CA Repub Legislators back Gov Browns Continued Fiscal Conservatism
Balanced fiscal conservatism is a wise policy. I’ll be voting for Brown BTW. The moderate Republican candidate is still not the right guy IMO, but seems a bit of relief from Tea Party politics. However appearances are always deceiving in political campaigns.
“It is just common sense to follow the smart growth path laid out by the governor to ensure balanced budgets,” said Senate Republican leader Robert Huff of Diamond Bar. “Repeating past mistakes by spending money we just don’t have is unwise….It will be a big mistake by the Democrats if we end up talking about cuts and taxes again so soon after getting another revenue windfall.”
Brown offered the first clue of his stance on budget negotiations earlier this week, when he said the revenue forecast from his finance staff was the most reliable, and “that’s the one I’m living with.”
He coupled his cautious approach with a reminder that California has run budget deficits for 11 of the last 15 years. Trying to forecast revenue is an extremely risky proposition, he added.
“Economists never predict a recession,” the governor said.