Letters: Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Schwarzenegger's Budget Falls Short

Re "Gov. Seeks to Divert Transit Funds Again," Jan. 15: So Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to take millions in gas taxes that the voters ordered in Proposition 42 to go to improving our transportation system so that he can fix his budget problems. He has promised to repay the money over 15 years.

In light of the fact he made a similar promise to refund suspended education funding from Proposition 98 last year and now has reneged on that promise, there is no reason to believe he will make good on this promise. Schwarzenegger swore to enforce the laws that in the end reflect the will of the people. He has not only lied to educators and schoolchildren across this state, but he is continuing to flout the clear will of the people. Gray Davis was recalled for much less.

Gary E. Murphy
Simi Valley

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