CA-Gov: Finessing a Fiscal Crisis
You're running for governor of California and your state faces a calamitous fiscal crisis. What do you say about it on the campaign trail? ...
You're running for governor of California and your state faces a calamitous fiscal crisis. What do you say about it on the campaign trail?
The answer is not much, as the Sacramento Bee reports:
As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warns that the state is fast running out of cash and calls for budget cuts to cure a $24 billion deficit, his would-be replacements face risky political decisions in spelling out how they would handle a crisis unfolding long before they would take office in January 2011.
By then, the state's current fiscal meltdown will have been resolved, papered over or reduced in scale, or will have morphed into a ghastly new form.
Whether they're Republicans or Democrats, none of the candidates are providing much in the way of specifics. But, when the specifics are this ugly, I can't really blame them.
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