I sincerely hope, if this ends up on the ballot in June, that the voters reject it. They did so the last time these extensions came up, in 2009, by a 2-to-1 margin.
Fundamental pension reform has to happen before any more tax increases. The people of this state have been taxed enough!
We can hope, but I’m not optimistic at all.
But from what I’m hearing, schools have already started the layoffs in Kern Co. They’re looking at closing a couple of schools and consolidating them.
One high school here may even become a Tier II school because it can’t pay the $75k “accreditation fee”, meaning that none of their graduates will be eligible for military service.
They’re going to “call the bluff” by going after the soft underbelly. The things that matter to the average voter.
Once word gets out that schools are closing, consolidating students into larger class sizes, etc., the voters “will come around” to JB’s way of thinking.
I agree, we’ve had enough, but we CA taxpayers aren’t the only ones with a vote.