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White Hose says "California will ahve to solve it's own problems"

Original post made by MadMaxx on Jun 16, 2009

Wow, the banks get bailed out, AIG gets bailed out, the auto industry gets bailed out, ALL with TAX dollars that Californian's will burden for YEARs. However, the white house states that California is on it's own? Whats wrong with this picture. The MOST populated and one of the most prosperous states, that contributed very large sums of tax dollars over the years, gets snubbed!

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - California's budget crisis due to the U.S. recession is one that the state is going to have to solve on its own, the White House said on Tuesday.

"It's obviously not an easy time for the state of California," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a briefing when asked if the administration would provide emergency financing for the state.

"We'll continue to monitor the challenges that they have, but this budgetary problem unfortunately is one that they're going to have to solve," Gibbs said

Comments

Posted by Ron, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Continuing crisis helps to advance the cause for increased taxes and government control. As you begin to feel the pain and panic you're more likely to agree to anything if the government will just save us. California's failure will help convince the electorate of other states that fed control is the only answer. Don't fall for it.


Posted by Cindy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Barack will not let down California as he will find the money somewhere. Unfortunately without reforming our retirement programs no amount of money will ever be enough money.


Posted by Linda, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm

As an economist it's difficult to tell people that "economic correction" is a good thing. A business shrinks and grows (hires and fires) on a regular basis. It's tough on people, but we accept it without a flinch. California needs to understand that scarcity of resources is a principle that cannot be violated. It's like gravity. We can pretend to want more free money from somewhere, but in the long run California will be a better place when it learns to live within its means.


Posted by Okie doke, we can all read, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm

A direct quote from the very same article ... :

"One potential rescuer has been the federal government, and for nearly a year California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has pressured the U.S. Congress and the president to help the state with debt markets."

Was President Obama the President nearly a year ago? And is he somehow responsible for the former President of these-here U-nited States not bowing to California Treasurer Lockyer's pressure?

Can someone clarify why this is surprising and why President Obama is doled the blame, given these tough economic times and tough decisions?


Posted by Einstein, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jun 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

Einstein is a registered user.

Well if this is truly the situation and we can expect no help from the federal government and in my opinion they should not help us as we got in this ourselves then we need drastic action by our California leadership. Maybe the only realistic approach is for California to immediately file for bankrupcy.


Posted by LK, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

We are in a crunch. It is time to clean house for real. It will hurt. I just hope there are safe guards for those that have less resources to get them through. Remember the charities in our community and give them support to help Pleasanton get through it_
VHS, The food bank, Open Heart etc....


Posted by Sick off it, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 17, 2009 at 9:58 am

Obama and his cronies want to limit CEO pay and blame them for the market issues.

What about accountability in Government. Double standards. Why aren't the fools in CA government being held accountable for there special interest spending, waste, allowing ridiculous contracts to be signed with unions.

I agree with some one above. It is a ploy to allow the government to run amok. BTW California - Your tax rate is higher than the United Kingdom and some parts of Europe.


Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

WHITE HOSE??? Is that a Freudian slip or did this guy jsut foregt to rnu splel chcek?


Posted by From CA to Obama with Love, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jun 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I have two solutions to end California's financial woes:
1. Enforce illegal immigration laws. Deport all illegals including the 250,000 in jails and prisons. Send them to Washington D.C. and let Obama take care of them. Or maybe Massachusettes, I'm sure Uncle Teddy would welcome them with open arms.
2. Get rid of all entitlement programs. Without them, the people who receive them will pick up and move somewhere else. Good-bye!


Posted by Dawn, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 18, 2009 at 7:44 am

If California were a country - we'd be the fifth largest economy in the world!That's simple fact that forces us into reality -- the recession is far deeper than we understand and can address. Forget the blame game and live in the moment -- Washington will help!!


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2009 at 8:33 am

I got an email from the Obama people asking for donations. They want to raise money to push their healthcare plans.

I think they are wrong to come to the taxpayers to raise money to convince people their healthcare plan is good. Why the need for donations, and why in California since they are saying we should be on our own? They should stop trying to raise money from California!


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm

To nosy neighbors:

White Hose would pass spellcheck.. Hose is a word.

I think he meant we're 'being hosed'...

unclehomerr..