Tag Archive for Republicans

Flash Report Angst Means Budget Deal is Close

There are no fewer that three posts on the Flash Report today that indicates State Senator Abel Maldonado R-Santa Maria) has cut a deal in exchange for his vote and that the Big 5’s compromise budget deal that combines spending cuts, tax increases and new debt will pass.  As much as I hate sending traffic…

California’s “Borrow and Spend” Republican Party

As the Republicans in the State Legislature practice the tyranny of the minority over the vast majority of Californians in our republic, a note here about how our statewide elected Republicans have contributed to spending budget dollars, seeking spending cuts in education and other social services compared with their own pet projects. Namely, prisons. Those…

Whither “Bipartisanship”?

It seemed from the start that President Obama really wasn’t interested in the kind of raw partisan warfare that defined the Bush Era. After all, hasn’t Obama preached “the politics of unity”? But now, it seems like those happy dreams of “bipartisanship” have been dashed. I mean, wasn’t this stimulus bill supposed to get at…

SacBee: Budget Deal Reached

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases have led to a deal between the state legislature and the Governor to close California’s $40-billion budget gap.  Details are here. But you know the tax increases will mean bitching and whining from the Republicans and Conservatives throughout California.  Let’s see Jon Fleischman follow through on calls…

What Is Michael Steele Smoking?

This morning as I was finishing my breakfast glass of milk, I could barely contain it when I saw a video clip of Michael Steele, newly minted chair of the RNC, say something like the jobs being created by the economic stimulus package aren’t real jobs. It took a while today, but I’ve finally located…