New York (CNNMoney) -- California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Thursday the budget passed by state lawmakers that relied on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts. But he allowed legislators to keep collecting their paychecks.
Brown, who has promised for months that he wanted to present Californians with a gimmick-free budget that would solve the state's $26 billion deficit with a combination of tax extensions and spending cuts, said this budget was not a balanced solution.
good for you and the voters..
Hmmmm..... he vetoed the budget but allowed them to get paid?
"It continues big deficits for years to come and adds billions of dollars of new debt. It also contains legally questionable maneuvers, costly borrowing and unrealistic savings," he said. "We can - and must - do better."
Sounds like more smoke and mirrors from the fiscally irresponsible Democrat controlled legislature. I'm very impressed that Gerry Brown is being so strict and straight forward.
There is no question that the Democratic legislature got together with Gov. Brown on this budget. The whole thing was staged from the beginning. The Democrats agreed ahead of time with Brown that it would be vetoed. Also, it ensures all legislators still receive their paychecks. Now we will all have to endure several more weeks of stalemate trying to convince the Republicans. That won't work, so stand by...Brown will have no choice but to do an "All Cuts" budget.
Way to go Jerry, your people told them what you needed and they did not deliver. Go back and do it right this time!
I hope all those who voted for the terminator are happy with the mess he left us. He of course will go on to live in luxury while we struggle to pay for his incompetence. Afterall, he was attracted to his servant. What an idiot.