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.
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.


Ohioan@Heart said...

The hand outs won't stop. That requires that the legislature be fiscally responsibility and for them to tighten their belts.

Much easier to raise taxes. That makes all of us practice fiscal responsibility and to tighten our belts.

TheBigHenry said...

Free lunch is a figment of the unimaginative. You can quote me.