Saturday, January 22, 2011

You want to know what's wrong with California?

This is wrong.

Jerry Brown is generating a lot of noise right now, because his proposed budget cuts....pretty much everything. Including things that almost everyone agrees are important, like public libraries. The UC system. The CSU system. Firefighters.

But at least it's comforting to know that one drastic measure that Jerry Brown most likely won't be able to pull off is....keeping California state taxes as high as they currently are. The Republicans in the state legislature, who represent slightly over 33% of the state and therefore clearly should run the show, are against even putting a tax extension on the ballot (where the "Gee, that sounds like a good idea!" principle could send it to almost certain death, cause paying more taxes never does, especially not to the older voters who are going to show up for an off year election). Nope, they are just way too fond of their knee jerk reaction against anything with tax in the name to do that.

This isn't democracy, this is a farce.

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