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Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Chris Megerian and Anthony York

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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Brown, who promised voters while campaigning in 2010 that he would end years of budget trickery in Sacramento, acknowledged that he was relying on "one-time revenues to handle one-time problems."

He added: "This is the best that I could do."

Temporary taxes ... Riiiight!

1 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:32 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“I’ll only stick it in an...oh, never mind...”


2 posted on 05/14/2012 3:01:31 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Temporary taxes ... Riiiight!


You beat me to it.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:09 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Nothing is as permanent as a “temporary tax”!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:25 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

lol

Its NOT a revenue problem


5 posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Who does that @$$hole think he is fooling, Oh never mind that was a self answering question.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 3:05:57 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

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.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 3:08:29 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: GeronL

hahhh!!! this is going to go over well... voting for an increase on your own taxes... wow.. just wow.. not gonna fly.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Malone LaVeigh

To paraphrase a previous Democrat president, it all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘temporarily’ is.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Malone LaVeigh

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.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:24 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'

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Yeah, Minnesota and Minneapolis are packed with "temporary" taxes that just never seem to go away.

11 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

We enacted a temporary sales tax in Tennessee... it’s now about 60 or so years old.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 3:12:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: MasterGunner01

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!)


13 posted on 05/14/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: MasterGunner01

California is getting what it voted for. The legions of former residents and departed businesses are having a good laugh right about now.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: All
Hey Jerry, I got youTempory Taxs

Right here


15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:16:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

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.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 3:17:00 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

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.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: calcowgirl; SierraWasp; sickoflibs; ElkGroveDan; NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie; tubebender
>> Jerry Brown warns that cuts will be even more severe if voters reject tax hikes on the November ballot. <<

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!

18 posted on 05/14/2012 3:28:17 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Good luck with those “temporary taxes,” Californians.Oh well, most ‘rat voters won’t be affected by them.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:33:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
We enacted a temporary sales tax in Tennessee... it’s now about 60 or so years old.

The same in Massachusetts with our sales tax...or was it the auto excise tax? With all the taxes here, who can keep track?

The federal income tax was supposed to affect only "millionaires". There a telephone tax instituted to fund the Spanish-American War...and like all "temporary" taxes, it was repealed...one hundred and eight years later. Yeah, "temporary"...uh huh.
20 posted on 05/14/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Dear Governor Brown:

No.
Hell no.
[expletive deleted] no!


21 posted on 05/14/2012 3:35:16 PM PDT by karnage
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To: unkus

Dem politicos already on record to block any cuts in bennies to their constituents. Yes, there are supposed to be cuts as well as taxes.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 3:36:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: forgotten man

Moonbeam is the same today as he was last time he “governed” California. Dementia = liberalism = dementia.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 3:36:18 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Yo, Jerry Moonbeam, don’t blow smoke up my b@tt and then tell me it’s cloudy!


24 posted on 05/14/2012 3:36:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: glennaro

Demonrats in legislature will block proposed cuts and continue to spend. Why isn’t California already belly up? If it isn’t it’s listing severely to the left.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 3:38:45 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Hey Brown.. what does the words “HELL NO!” mean to you


26 posted on 05/14/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Never ever vote by the bl light of the Moon(Beam).
27 posted on 05/14/2012 3:45:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Temporarily???

Hahaha! That's a good one!

28 posted on 05/14/2012 3:51:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: MasterGunner01

Hopefully the voters will apply a little astronomy fantasia of their own and perform a total lunar(tic) eclipse of the Moon-beam instead.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 3:53:39 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Without those levies, he said Monday, public schools and community colleges would be sliced by $5.5 billion, and the University of California and California State University systems would be cut by $250 million each. Other popular programs, like lifeguards at state beaches, would also get the ax, for a total of nearly $6.1 billion in extra cuts.

California pays a third of a BILLION DOLLARS in Lifeguard fees!? Let me guess, after all the democratic money laundering handling happens, the Lifeguards are not getting paid a million bucks a year pay.

Just for kicks and grins I looked it up, lifeguards get $200,000 a year in some cities in california. But even at that pay, you would have to have so many lifeguards that parking at the beach would be hard.

30 posted on 05/14/2012 4:02:51 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: luvbach1
Demonrats in legislature will block proposed cuts and continue to spend.

Moonbeam is not 1/4 as bad as those demented Rats in the Sacto Capitol Insane Asylum. The Unions are their puppeteers!

31 posted on 05/14/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: luvbach1

Dem politicos already on record to block any cuts in bennies to their constituents.


Of course.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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