On Tuesday, May 19th, California voters voted down five propositions by nearly a super majority in each. The propositions would have reallocated funds between state programs, and make more increases in taxes and fees. They were drafted by the state legislature and Governor Schwarzenegger, and raised anger among the people, especially in light of the legislature’s passing of massive tax and fee increases as recently as February.
Now the State is preparing to cut state employment and services because it is facing a $21 billion deficit. While unfortunate for those who lose their jobs, this development perhaps suggests that Californians are tired of government trying to solve government-created problems with more taxation.Published in