California’s Budget Needs Spending Cuts in Right Places

It is terribly sad that California lawmakers aren’t cutting spending in the right places like waste in prisons, medicare/medicaid fraud, workers comp – where more is paid out than collected.

Despite propositions to increase taxes in California (where we already pay the highest taxes in the nation) were defeated, lawmakers are still looking to find ways to increase more taxes or collect money in ways that would make Bernie Madoff look like an an amateur.

Budget magicians use sleight of hand to help close California’s giant deficit.

It’s a shame – our taxes are already funding schools that have a 50% failure rate. Superintendents in LAUSD make $300,000 plus benefits. LAUSD spends more per student, has more bureaucrats per student, higher paid teachers and principals – compared to the Catholic Archdiocese. But Catholic schools with a lower per student spending have a higher success rate for students than LAUSD. Maybe LAUSD can learn a thing or two about education from them. As it is – in California, 1 in 4 students drop out, 1 in 4 students can’t read.

California - A Sinking Ship

California - A Sinking Ship