The Governator's Big Budget Plan: A Federal Bailout, of Course
What does Schwarzenegger care? He's out of there. Hasta la vista, bitches, the check's in the mail.
California lawmakers and analysts are challenging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's days-old budget proposal, which relies on billions of dollars in emergency federal aid.
A report released Tuesday by the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst said the Republican governor's spending plan, which would close a $20 billion budget shortfall over 18 months, is built on risky assumptions -- including agreement by Washington to rescue the state.
"While the odds seem favorable for some federal relief sought by the administration," the report said, "we believe that the likelihood of Washington agreeing to all of the governor's requests is almost nonexistent."
The report also said Mr. Schwarzenegger's proposal, which envisions spending $82.9 billion in the 2010-11 fiscal year, is built on optimistic revenue and spending estimates.
I would make further snarky commentary on this but I'm giving up. I'll be packing my shit if anyone needs me, see you bitches in Nicaragua.
(really though I swear it's cool, we're falling into the ocean anyway. So who gives a rat's ass about a balanced budget? I guarantee you the lawmakers of Atlantis didn't bother in the months leading up to the city getting swallowed up by the sea. Wooooo!)