisan era” is dead. Arnold talked a good game on “reaching across the aisle”, but this is what happens when one cares more about good press than good policy. It’s as if California has no real leader now, as one Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) tries his hardest to just talk one or two more Republican Senators out of jumping off the cliff… And taking the whole damn state (and possibly the entire nation) with them.
So please, keep doing what Conan the Irrelevant can’t do. Call these two persuadable GOP Senators…
Senator Abel Maldanado (R-Monterey County, 916-651-4015)Â
Senator Dave Cox (R-Fair Oaks, 916-651-4001)
And remind them that the whole state depends on them doing the right thing. It’s either pass this budget or prepare for Great Depression 2.0. And no, not even “The Terminator” can rescue us from reality. That’s our job now.