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No more furloughs, instead stop services to illegal aliens
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Governor Schwarzenegger has said that he will use his executive powers to again reduce state employees’ salaries another 5% with another furlough day to make it a 20% reduction in pay. Ask yourself why he is trying to balance the state budget using pay, which won’t work, rather than by reducing programs to illegal aliens.

He says illegal programs only account for $5 billion of the $26 billion that the budget is short. He is fibbing. The actual cost to the State is closer to $15 billion. When you figure in lost taxes on wages paid, money shipped out of state, health care, education, food stamps, subsidized housing, etc. you can see where the amount is closer to 60% of the budget deficit.

The Gov needs to reduce the salaries of those people responsible for the current state of affairs. Those people are the representatives sitting in Sacramento that feel there is nothing wrong with spending more money than what comes into the State coffers. You can’t run a house that way; likewise you can’t do the same and run a government.

Everybody needs to write letters to the editors of your local papers and to your state representatives.

They have destroyed this state!
 Dale Burnham
July 9, 2009