Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the four legislative leaders have continued their negotiations behind closed doors for weeks, bypassing open legislative committees and offering the outside world few details as a precondition of their talks.
They are asking the taxpayers to give on average $1400 per household in exchange for vague environmental and workplace changes as well as a ceremonial spending cap. All this while the state controller office spends nearly 2 million dollars on cubicals (see purchase orders PO1 PO2) for a new office but delays tax refund payments. The controllers expense was uncovered by Able Maldonado who released a press release. The controllers office responding to the 2 million dollar cubical purchase with the following comment.
We would urge the senator to check his math, stop grand-standing and get back to work on negotiating a solution to the state’s $42 billion budget gap, and the lack of money to fund programs Californians depend on their legislators to provide,” wrote the controller’s spokeswoman.
And to make matter worse the controller and unions are still fighting the furlough order by the Governor. These unions will continue to block the furlough putting those department closer and closer to a financial dooms day.
Our government is being run and controller by deceitful lairs who bend the truth to fit their needs whenever possible. It is time to put a stop to this!