Hurrah! Those mighty Democrats! Booya for them!
4 states, on the eve of a fiscal new year, are billions and billions in debt. The best example is California. Hardly surprising, the lines are entrenched with the Republicans wanting deeper budget cuts and the Democrats.....wait for it.........can you guess..?.....here it comes.......Raise taxes!
Hell yeah! Show a complete and utter lack of financial restraint, then get everyone to give you more money!!
Damn, I'm in the wrong buisness (well, sorta not actually...the past few years I've lost money for clients, but I keep asking them for more! Perhaps I'm a Democrat after all. :0 )
When do we say, "Hey, you know what? Ummm, you're not doing so well with the money you have....how about you..ummm....I dunno....try and manage it better? Then we'll talk about adding programs, or expanding the ones we do have."
I can't blame the fiscal issues just on the 'crats though. I do wonder; however, when enough is enough. I don't want to see schools closed, or criminals let out early, or old retired people turned away from care, but I don't want to keep everyone thinking that I'll continue to fund these programs no matter what.
Tighten up these damn things....find other sources of funding, streamline the efficiency. Don't expect me to keep paying you to f it all up.