Monday, April 13, 2009

Have we seen this before? Brewer thinks so.

An article in the Republic over the weekend contained a few tidbits about the goings on regarding the budget down at the Capitol. The title of the story was "Brewer "shocked" that GOP leaders resisting tax hike."

I can't believe that it's been 5 weeks since Brewer gave her address to the Legislature. Time certainly seems to be flying by. What's astonishing though is that virtually little has been accomplished, at least publicly, regarding the budget.

The headline is a little misleading. When you read through it, it appears Brewer's shock comes more from the plan that is being looked at instead of her tax increase. Yup, that would be the borrowing. Here's her quote of the day.

"I'm shocked. I'm shocked they'd want to continue the path we've been going for the last six years," Brewer said. "It's déjà vu."
Borrowing is exactly what Burns, Adams and many other Republicans were critical of last year when Napolitano tried doing it. At a district meeting I attended last month my House Representatives both stood up there and promised this was not how they would come to a balance budget. I will remind them of that commitment if and when a final budget proposal is introduced.

Hey, at least they were against it before they were for it. Do they give points for that?

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