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Jerry Brown calls massive protest sign of broader frustration
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/5/12 | David Siders

Posted on 03/05/2012 4:14:04 PM PST by SmithL

As hundreds of students continued to protest cuts to higher education at the state Capitol this afternoon, Gov. Jerry Brown said in a prepared statement that the students reflect the frustration of millions of Californians.

About 350 of the thousands of demonstrators who descended on the Capitol this morning remain inside the building. About 200 protesters gained entry to the Capitol rotunda before California Highway Patrol officers blocked entrances to the area, leaving others to shout from the hallways.

"The students today are reflecting the frustrations of millions of Californians who have seen their public schools and universities eroded year after year," the Democratic governor said in a prepared statement. "That's why it's imperative that we get more tax revenue this November."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: goldenstate; moonbeam; occupy; professionalprotest
Birds gotta fly,
fish gotta swim, and
Rats gotta tax!

1 posted on 03/05/2012 4:14:14 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Yep, tens of millions of Californians are rising up and demanding the state tax them more and spend more on schools & universities, thats it.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 4:17:44 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
This is funny.

They are occupying the Capitol building.

3 posted on 03/05/2012 4:22:35 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: SmithL

I can actually remember a time when California public schools were the standard by which others were judged.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 4:25:38 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: SmithL

Good, increase taxes on all the rich Hollywood liberals and let us see those “rich liberal” reactions...


5 posted on 03/05/2012 4:30:53 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

Weren’t some universities in California totally free at one time to Cal. residents?

Oh, I guess now that all the “residents” are illegal, things have changed ...


6 posted on 03/05/2012 4:40:52 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks
Only to illegals.
7 posted on 03/05/2012 5:31:29 PM PST by First A Patriot (Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God)
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To: nascarnation

“I can actually remember a time when California public schools were the standard by which others were judged.”

I went to the University of California @ Berkeley ( yeah, I know it’s a $hithole, and it was when I was there in the early ‘60’s) and my tuition per semester was something on the order of $110.00. My daughter went there twenty years later and it was $1,200.00 per quarter. Now it’s something on the order of $30,000 per year! The problem is directly linked to Federal “support” for “higher education.” The professors are all making mid to high six figure salaries and they still aren’t teaching classes because that “interferes” with their research grants. I received a Mechanical Engineering degree courtesy mostly of Indian and Chinese teaching assistants. So in a strange way, I understand the motivation behind the students. That said, since they won’t have a job when they get out, why bother with going to school unless you get paid by the government to go.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 6:00:43 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SmithL
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” ― Margaret Thatcher

"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - FDR

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

9 posted on 03/05/2012 6:08:22 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: SmithL
Gov. Jerry Brown said in a prepared statement that the students reflect the frustration of millions of Californians.

Yes, millions of Californians are frustrated with Governor Moonbeam.

10 posted on 03/05/2012 9:59:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah..go ahead a vote to raise taxes on the rich and find out how quick the rich liberals will move their residency out of CA. They will keep their homes in CA..just like Mitt Romney, but they will only spend half the year there and their business earnings will be outside of CA. The tax revenue will decline and all those welfare queens, anchor babies, spoiled brats and their baby sitters will be still be in trouble.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 10:34:57 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: SmithL; All

I remember when I was stationed out in Cali back in the 80’s when the state lottery was started that in a later report after two years of operation the state lottery proceeds minus winnings and other operational fund was able to generate enough revenue to run the entire state of California public education system, in the black, for ten years...

That included new facility construction, existing faciity maintenance, upgrades, school lunches, teacher pay raises, new hires, etc etc etc...

I heard that the spin off was that the higher educational institutions were getting a little more influx of money through increased attendence and legacy donations and the like...

Makes you wonder why that form of revenue doesn’t keep up anymore...


12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:04:52 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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