Payroll for California’s roughly 230,000 civil servants tallies a mere $18 billion — not including legislative aides or people who work for the state’s courts or university systems. (Those 149,000 additional folks aren’t under the governor’s control, but even if Schwarzenegger could fire them, their salaries wouldn’t be enough to patch the $40 billion deficit.)Unreal. It looks like the handouts will have to stop.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
It's all About the Hand Outs
Dig this. The California budget deficit is $40B. Even if we fired every state employee, it would not cover the deficit.