Nobody is serious about controlling spending. Da Ahnold wants to toss $5 billion to support illegal aliens. Certainly, illegals are not all of California's budget problems. But 20% of the problem is not a small number.
The Democrats want to spend this, and more besides, including raiding the projected “ rainy day” fund. It's a projection – this money doesn't exist, other than on some analyst's spreadsheet.
Both think that Washington will plunder Middle America to bail them out.
The sad thing is, they are probably right. One thing that Obama can't do is let the rest of the country realize that California's problems are the logical result of where he wants to take the rest of the country.