Del Beccaro Statement on Brown Walking Away From Budget Talks
"Governor Brown and the Dems can't have it both ways. They asked for ideas -- and then complained there were too many. They wanted specific budget solutions -- and then complained there were too many details. They shout 'Let the people vote' -- and then refuse to let the people vote on measures that will create jobs and bring permanent reforms to California government.
"The list that Republican leadership gave the governor, after weeks of discussion, included a number of proposals to which Brown has publicly agreed - but obviously angered the public unions that control our state government. Not coincidentally, Brown, unlike Democrat Andrew Cuomo of New York, is refusing to reduce the state bureaucracy - demonstrating that he values bureaucracy more than essential services. "
"The fact that the governor has now pulled the plug on any further budget talks says only one thing -- the only immovable object in Sacramento is Jerry Brown."