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Don’t blame Bush for money woes

Re: “Who’s really behind state’s money woes?” letter to the editor, Jan. 29:

[The letter writer], in his defense of liberals, tries to minimize their legislative largesse by saying, “Yes, liberal Democrats have overspent on some programs …,” then goes on to blame it all on “corporate crime and Bush-related energy companies” in typical Bush-bashing, whining style.

As a corporate and contract lobbyist for 30 years, I can attest to the fact that California’s Democrat liberals, dominating the Legislature for most of those 30 years, are tax-and-spend professionals regardless of the income, or projected income, in annual budgets. Their obsession with social engineering, excessive environmental and labor-intensive programs and pet projects to please their special-interest contributors are the reasons for spending in excess of income.

Sen. John Burton (from the People’s Socialist Republic of San Francisco), Herb Wesson and other “fellow travelers” are still clinging to those obsolete “basic commitments” today, regardless of the voters’ message through the election of Schwarzenegger as our governor. They don’t get it, and if they can force their legislative majority again, the overspending will continue.

So, let’s deal with facts and not try to blame our president for decades of overspending by California’s liberal Democrats. Nice try, but it does not apply! Sorry!

Ken Davis

Grass Valley

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