It is a major mistake to make deep, immediate budget cuts in the middle of recession. This will make the recession worse. Instead, we need to build the promise of California.
That promise is a good education for all, a good job for all, the opportunity to have a rewarding career, and the chance for a life that is more than simply the workplace. The austerity paradigm underlying the tax and budget cut mania, which the Bee accepts, does not promote good jobs nor rewarding careers for teachers, police, firefighters, nurses. It will make the recession worse.