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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a budget for the coming fiscal year Monday that deals with the state's ongoing deficit with tough medicine for nearly every Californian, making deep cuts to most areas of government while calling for a five-year extension of tax increases enacted in 2009.

In releasing his first budget plan, the newly elected Democratic governor said he wanted to end the types of acccounting gimmicks, borrowing tricks and overly optimistic revenue assumptions that characterized the recent budgets signed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

His budget projects the deficit at $25.4 billion over the next 18 months.

To close it, Brown called for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, including reductions in welfare, social services, health care for the poor, community colleges and a combined $1 billion cut to the University of California and California State University systems.

Brown also wants the Legislature to call a special election in June to give voters an opportunity to continue increases in the income, sales and vehicle taxes for five years. The taxes were approved two years ago next month and are due to expire this year.

The taxes, along with proposed shifts in funding, would generate $12 billion in revenue if voters agree to an extension.

Brown said his spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is intended to end the state's continual deficits and balance the budget for the next several years without borrowing money to do so.

"It's better to take our medicine now and get the state on a balanced footing," Brown told reporters in releasing his plan.

Among the hardest hit areas would be recipients of Medi-Cal, the state's health insurance program for the poor. Doctors' visits would be capped at 10 per year, a $5 office copayment and a $50 emergency room copayment would be added, and there would be caps on the annual benefits for items such as hearing aids and medical equipment. Brown also is seeking to eliminate the adult day health care program that serves about 27,000 Californians.

Community college fees, among the lowest in the nation, would increase to $36 per unit from $26.

He said the only area of state spending he would protect is K-12 education, but that assumes voters approve the tax extensions. If they do not, or if the Legislature fails to muster the two-thirds vote needed to place the question on the ballot, cuts will be even deeper, Brown said, hinting that schools could be hard hit.

Republican lawmakers reacted negatively to the prospect of extending the tax increases. Most of them have signed a pledge pushed by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist, who runs a Washington, D.C., nonprofit called Americans for Tax Reform.
 

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All the bad **** in the country, has creeped out of Kommiefornia.. :laughing: Now your next big export to the rest of the US will be default, and businesses. It's gonna get ugly, you better have your **** pack and be heading east.. ASAP.
 

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All the bad **** in the country, has creeped out of Kommiefornia.. :laughing: Now your next big export to the rest of the US will be default, and businesses. It's gonna get ugly, you better have your **** pack and be heading east.. ASAP.

Just don't you'all worry

Were going to have are Girl Call your girl and write all this **** off as some "Green cause":nuts:

Except were going to call it, " Revive, Stay Alive The Planet"

Then were gunna hand out little green wrist bands

to Ralley you all'z support

We'll get this **** about half way paid off then give you'all the fiinger on the rest :nuts:
 

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Just don't you'all worry

Were going to have are Girl Call your girl and write all this **** off as some "Green cause":nuts:

Except were going to call it, " Revive, Stay Alive The Planet"

Then were gunna hand out little green wrist bands

to Ralley you all'z support

We'll get this **** about half way paid off then give you'all the fiinger on the rest :nuts:
Does anyone speak kommiefornian? :laughing: I don't know :WTF he just said..
 
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