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Gov.-Jerry-Brown-implores-California-voters-Please-raise-taxes-on-yourself
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/1205/Gov.-Jerry-Brown-implores-California-voters-Please-r ^ | 2011 | Gov Jerry Brown Plea

Posted on 12/06/2011 11:57:45 AM PST by bibletruth

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed a ballot initiative that would ask Californians to raise taxes on themselves.

Facing huge deficits despite $10 billion in budget cuts last year, California needs new tax dollars in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to schools and government services for the elderly, Governor Brown said.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; governormoonbeam; jerrybrown; raisetaxes; savedemocrates; taxes
Just what every democrat (demon-crat) wishes for - raise taxes on ourselves. Save the democrat Governor Brown's Governorship by having all California voters to raise our own taxes to save his assssss...

he should remember that it was the democrat (demon-crat) in California Senate that SPENT ALL the peoples money foolishly and without plan for difficult times...when the Senate had a surplus...what did they do? They spent IT! Dummies...

let him wallow in his OWN mistakes...Brown and his former democrat senate ALL mis-managed the funds that were entrusted with by the voters...

1 posted on 12/06/2011 11:57:56 AM PST by bibletruth
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To: bibletruth

1. Cut all funds spent on illegals
2. Cut all State pensions by 25%
3. Close 50% of all government agencies
4. Allow drilling
5. Allow fishing
6. Allow dams
7. Allow timber cutting
8. Allow smokestacks to be built
9. Close CARB


2 posted on 12/06/2011 12:00:48 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: bibletruth

Addict to dealer “just give me a little more and I’ll be well”.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 12:02:16 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The truth is incontrovertible)
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To: wac3rd

Cut your own salary, Moonbeam. I am voting NO twice on this one.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 12:08:13 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: bibletruth

They’re so dumb - they’ll probably do it.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 12:08:25 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: bibletruth

to the California legislature and the California governor.... Do your freaking jobs and balance the budget. Quit playing games with the budget. HELL NO you get not one more dime


6 posted on 12/06/2011 12:08:26 PM PST by Nifster
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To: bibletruth

You can just about be guaranteed that the ballot box will be stuffed on this one. This government wants the people to take responsibility for what they did and leave them alone. Kick them all out of office and only allow the legislature to meet every two years as in Texas.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 12:10:16 PM PST by RC2
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To: bibletruth

Yeah, but they can’t cut services or the budget right??


8 posted on 12/06/2011 12:10:59 PM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: wac3rd

Allow economic growth in general.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 12:13:14 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bibletruth

Raise your taxes so retired Union people can continue to have all their toys—their boats and fine homes and trips to Europe. What is a Union for if not to bleed the evil capitalist Americans of their ill gotten gains. Sorry Jerry, we don’t have good government jobs—we pay too much taxes. Remember the Tea Party Thing a while back? It was all about TAXES! Now all the pet projects were Ok when the state had the money—but we are broke now. Some adjustments are needed. Cut spending, cut foolish pet projects like Global Warming— Cut pensions. Etc... do that or the day will come that the only people in the Golden State will be illegals and poor living off the dole.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 12:14:18 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: wac3rd
1. Cut all funds spent on illegals

2. Cut all State pensions by 25%

3. Close 50% of all government agencies

4. Allow drilling

5. Allow fishing

6. Allow dams

7. Allow timber cutting

8. Allow smokestacks to be built

9. Close CARB

Where do you think you are? Arizona? (Sarc)

11 posted on 12/06/2011 12:14:18 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: bibletruth

Opposition ad:

Ask not, “For whom the bell tolls?”
“For it tolls for thee!”

“If you think that you’re not “rich” and won’t be affected by Gov. Brown’s proposed tax increase, you might ask yourself “What will happen to the price of goods and services provided by those “rich” who’s taxes do go up?”

“Answer, the price of those goods and services go UP, and YOU pay that tax increase, whether you like it or not!”


12 posted on 12/06/2011 12:14:56 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: JSDude1

It was 1998 when Democrats took over every major Statewide office in California. Does anybody remember who said at the time “Democrats are now in charge of the worlds eight largest economy and now we show the world what we can do with it”?


13 posted on 12/06/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by 12chachacha
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To: wac3rd
RE: 2

Good list.
I'll add #0:
Privatize the schools.

14 posted on 12/06/2011 12:21:44 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: wac3rd
1. Cut all funds spent on illegals
2. Cut all State pensions by 25%
3. Close 50% of all government agencies
4. Allow drilling
5. Allow fishing
6. Allow dams
7. Allow timber cutting
8. Allow smokestacks to be built
9. Close CARB


All good ideas, but you're making the same mistake that a lot of people are still making, even here on FR; you are assuming that the Democrats (Marxists) are actually interested in doing what's best for the economy and the people. They are not. They are only interested in furthering their political ideology and they'll destroy the entire country if they need to. In fact, I think that is their goal.

This is one of the Matrix blue-pill/red-pill things. Most people are still refusing the swallow that red pill, the one that will make them see that our politicians are not serving us anymore. Our government is corrupt on all levels and no longer serves the people. They are not ruining the country by accident - they are doing it on purpose.
15 posted on 12/06/2011 12:33:29 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: bibletruth
"he should remember that it was the democrat (demon-crat) in California Senate that SPENT ALL the peoples money"

Moonbeam remembers that more than half of Californians pay no income tax. He is just asking those non taxpayers to raise taxes on the minority who do.

yitbos

16 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:56 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: fr_freak

The question is what is the end goal?

When industry (coal, oil, electricity production, gas, mining, timber, fishing) are all ended and wilderness lands are cut off to humans...and businesses are all nationalized (via taxation, regulation, fees, unions) and there is no private sector, what happens.

Why do people want to kill the goose that pays for them (non-public sector jobs)?


17 posted on 12/06/2011 12:49:47 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

It would be fun to see Hollywood pay more taxes.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 12:58:35 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: bibletruth

Advice to Moonbeam.....take two weeks off and then quit!


19 posted on 12/06/2011 1:13:28 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: bibletruth

Advice to Moonbeam.....take two weeks off and then quit!


20 posted on 12/06/2011 1:14:28 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: bibletruth

Advice to Moonbeam.....take two weeks off and then quit!


21 posted on 12/06/2011 1:15:38 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: bibletruth

Advice to Moonbeam.....take two weeks off and then quit!


22 posted on 12/06/2011 1:20:36 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: bibletruth
in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to schools and government services for the elderly

catastrophic means reductions in the level of slop in the trough the unions, special interests and politicians feast out of

23 posted on 12/06/2011 1:23:17 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: bibletruth

I happened to hear one radio report about something that took place in the California State house the other day, the electorate got a 7% raise. I’m not much on watching TV news so it may have been reported there as well but one would think re the state of state, sirens should have gone off.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 1:26:35 PM PST by drypowder
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To: eCSMaster
"They’re so dumb - they’ll probably do it."

Yeah! They will be convinced that "the other guy" will be paying the increased taxes, not themselves!

25 posted on 12/06/2011 1:34:00 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: bibletruth
The wealthy ought to all vote for it, sell out and move out of the state.

See how well it works when the businesses and rich taxpayers are no longer cluttering up the "Golden State"!

26 posted on 12/06/2011 1:35:22 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: bibletruth

Hey Jerry - it’s hopeless, so just resign. Thank you.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 1:43:23 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: wac3rd
The question is what is the end goal?

I think we're seeing the end goal being played out. The marxists have been strangling and looting the economy for decades, with the help of some greedy crony capitalists, and then they blame the disaster on traditional American values. When the collapse comes, they'll have enough people convinced that capitalism and conservatism are to blame, that the country will embrace communism. It will be left to the real Americans left to stop them from putting a communist government in place at that point. I'd prefer we started now but, hey, people often aren't motivated to change until they've hit rock bottom.
28 posted on 12/06/2011 6:04:08 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“Needs” $10 billion — so, population is a bit over 37 million, put on a one-year long tax of $10 per (two week) pay period per head. That raises the “needed” money and gives a year to grow a pair to ask to re-up the tax.

BTW, the population of CA from 2000 to 2010 appears to have risen more than 6500 per week, on average, iow, nearly 1000 a day. The avg US household is 2.5 people, so 400 new housing units per day are needed. Also btw, this level of growth isn’t unprecedented for CA.


29 posted on 12/09/2011 8:29:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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