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Gee, why donít people believe Gov. Brown and his friends?
Orange Punch, The Orange County Register political commentary blog ^ | 5-30-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 05/30/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum

Remember the Credibility Gap? It was a phenomenon that rose to public awareness in the late 1960s (and even inspired a funny comedy group) when reporting showed a great difference between what government claimed and reality.

It lives.

According to Bloomberg:

“As California Governor Jerry Brown seeks a temporary 5 percent pay cut from public employees to fill the largest state deficit in the U.S., many of those same workers are poised for raises next year . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: deficits; govjerrybrown; spending; taxes

1 posted on 05/30/2012 12:03:04 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
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I can't personally stand most Democrats, but Gerry Brown has common sense going for him.

I see Brown being like that Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

2 posted on 05/30/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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I can't personally stand most Democrats, but Gerry Brown has common sense going for him.

I see Brown being like that Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

Do you live in CA? Perhaps he looks better from a distance.

3 posted on 05/30/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by Bob
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I see Brown being like that Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

Yeh -- and there are enough of them up there in Sacramento to keep all his fingers [and toes] busy.

4 posted on 05/30/2012 12:42:16 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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I can’t personally stand most Democrats, but Gerry Brown has common sense going for him.


this may be the only time these words are written together in history.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by Yaelle
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this may be the only time these words are written together in history.

Thank you for what I consider a compliment.

But, seriously; Brown can't be counted on to carry the Dem party line, and I see him as a whipping boy.

Better him as governor ... for the time being.

6 posted on 05/30/2012 1:06:30 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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I can't personally stand most Democrats, but Gerry Brown has common sense going for him.

I see Brown being like that Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

Enjoy living in La-La land do you? Jerry Brown is a total idiot. He was an idiot in the past and he is an idiot now.

7 posted on 05/30/2012 5:43:32 PM PDT by calex59
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I see Brown being like that Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

Don't say that in San Francisco. They might take it the wrong way.
They spell 'dike' differently there. ;-)

8 posted on 05/30/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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