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Cuts do not create funds, they only move already apportioned dollars around. That is not an increase to funds at all. Its a hat trick that helps officials stay in office while actually doing no thinking, no work, no creative compromise, and no planning at all. They are just covering up for being idiots in a place of power. Sadly, that idiocy is going to cost us all heavily in the end.

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Map of CaliforniaSurely, balancing a budget is a tricky thing. It takes number crunching skills, organization, time management, project management, and other technically specific skills. Which is why we elect officials to do it for our state, right?

There is a problem in this country right now. Most of our states are feeling the weight of a heavy economy that has tripped and fallen. Nobody is picking it up either. Its just laying there on its back, with its legs flailing in the air like an overturned turtle stuck in a sand drift.

Yes, the economy has faltered and fallen. But our state officials still have a job. Part of the job is to balance our state’s depleted budget. Each state seems to be coming up with the same sort of solution, CUTS! Cut this, cut that, cut these benefits, cut these salaries.

Hey, guess what? Cuts don’t work. Cuts are NOT good budget balancing measures. If an entity needs a certain amount of money to get by each year, then the budget balancing appointees need to allot that money for those expenses ahead of time. Its not rocket science. And all of the citizens of the state do this budget balancing feet, granted on a smaller scale, in our own lives.

The real challenge for states is “how do we create revenue for the state?” Not, what else can we cut? Instead of cutting money already allotted to specific projects, a better plan is to think about how to increase funds. Again, cuts don’t work. They only bring down an already faltering economy. They only create hardships for the citizens of each state.

Yes, some of our higher paid officials could cut their salaries to help in balancing the budget, with almost no impact to their own over-inflated lifestyles. But that would still only be a trickle in the bucket, not substantial funds.

California has mismanaged its funds for a very long time. Whether democrat or republican leader, it has continued on a course that could only end in one outcome, disaster for the state. We didn’t get into this mess overnight. It took years of CUTS, CUTS and more CUTS.

Cuts do not create funds, they only move already apportioned dollars around. That is not an increase to funds at all. Its a hat trick that helps officials stay in office while actually doing no thinking, no work, no creative compromise, and no planning at all. They are just covering up for being idiots in a place of power. Sadly, that idiocy is going to cost us all heavily in the end.

Our officials should all go to school and be forced to take budget balancing classes. Perhaps they will learn that a budget not properly balanced will eventually erode and their feeble cover-ups will not amount to squat!

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