Skip to comments.Voters OK with tax hikes - after they're informed
Posted on 01/18/2011 7:56:08 AM PST by SmithL
If he can get his proposed tax extensions on the ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown just might have a shot at persuading voters to pass them and balance the state's budget.
A month before Brown introduced his budget plan, a statewide voter survey by pollster Jim Moore, commissioned by Democratic legislators, found that 58 percent of the 1,000 respondents were inclined to extend the 2009 increases for four years if doing so would minimize cuts to K-12 education, public safety and health care.
However, Brown and his allies will have to do some educating. That 58 percent support was registered only after pollsters briefed respondents about the 2009 hikes in the income and sales taxes and vehicle license fee.
Only about a third of those surveyed even knew they had been raised.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
How are voters with Spending cuts? Did they ask that?
Where’s the barf alert?
The media is 100% complicit in the march of Socialism in America. The First Amendment was meant to keep us free; instead they turned it against us through lies and manipulation.
talk about a false choice...
” Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross “
It took *two* Liberals to write this drivel??
Must be a Union job......
You mean the CYA campaign for Brown.
No mention of the outragous union contracts I bet.
It’s California... of COURSE they’re fine with the tax hike. They’re probably just convinced the “evil rich people” will pay it.
Is it any wonder why individuals and businesses are leaving California in record numbers and moving to states that have lesser tax rates and fewer regulations over business.
Illinois is doing the same thing.
These two states are going to lose a lot of people and businesses both.
The beneficiaries will be neighboring states and other states that have low tax rates and better business climates and atmospheres.
“...would minimize cuts to K-12 education, public safety and health care.”
Funny, isn’t it, how public education, police and health care always seem to be the first things on the chopping block when the gov’t is threatening to cut spending if they can’t get tax increases?
Enjoy your new taxes, California. And rest easy knowing state employee pensions will remain untouched for another decade and illegal immigrants will continue to collect their goodies!
Ann Arbor Michigan is a beautiful example of the problem. Washtenaw county has the highest per capita number of taxpayer funded jobs. Sure enough they always want more taxes.
Funny thing is that they look down on the rest of the state is greedy ignorant rednecks for wanting lower taxes.
You have a majority in this state on welfare, government employment welfare and other great society programs.
Brown had the employment unions getting nothing cut.
They spend a good 150 million backing him last election and they will spend more now to try and keep their King sized ransom pay.
I’m just guessing here, but I bet these 1,000 respondents...
DON’T PAY ANY TAXES!!
[1,000 respondents were inclined to extend the 2009 increases for four years if doing so would minimize cuts to K-12 education, public safety and health care.]
What if they are told the truth? Cuts to K-12 education, public safety and health care are being made to preserve massive payments to unionized gov’t employees. Do they want to extend tax increases to pay for cushy retirements for a government workers at 52?
This is what’s called a push poll.
Yes, they are.
When the first 15-20 minutes of a news program is nothing but a discussion of fashions at an awards show, it is a clear demonstration of that complicity. [Sunday night Fox 11]
1. How many of those "58%" are on the dole, and thus don't pay taxes anyway, or are themselves employees of the education, public safety, and health care systems?
2. How many of those polled were offered the alternative "[...] if the resultant revenues would be dedicated to lowering the deficit?"
I suspect many Californians will vote with their feet and simply leave for states with less tax burden.
File this under things I knew from the headline weren’t in the least bit true- at all.
American’s are not okay with Tax increases, and never will be as long as they are at these rates.
Now, if say we had a 5% tax rate, and one day they asked us to give 6% for x, y,z and x,y,z were reasonable, then I could see that sentiment maybe being true.
Duh...well over a third of adults pay no taxes at all. They don't see tax bills at all, only EITC checks, EBT cards, and Section 8 vouchers. For all they know, the money to pay for all this might as well come from leprechauns and elves.
The ones who do not have to pay the taxes are ok with them.
There's the money quote, and proof that you're right.
If you told most of these respondents that "politicians have a money tree in their backyard, and they shake it whenever they need more cash" ... most of them would grunt "Uh-huh" and go back to watching TV.
The rest would ask "Where do all the politicians live at?"