A no-new-cuts budget - Page 2

The governor's pledge not to raise taxes demonstrates that at heart he's a George W. Bush Republican

It's not rocket science. But politicians in California are terrified of raising taxes — but in 2008 they have to get over it. It's the responsibility of the Democratic leadership to educate the public about the real choices here, the real economics, the real stakes — and the only humane, credible solutions. If they cower in fear and cave in to the governor now, it's hard to imagine when they will ever be able to take a stand.