California families all have to live within a budget and so should the state legislature. The constant money grabs from Sacramento only serve to make it harder for families and seniors to make ends meet and are driving good people and businesses out of our state.
Our state must better prioritize it’s spending around core government responsibilities like public safety, education, and highway repair and expansion – not politician’s pet projects, pay raises and pension spikes.
We cannot tax ourselves into prosperity or out of some of the structural budget issues that we continue to face. Our state budget is also too reliant on taxes that will evaporate if there is ever another tech bubble burst. That is also why I support common sense pension reform and will oppose balancing any budget with tax increases. Sacramento politicians don’t deserve anymore of our tax dollars until they can prove that they know how to wisely spend our hard earned dollars they already have, period.