The GOP Is Dumb

December 16, 2008 at 5:57 am Leave a comment

Capitol Notes reports that the State GOP has decided to significant cut.  Capitol Notes states

“Legislative Republicans have crunched the numbers on their proposal for erasing some, but probably not all, of the shortfall facing the state over the next 18 months — a $22 billion proposal that suggests more than $2 in cuts for every $1 in new revenues”

The result of the GOP plan is massive cuts for bread and butter public services like education, police, the prison system, and social services.    I doubt the GOP has any structural reforms for the prison system because the GOP does not want to see (i) the rollback of Three Strikes, (ii) reduction of parole time required for non-violent offenders, and (iii) possession of controlled substance reduced to misdemeanor.

Here is the GOP plan for the slashing

“Legislative Republicans have crunched the numbers on their proposal for erasing some, but probably not all, of the shortfall facing the state over the next 18 months — a $22 billion proposal that suggests more than $2 in cuts for every $1 in new revenues”

Again, let’s cut the education budget without cutting the Department of Corrections budget.  And of course, no methods of revenue increases like an increase in sales tax and roll-back of car tax.

To me, the GOP’s plan is dead on the arrival.  As a fiscal conservative, I consider the GOP plans reckless

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