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This is what we've been dealing with since 2007 in California. The entire political establishment, backed by the media, has argued that budget cuts are simply necessary. Nobody in the state capitol or the mainstream media has asked what the impact of those cuts on the unemployment problem is, and so every year since 2007 we've seen one Hooverite budget after another.

Only lately have Democratic leaders started to argue that budget cuts worsen unemployment. But we've seen them pledge to resist cuts in the past and get wedged into supporting them when Arnold Schwarzenegger and the media argued that not making cuts risked California's credit rating or cash flow.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Sun Jun 6th, 2010 at 11:43:15 AM EST
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