By Ben Cohen
The NY Times reports on what will happen to California if Governor Schwarzenegger makes good on his proposed budget cuts to make up the enormous deficit:
In a special election on May 19, voters rejected a batch of measures
on increasing taxes, borrowing funds and reapportioning state money
that were designed to close a multibillion-dollar budget gap. The cuts
Mr. Schwarzenegger has proposed to make up the difference, if enacted
by the Legislature, would turn California into a place that in some
ways would be unrecognizable in modern America: poor children would
have no health insurance, prisoners would be released by the thousands
and state parks would be closed.
Nearly all of the billions of
dollars in cuts the administration has proposed would affect programs
for poor Californians, although prisons and schools would take hits, as
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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.