Budget reality: tax and slash
You can’t reduce spending or slash taxes without suffering a loss of services.
LaMalfa blames “big-city liberals from Los Angeles and San Francisco who want us, the people of the Northstate, to fund their spending addiction.” Hogwash. Why should an urban dweller subsidize fire protection for property owners who choose to build their homes in the wilderness?
The reality is that the only way to reduce the budget deficit is by reducing spending and increasing or shifting taxes. This is not an either/or proposition. Spending must be reduced, taxes increased and in some cases funding shifted. Painful decisions must be made. That’s why we have legislators.