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Support dips for California governor's budget plan
| Peter Henderson
Posted on 03/23/2011 10:58:19 PM PDT by South40
(Reuters) - Support for California Governor Jerry Brown's plan to shut a $27 billion budget gap has eroded since he introduced it in January, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed on Wednesday.
Democrat Brown wants to close the budget hole with a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes, and he wants voters to get the chance to approve the package in a special election. So far Republicans have opposed the special election and tax hikes.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: brown; budget; cabudget; cainitiatives; california; cataxes; dips; downgoesbrown; governor; governors; jerrybrown; moonbeam; plan; support
posted on 03/23/2011 10:58:20 PM PDT
posted on 03/23/2011 11:19:40 PM PDT
by GOP Poet
(Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
I applaud Brown for at least using mostly real methods to close the budget gap, i.e. spending cuts and tax hikes.
However, there is no long term strategy. No spending caps, no extraction of concessions from the government employee unions, etc.
Arnold was as bad as his predecessor in depending on pure gimmicks.
Brown is just looking for short term fixes hoping that the economy will turn around and we can go back to business as usual, i.e. tax-tax-spend-spend.
....so, most people in California refuse to pay their fair share?
isn’t that racist?
posted on 03/23/2011 11:49:16 PM PDT
(Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
"Support dips for California governor's budget plan"
Yeah, things like rising gas prices and rising food prices will tend to make someone's enthusiasm dip for a lot of things that will cost them more money. I had posted on a prior thread that Brown's timing would be dreadful. About the time the ballot initiative was to be voted on, gas would be about five dollars a gallon. Let's see now, would the voters rather have money for gas, or would they rather have the state take more money from them? Gee, that's a tough one to try to figure.
posted on 03/24/2011 12:13:10 AM PDT
("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
Sorry... just couldn’t get past you applauding Brown... barf.
posted on 03/24/2011 12:32:15 AM PDT
(Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
Before this whole mess in California is over, Brown will wish he lost the election in November.
What Brown wants to do is duplicitous. He wants to put a proposition measure on the ballot about raising taxes (temporarily- sure). He wants a bunch of people who pay little or no taxes to vote for a tax increase for those who do pay taxes or a lot of tax.
posted on 03/24/2011 12:38:28 AM PDT
(Good intentions are not enough.)
The heck with california and the governor that THEY re-elected... moon beam will drive the state into the ground.
posted on 03/24/2011 4:42:45 AM PDT
48% of Californians think that Portugal’s means of dealing with debt is “cool”.
posted on 03/24/2011 8:06:26 AM PDT
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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