LET THE CUTS BEGIN!--Drudge
Reporting from Sacramento -- The "big five" elected leaders -- Schwarzenegger and the legislative chieftains from both houses -- are slated to begin closed-door meetings today upon the governor's return from Washington, where he spent election day after casting a last-minute absentee ballot.
On Thursday a small group of Senate and Assembly members will hold the first of what's expected to be a slew of daily public sessions to wrangle over the details of the budget.
Schwarzenegger has called for cuts that would hit every corner of the state. He announced plans to lay off 5,000 of the state's 235,000 workers and has proposed slashing education by up to $5 billion, selling state properties, borrowing $2 billion from local governments and potentially reducing eligibility for healthcare programs.
Well, look at the light on over there! Governor Governator finally gets it that when you lock up illegal aliens and then give them access to our healthcare, schools and social services, bad budget things can happen.
That budget savings comes from deciding what government is actually supposed to do and not giving working people's taxes to every Tom, Dick and Paco that shows up in your state.
How do you feel about that border fence now?