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Skip to comments.Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'
Posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:21 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal for closing California's $16-billion funding gap includes 4-day state workweeks and Medi-Cal cuts. He warns that cuts will be even more severe if voters reject tax hikes on the November ballot.
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He added: "This is the best that I could do."
Temporary taxes ... Riiiight!
“I’ll only stick it in an...oh, never mind...”
Temporary taxes ... Riiiight!
You beat me to it.
Nothing is as permanent as a “temporary tax”!
Its NOT a revenue problem
Who does that @$$hole think he is fooling, Oh never mind that was a self answering question.
No way, Gov. Moonbeam. Here’s brainwave for you: “It’s the SPENDING, stupid.” Ditto to the collective group of mouth-breathing imbeciles in the California legislature.
hahhh!!! this is going to go over well... voting for an increase on your own taxes... wow.. just wow.. not gonna fly.
To paraphrase a previous Democrat president, it all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘temporarily’ is.
If California has enough money to spend on the bullet train to Fresno why do we need a tax increase? I seriously think Brown has dementia.
Yeah, Minnesota and Minneapolis are packed with "temporary" taxes that just never seem to go away.
We enacted a temporary sales tax in Tennessee... it’s now about 60 or so years old.
Even if ol’ Jerry wasn’t clearly lying about his proposed tax increase being “temporary” (HA!), he’s lying (or at least only fooling himself) about his ability to prevent the Democrat Socialists in the state Assembly from curtailing their out-of-control spending (i.e., the “one-time problem” as he characterizes it). — (Double HA!)
California is getting what it voted for. The legions of former residents and departed businesses are having a good laugh right about now.
Interesting how cutting the bloated salaries and benefits of the California government workers is never mentioned as a solution.
Since everyone pays sales taxes, I doubt Jerry has the votes to increase sales taxes when the voters hear story upon story of bloated state worker salaries.
I think the tax hike thingy is not going to fare well.
So... it’s Greece II...Staring Gov. Moonbeam. Services will be cut. It’s going to be a long, hot, nasty summer. I’ve felt for a long while that Oakland is going to erupt, followed shortly by S.Central LA. The peeps are going to get very angry when their SERVICES are cut.
Avoid all Footlockers and Wallgreens when this starts to go down.
Why are you waiting months for the regular election to roll around, girlie man?! When I was gubernator, we didn't have to *WAIT* until November to take our case to voters. We pointlessly spent millions of dollars on a SPECIAL ELECTION so I could get voters to act on my proposals NOW! (and they gave me a slap down both times) Cally-forn-ya went without an election in 2011. You disappoint me, Jerry. If fiscally conservative Ahnuld was still in charge, we would have spend at least $380 million on THREE special elections by now!
Good luck with those “temporary taxes,” Californians.Oh well, most ‘rat voters won’t be affected by them.
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