Skip to comments."Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"
Posted on 11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses.
'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes.
Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam."
If you ask Jerry Brown today about his tax apathy 'then', his 'now' response is very peculiar.
In our current gubernatorial jaunt Jerry Brown maintains that he was against a legislative tax cut for property owners in 1977 because of his personal desired to hold on to the surplus in preparation for an anticipated an economic downturn; a premonition that Jerry Brown must have discovered channeling mystique religions while traveling around the globe with superstar Linda Ronstadt hanging on his arm.
Jerry Brown was Mayor of Oakland from January 4, 1999 until January 8, 2007. When Mayor Brown took over the reigns there was great concern surrounding education, crime and the city budget...
If you think Oakland's (Brokeland please) finances were bad 'then' you need to see them 'now' folks.
When you hear voters talk about Jerry Brown as if he is a human timeline of California historical events, and that his dance upon that timeline has him matured 'now' versus 'then' -- don't believe it. It is what it is; the evidence is clear. Jerry's 'then' will always be his 'now' -- no matter how hard he tries to run from the past.
(Excerpt) Read more at hoguenews.com ...
By virtue of producing rent-free rent-a-rallies for liberal politicians and causes, Jim Jones engendered enormous amounts of good will from Democratic politicians and activists. They allowed their political ambitions to derail their governing responsibilities. Frisco pols like Harvey Milk never seemed to care how Jones could, at the snap of his fingers, direct hundreds of people to stack a public meeting or volunteer for a campaign. City Councilman Milk just knew that he benefitted from that control, and therefore never bothered to do anything to inhibit the dangerous cult operating in his city. Instead, he actively aided and abetted a homicidal maniac. It wasn't just local hacks Jones commanded respect from. He held court with future First Lady Rosalyn Carter, vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale, and California Governor Jerry Brown.
Meg needs to keep pounding the ad with Jerry telling the world he didn’t have a plan for anything, schools, jobs, crime or the environment when he ran for Governor last time.
In his own words to blows himself up! probably not the right choice of words in this day & age, BUT STILL TRUE!
Meg’s got a great new ad running showing moonbeam being interviewed after his election boasting about how much he lied—”it’s all lies!”
OMG, I remember the brawl over Prop 13. Dems were caterwauling non stop about how we would have no schools or police. The end of days.
I shudder to think how much worse CA would be if libtards could raid property taxes at will. They try nearly every election to slip some inchoherent proposition thru that will neuter parts of Prop 13.
“may not be reposted, reprinted or reused without permission. Nothing on this site is in the public domain.” Title: Jerry Brown, 1992
You have Tom McClintock at the tip of your fingers and THIS martian is a probable choice for governor??
Don't come to me for help!
Let’s bring back the old political campaign “Stop Brown rot”. While I’m not exactly 100% thrilled with Meg, she is by far the better option.
Baby steps, baby steps.
He is gonna fit California like a noose.
He is gonna fit California like a noose.
Was Linda Rondstadt a whore?
More like a twit.
RE: “Was Linda Rondstadt a whore?”
They were good pals. She was a BEARD. JB always preferred the likes of GrAY Davis and others of suspicious sexual orientation. He had a long-term live in boyfriend.........
I know more, but can’t print it here.
Today is the 32nd anniversary of Jonestown.I hope the souls of those who died there are at peace.
Thanks PBF. Wow, I was young then.
I was only 2 that year but I have learned quite a bit about Jim Jones and the People’s Temple.I could tell that something was not right about JJ just by looking at him.It’s scary that one person could have so much power over so many people.The fact that a Congressman went to investigate Jonestown himself is amazing.Leo Ryan,to me,was a brave man.I admire what he did.I think he was one of the good guys as far as politicians go.How many others would have gone down there to investigate? Could you see Obama doing that? I think Ryan really did care about the concerns of the Temple member’s loved ones.What he did was not only brave but commendable.It’s too bad he had to pay with his life.
Never take a junket to a gunfight.
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