Debra J. Saunders

They should talk. The latest PPIC poll found that while 54 percent of likely voters supported Brown's plan in January, support now has slid to 46 percent. Brown has to convince voters he'll be tough with labor, too.

After Brown signed the painful spending-cuts part of his budget last week, he said, "I find it shocking that elected representatives can so cavalierly say to the people, 'Shut up, you have no right to weigh in on this.'"

The same goes for a pension reform and spending cap: What's wrong with letting the voters decide?

Debra J. Saunders

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