1. At a time when our goal is to shrink the welfare rolls and get people back to work, our governor eliminates CalWORKS, the only effective program we have to get people off of welfare and back to work. So we will now be the ONLY state in the union without a welfare-to-work program and will lose billions of federal dollars because of it. Congratulations, Mississippi, you are now a progressive state!
2. Last year, the governor tried to cut the cost-effective In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, which costs taxpayers five times LESS than nursing home care. The courts shot him down, pointing out that these cuts violate a number of Federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. So what does he propose this year? That’s right, more IHSS cuts.
3. Once again, the governor proposes a cuts-only budget that will be DOA. Trying to solve the budget problem with cuts alone is like trying to fight with one hand tied behind your back.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the results to be different.