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  Senator May 20th, 2010     

Sen. Wyland

Reviewing the “May Revise”
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)

Last Friday, Governor Schwarzenegger released his revised version of the 2010-11 Budget. While I appreciate that the Governor made tough choices without raising taxes, I believe there are three steps California must take if we are to regain a strong fiscal standing.

First, we’ve overspent for far too long. Spending nearly doubled from 1998 – 2008. No person with any sense of fiscal responsibility knowing that their income fluctuates would do that. Second, the majority party doesn’t control spending with a structural formula or look at the effectiveness of programs. We must start evaluating tax dollars like they were our own.

Last, we must make California a place where people will invest and create jobs. Yet we’re driving jobs out of California to neighboring states that have better tax incentives and far less regulation. And we’re doing that at the expense of Californians who are losing their jobs and are in dire straights. We’ve got to turn this state around.

Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008
760.931.2455 Office

Sen. Garrick

Governor Lays Out Blueprint for a Budget with No Tax Increases
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick

Last Friday the Governor released his May Revise to the state budget, which lays out a blueprint to close a $19.1 billion deficit with no new taxes. This is a serious spending plan that prioritizes funding and makes difficult but necessary decisions.

Unfortunately, Democrats have already signaled their intent to scrap this plan and write a new one that raises taxes and adds back all of the spending that was cut. It’s just more of the same from the liberal majority in Sacramento.

Fortunately for taxpayers, Republicans are adamant that tax increases are off the table. More taxes would only make any hopes of California’s economic recovery even worse.

The real answer to increase tax revenues is to pass the Republican jobs package, which would get government out of the way of private sector job growth and help put our 2.3 million unemployed Californians back to work.

Democrats need to join Republicans to act on these spending cuts with urgency. California simply can’t afford to keep up this spending pace with a $19.1 billion deficit. The clock is ticking for a responsible, on time budget with no new taxes.

Assemblyman Martin Garrick serves the communities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista, and portions of San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside as the Assemblyman for the 74th District.


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