http://sco.ca.gov/Press-Releases/2009/05-09summary.pdf "Sales taxes were $452 million lower (-50.9%) than last April, and personal income taxes were down $5.7 billion (-43.6%). Corporate taxes were $142 million below (-8.6%) April of 2008." Isn't consumer spending supposed to be 70% of the economy? Are sales tax revenues not linearly connected with sales? Either CA is exaggerating in order to get a bailout or the problem of the overall economy is worse than it is being presented to us.