If you can.
“Try your hand at eliminating the red ink in California’s budget.
“The state’s budget shortfall for the rest of this fiscal year and next, estimated to be $28 billion, is the size of the total general fund budget of 12 states combined: Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.
“We’ve provided a wide range of options — spending cuts and tax increases — that cover most of the proposals made by Democratic or Republican lawmakers. It’s not easy, but it can be done.”
California budget balancer, LA Times, January 10, 2011
It can be done, but no one will like it. Well, maybe the anarchists and Grover Nordquist, but that’s about it.