Inquiring minds are looking at Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown being upset that the State of Califonia pays for 96,000 state worker’s cell phones:
Alarmed at discovering that the state pays for 96,000 cellphones, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Tuesday seeking to cut in half the number of devices being billed to taxpayers.
Requiring 48,000 cellphones to be turned in by June 1 will save the state about $20 million a year.
“It is difficult for me to believe that 40% of all state employees must be equipped with taxpayer-funded cellphones,” Brown said. “Some state employees, including department and agency executives who are required to be in touch 24 hours a day and seven days a week, may need cellphones, but the current number of phones out there is astounding.”
Apparently a $25-billion budget deficit has gotten the new governor’s attention and he is looking for ways to cut waste to help him dig the state out of the hole it dug for itself.
An interesting sidenote is that the original LATimes reporter seems to think that a large deficit means that tax hikes are imperative whenever a large deficit has been run up by liberals:
“…a $25-billion budget hole, which has also required him to propose asking voters to extend some existing taxes.”
To this we ask…really? ‘Required’ is the appropriate word? Did we at SurvivingCalifornia.com miss someone proving this point? What about using a less biased word, or even an unbiased word or phrase?
Patrick McGreevy illuminates the fact, once again, that on any university campus the lowest SAT scores are invariably in two colleges…Education and Journalism.
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