February 19th, 2009
04:45 PM ET
13 years ago

Meg Whitman slams California budget

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(CNN) – Meg Whitman, a Republican candidate for governor in California, is not a fan of the new budget just passed by the state’s legislature.

The budget “is not the solution,” Whitman said in a statement Thursday. “Instead of respecting taxpayers and championing job creation, Sacramento is increasing taxes on the middle class. The proposed budget will kill jobs, hurt families and make future deficits even worse."

Whitman, the former President and CEO of eBay, also opposed the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law by the President.

If successful in her gubernatorial bid, Whitman will succeed fellow Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who praised the California legislature’s passage of the state’s budget.

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soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. wakeupamerica

    Another crying Repub. Why didn't she propose something different? Oh, they have no ideas.

    February 19, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  2. Mary from California

    Does not matter what she says and does, she's not popular in CA and we won't vote for her.

    February 19, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. abc

    we already seen how GOP again, in my state, trying to fire their party staff because they want to reach across the aisle and hindering the budget bill with short-of-one vote... with ABSOLUTELY NO alternative solution to bring forward. is this opposition party exist for the purpose of existing only? i need an effective, 21st century party that will check & balance the Democrats so my state can regain its economic strength.
    why would i want to vote for another female version of this disaster as my new governor when she, also brought nothing new or authentic solutions to the table for the future of my state?
    i love my Cali state and hopefully, i'll have a responsible and smart governor soon.

    February 19, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. Enlightened Voter

    Rethuglicans, please for the sake of this country, fall back, reevaluate and learn compassion for a change. You guys are sinking fast! It's called caring about your fellow man, NOT JUST THE RICH ONLY!

    February 19, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. chris

    NO more GOPS 4 CA Gov, enough is enough

    February 19, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. Lynn

    This is the woman who the losing candidate for president, John McCain thought should have been Sec. of Finance and probably would have been if, perish the thought, he and Palin were electe

    February 19, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
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