As Californians go to the ballot box to vote whether or not to increase their taxes, government leaders in
The ballot initiative, promoted by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has little to no chance of passing according to the Los Angeles Times. But that did stop the governor from using fear tactics, as Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck pointed out on his May 19 program.
“What’s their plan to turn the state around? They have one?” Beck said. “Yes – the Governator, he proposed $15 billion in cuts. Wow. And he warned that if his, if his propositions failed,
The Fox News Channel host mocked this notion, as if the worst case of all scenarios would be wrapped up into one.
Beck called the argument “fraud” despite the vivid imagery it creates.
“How many times do we have to hear the fraudulent argument, ‘You know what – if we don’t, we run out of money, you know what we’re gonna have to do – we’re going to have to close all the prisons down, let the rapists and murderers go out, and they’re gonna be in the classrooms with your children who won’t have a teacher there while the building is on fire! That’s what’s gonna happen!’” he said.
“No, it’s not,” Beck continued. “When you literally have no government structure whatsoever, then I’ll believe you got nothing less important to cut than firefighters and opening up the prisons. You can make the argument when that happens.”
Instead – Beck named a few other cuts that could be made to the
“But when you’re still spending $1.5 million for, I’m not kidding you – non-toxic dry cleaning or $40.5 million for migrant day care, or the estimated $13 billion for education, health service and other services for the state’s 3.2 million illegal immigrants – and yes, I understand that they cut their budget for the sea otter program by close to half,” Beck said. “They did, but before you let the murderers out on the streets, may I suggest you make the otter budget,
“Ah, yes, because