A Republican leader believes California Democrats won't prove
they can fix the state's budget problems, improve education or
implement healthcare reform.
On Monday, California Democrats said they have no more excuses
now that the party dominates the state legislature. Lawmakers
kicked off a new legislative session with Democrats as the
supermajority, which marks the first time in over 100 years.
Since Democrats are no longer restrained by Republican
opposition, lawmakers say the party is now responsible to deliver.
Democrats say they will focus on changes needed to implement
ObamaCare in The Golden State and on education reform and will
consider more taxes later on.
Los Angeles County GOP chair, Mark Viafiades, believes that
based on past results, Democrats will not be able to fulfill their
"With all the money the Democrats have
spent in California on education, it has not done anything to
improve the system -- and with healthcare, it's same thing," he
Viafiades adds that the agenda Democrats have for the state will
not work, and he predicts they will not be able to prove they can
fix the struggling state economy.
"They are going more off of an agenda rather than off of sound
economic policy," he tells OneNewsNow. "Everything that the
Democrats have done lately has been at the expense of businesses
and the working people. Businesses are just flying out of
California at a very fast rate. It's just making it impossible for
businesses to stay and thrive in California."
Some Democrats say they want to reign in some of the more
liberal members of their party to avoid a backlash. The state's
Democratic governor also said he will restrain some of the more
liberal members of his party.
A California lawmaker asserts that a tax initiative passed by
voters that is said to raise funds for public education won't give
schools the money they need.