I do not want my taxes raised. Do not compromise, Republicans - hold firm.
It is insanity to even think that we can find a solution to the budget crisis before we have had an open discussion on where all the money has gone and is going. Nobody has stopped to consider the fact that this state should have plenty of money - even with the real estate bust, property taxes are sky high. - We don't build roads, there is no mass transport, we have nothing to show for any of the money.
I suspect that the current crisis is a direct result of illegal immigration. It is not possible to solve this crisis without finding out how many illegal immigrants are actually in this state and how much they are costing taxpayers. - I would guess 8-10 million alone in California.
There are schools where I live that are in all likelihood attended only by children who should not be here in the first place. I didn't mind it when the government was only paying for a few extra students and providing basic medical services for the migrant workers - I thought it was the right thing to do. But we past that point 20 years ago. The 1986 amnesty was supposed to be the first and last - but it was really just the beginning.
The truth is, nobody really knows how many illegal aliens are in California because anytime anybody tries to count, they are branded racists be the Latino lobby and the idiotic politically correct crowd.
So they won't let us figure out where the money is going, but they want us to give them more.
Not with me. Cut school spending, cut, cut, cut. Cut Prisons, Cut health care. Slash and burn. I am not going to give you one penny more. No Way, No How.