Re "Revenue up, stirs effort to ease cuts" (Page A1, May 6): What happened to the notion that the new Democratic super-majority in the California Legislature was going to show some restraint on spending?
Here we are, just five months out from the election that gave the Democratic Party their super-majority and passage of Proposition 30, and what does the Legislature want to do? Legislators want to spend every dime of this new tax revenue and then some on new programs and restore past cuts to the budget.
Have we already forgotten what got us into this morass of debt? It was unrestrained spending for programs that we could not afford. Now here we go again. The Legislature and governor need to remember that these new taxes are not permanent.
-- Doug Wright, Sacramento