(PR) California Democrats Achieve a New Low in Use of Gimmicks to Pass a Phony Budget

Sacramento — Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association blasted the phony budget proposed by the Democrat majority in the legislature as a convoluted effort motivated solely by the need to continue to receive their paychecks.

“As usual the politicians under the Capitol dome are looking out for themselves” said Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “They are so desperate to pass a budget ‰ÛÒ any budget ‰ÛÒ in order to keep their pay they are willing to use any means including illegal maneuvers and gimmicks in order to do so.”

  • The passage of a CALFire surcharge on home insurance policies is illegal if passed on a simple majority vote;
  • The proposed stealing of $1 billion from California’s First Five funds is illegal without a ballot initiative process;
  • A $1.7 billion request of funds from Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs) under threat of extinction is likely illegal under Prop. 22;
  • The $1.2 billion the Legislature is relying upon from the sale of State office buildings has already been determined to be illegal.

“If self-serving lawmakers attempt to circumvent Prop. 13 and the will of the people” said Coupal “We will see them in court.”