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Budget Solutions-The Next Step

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

by Ray Haynes Temecula

If there is any problem with government budgeting, it is how the government budgeting analysts approach their job. They always (not sometimes, not once in a while, not even frequently, but always) start the budget discussions with what they spent last year on a program by program basis. Take a [...]

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by Ray Haynes Temecula

Everyone talks about solutions to the budget.  I want to put a few out there based on real numbers.  The first thing to do is to look at real numbers, from an historical perspective, to determine what to do.  Our left wing friends don’t want to look at real numbers, and [...]

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No Time for Gloating

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

by Ray Haynes Temecula

What happened yesterday was a good thing.  For too long, Sacramento has acted with contempt for the will of the voters, forgetting that the one-fortieth or one-eightieth of the state the Democrat legislator represents, after having been elected by less that 30% of the voters in that district (usually in the [...]

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What Now Governor?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

by Ray Haynes Temecula

I remember a meeting the Governor had with Assembly Republicans right after the 2005 special election debacle.  Remember that one?  The Governor raised millions of dollars for some mediocre initiatives (and one good one, elimination of agency fee), spent that money on mediocre ads prepared by mediocre consultants, who gave him [...]

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Pigs At the Trough

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

by Ray Haynes Temecula

Yes Virginia, it is a tax increase, and no Aaron, the principled opposition to any new tax is not a partisan position. The Governor cannot avoid his responsibility for this crisis by calling on Legislators to end their political careers to bail him out of a situation he created. Had he [...]

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