Haynes is an Assembly member representing Riverside and
He serves on the Appropriations and Budget Committees. [go to
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From An Alternate Universe
reality in Sacramento...
I love the
old Star Trek shows. My favorite ones always involved Captain
through some wormhole to an alternative universe,
a different dimension, where everyone worried about matter and
anti-matter colliding, causing the end of life as we know it.
I’ll bet you didn’t know that we have that problem
in Sacramento. I am convinced that my Democrat friends are from
the alternative universe, having passed through the wormhole,
and are now threatening life as we know it in California as their
ideas (inspired by some anti-matter delusion) collide with reality.
Think about this.
Five years ago, in the midst of the biggest budget surpluses
ever, Republicans were asking for tax cuts,
asking that government return people’s money to them. Then-Speaker
(and Democrat) Antonio Villaraigosa said that the legislature
is giving peoples’ money back to them—when the legislature
spends the money on the important Democrat-created government
programs. In his mind, you and I paid our taxes, he gave the
money to his supporters, and that is how he gave us our money
back. Hey--thanks for the help. You and I don’t get welfare,
or any other free government stuff. So how do these government
programs help us?
Lest you think Antonio’s comments were an aberration,
now Speaker (and Democrat) Fabian Nunez recently said: “We’ll
tell the governor what we really want in this budget, what we
think is important, what we think is socially responsible. Then
the governor can tell us how he plans to see to it that the revenues
are there to fund those programs.” What? Think about it.
What if your spouse said that to you? “I get to spend the
money; you have to figure out how to get it.” Talk about
arrogance! He is obviously from an alternative universe.
Republicans in Sacramento
aren’t always right, but they
seem more often grounded in reality. They understand that a government
can’t spend more than it takes in on a regular basis. They
understand that government can’t do it all. They understand
that people actually want to be left alone most of the time.
Democrats in Sacramento, on the other hand, constantly demonstrate
that they are from an alternative universe. In that universe,
giving more money to a failing government program will make it
succeed. If it continues to fail, it obviously needs more money.
In that universe, a budget deficit is solved by spending more
and more money. In that universe, government creates jobs, and
business destroys jobs. In that universe, fewer people applying
for welfare or subsidized health care is a problem, rather than
a goal. In that universe, raising taxes actually encourages people
to work harder, and cutting taxes destroy individual incentive.
In that universe, the best way to save money on waste and fraud
is to stop spending money investigating and prosecuting waste
and fraud. In that universe, more government regulation encourages
businesses to grow, and less regulation grows business. In that
universe, business owners, and you and I, actually enjoy and
appreciate the government micro-managing our lives.
In California, matter
and anti-matter have actually collided. My Democrat friends
continue to deny reality, and impose their
vision on a world that still operates under the laws of physics
and supply and demand. The result—our houses cost too much,
our freeways are congested, we are running out of gasoline, water
and electricity, our budget is out of balance, and jobs are leaving
the state in droves. How do my Democrats friends react to these
negative trends? They keep doing the same things, taxing and
regulating business, and making our life miserable. They are
doing their best to make sure that life as we know it ends in
our great state.
This will continue as long as they are in charge. They have
entered the wormhole. They destroy all that they touch. Perhaps
some day, California voters will return them to the universe
from which they came, and put the humans back in charge in Sacramento. CRO