Moonbeam Misplaces $1.9 Billion Which Is Why His Accountant Needs a Spokesperson

Moonbeam Misplaces $1.9 Billion Which Is Why His Accountant Needs a Spokesperson

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration miscalculated costs for the state Medi-Cal program by $1.9 billion last year and that contributed to his projection of a deficit.

But don’t worry, they “deeply regret” it.

“There’s no other way to describe this other than a straight up error in accounting, which we deeply regret,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the Department of Finance.

It’s pretty funny that the accounting guy in California needs a spokesperson. Would you still have your job if you made a $1.9 billion mistake?

That accounting error isn’t the only problem. Tax collections did not meet expectations again.

That comes as no surprise. They’re socialists who are driving away businesses and overburdened taxpayers who can live much better in another state[…]

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