Brown Claims Budget Balanced—By Forgetting Tens of Billions in Debt and Deficit
Now even the mainstream media has had it with Guv Brown. The LA Times is reporting most of the facts over the Big Lie: Our Budget is Balanced press release sent by Guv Brown.
“But numerous reports by state agencies, think tanks and academics have shown the wall of debt to be many stories higher than $28 billion — hundreds of billions of dollars over the next few decades. Brown’s repayment plan does not significantly reduce the sizable debt to Wall Street or account for promises the state has made to its current and future retirees but is not setting enough money aside to cover.
“If we just ignore these longer-term pressures, we’re going to be back in the soup soon,” said Mike Genest, who was budget director for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.” ...