Respectfully, the state spends way too much money. California property owners, businesses, workers, and consumers are burdened with some of the highest tax rates in the country. Raising our taxes will not fix the budget problems in California. Our state's government is highly inefficient, which is evident by the fact that large state agencies, such as Parks and Rec, can "discover" $54 million in funds they didn't know existed. Higher taxes won't fix the spending problems we have. They will push more wealth out of the state and create even more "revenue" problems in the future.