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Old 11-18-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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According to a new poll of Californians the majority want cuts in the state budget but most don't want any cuts and even want increased spending on all programs except prisons. Can't have it both ways!

"Californians object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state's massive budget deficit, and instead favor closing the breach through spending cuts. But they oppose cuts—and even prefer more spending—on programs that make up 85% of the state's general fund obligations, a new Los Angeles Times/USC Poll has found".

Voters favor cuts to balance the budget — yet they object to most of the cuts that could be made, a Los Angeles Times/USC Poll shows. - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-poll-20101118,0,1496673.story - broken link)
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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It's all just proof that there's nothing new under the sun! Budgetary nimbyism at its finest and as it's been for many a long year.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Tax the other guy! Cut the other guy's handout!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Resident/taxpayer schizophrenia at its best. I think this is proof that voters really have no clue how much a billion dollars is. If the governor and legistature are looking for clues from their constituents - what they see is that the constituents want it all - rich services and low taxes.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Its seems ALOT of the voters dont quite understand whats going on in ca.

I still believe its going to get worse before it gets better.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Tax the other guy! Cut the other guy's handout!
The liberal/socialist philosophy at it's best!!! California is full of em.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I think this is proof that voters really have no clue how much a billion dollars is. If the governor and legistature are looking for clues from their constituents - what they see is that the constituents want it all - rich services and low taxes.
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Its seems ALOT of the voters dont quite understand whats going on in ca.
It's worse than that. Many voters don't care about the state's financial problems. There's so many of them who pay little or no taxes, so many on welfare and other assistance programs, so many who have jobs that depend on taxes (i.e. government employees), so few who get no benefits and pay lots of taxes. They all get to vote but only the taxpayers have to pay for it.

I'll give many of them credit that they do understand how much a billion is, but they're voting their own self interest, voting to continue their free ride or public jobs at other people's expense.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Cut all budgets 50% across the board. Except Sacramento politicians, cut them 75%
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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So the analysis showed that Californians don't want to reduce funding for education, both the public schools and universities. These make up the majority of the budget.

Something has to give here.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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The liberal/socialist philosophy at it's best!!! California is full of em.
You work for the socialist police.
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