SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, today issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Brown’s 2011 State of the State address:
“California is an incredible state and still has potential for tremendous prosperity if we get our budget deficit under control and our economy back on the right track. I want to work with Governor Brown to set priorities, reform government and create jobs.
“I believe we need to work to resolve our fiscal crisis without raising taxes. At a time when double-digit unemployment persists and many Californians can’t even afford to pay their mortgage – their most important asset – they certainly cannot afford to pay the government more in taxes. There has already been a vote of the people on the exact same taxes that the Governor is proposing and over 60% of voters rejected the increase. Another vote on the same taxes will waste time and money that we don’t have.”