Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Governor’s Proposed Cuts Dismantle the New Deal

Day 3 of Budget Conference Committee reviewed the governor’s proposals for $5.5 billion in additional cuts to our budget. This is not my vision for the Golden State.

To use the words of conservative leader Grover Norquist, this is what it looks like to “shrink government to the size it can be drowned in the bathtub.” Unfortunately, it’s the people who rely on government services who will feel the pain. So, we are not talking about “starving the beast.” We are talking about letting poor children suffer and die for lack of medical treatment. We are talking about letting our seniors rot alone in their homes for lack of attention. We are talking about accepting the undoing of our state and our collective future.

The following lists the governor’s proposed cuts released today by the Department of Finance.
Cuts May 26, 2009