Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Education is Off the Table

Well, Arnold has said that and has therefore removed any credibility about his economic plan. As Kevin Drum points out, take education off the table and there just isn't much left. Take everything else that hasn't effectively been earmarked by a combination of court decisions, federal strings, and ballot initiatives and there's practically nothing left.

Anyone who claims they can put the CA budget into balance without increasing tax revenues is a liar or a fool. My guess is that Candidate Arnold is hoping he can pretend he can do just that, while Governor Arnold would of course have to raise some taxes.

So, Californians and the media - do you want to have the debate about which taxes to increase before or after the recall election?