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Governor Schwarzenegger ADMIN June 10, 2009
Go to the Los Angeles Times Interactive Budget Balancer and try your hand at closing California's budget shortfall. Then take a screenshot of your results and post them here, with the tag: "My CA Budget" (make sure you put your tag in quotes).

It is your chance to make the tough budget decisions. Tell me how you do.

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From the LA Times:
"Try your hand at closing California’s budget shortfall, estimated at $24 billion. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Cut spending, raise taxes and/or borrow to get the state out of the red. For each choice -- drawn from proposals from across the political spectrum -- we’ve tried to give some sense of the effects. As you craft your proposal, the Deficit Meter will show your progress."

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Stay focused. All viewpoints are welcome, but comments should remain on the topic set by the original post.

Be respectful. Ad hominem or personal attacks, profanity, and aggressive behavior are prohibited. Instigating arguments in a disrespectful way is also prohibited.

Tell the truth. Spreading misleading or false information is prohibited.

No spam. Repeated posting of identical or very similar content in a counter-productive manner is prohibited – this includes posts aggressively promoting services or products.

We retain the discretion to determine which comments violate our policy. We also reserve the right to remove violations. We expect all contributors to be respectful.

We encourage your participation in the discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.




Visit the Governor's Twitter page at twitter.com/Schwarzenegger.

Visit the Governor's website at gov.ca.gov.

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  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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