Governor predicts tax will set example

November 13, 2012

More states will follow California’s lead in raising taxes for the wealthy, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley. (Sacramento Bee)

Voters approved Brown’s Prop. 30 by a wide margin last week. It hikes tariffs for upper-income earners, and levies an additional quarter-cent sales tax.

“Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have been blessed the most, who have disproportionately extracted, by whatever skill, more and more from the national wealth, they’re going to have to share more of that,” Brown said in a taped interview. “And everyone is going to have to realize that building roads is important, investing in schools is important, paying for the national defense is important, biomedical research is important, the space program is an indicator of the world leader – all that takes money.”

The governor said he doesn’t believe further tax increases will be necessary in the Golden State, and hopes the state legislature will “exercise restraint” so the state budget can be balanced.


11 Comments

  1. shelworth says:

    Go online and check out SB 1234 if you want to be scared. Read it (it already passed), then sit back and imagine what California will be like in 10 years… uh oh.

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  2. CeliaM says:

    Crazy talk. The wealthy won’t be leaving Calif. any time soon. They’re just finishing their re- buying up of all the foreclosed housing. They make their biggest profits in the ‘Golden State’, and enjoy playing the good-guy bad-guy political pingpong game with the shallow minded inhabitants.

    If you’re squeamish over having increased Calif. sales or property taxes, by all means harness the horses and head east. Prairie life can be good.

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    • easymoney says:

      For those of us who have small businesses and actually work to earn a living in this state, most have the same concerns more taxes, more regulation and more requirements just to break even.
      If you have ever tried to get a building permit for tenant improvements in the county or any city in this county you would how expensive it is and how many mandates are put on you just to open the doors or get an occupancy permit. Then add the cost per employee for mandated obamacare, SSI, Worker Comp and insurance before they even clock.
      Many people like to throw around words and ideas proclaiming wonderous things of socialism and bigger government, but often times they haven’t got a cup to pee in…

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  3. jlwils says:

    The Governor is smoking some good crack. All the wealthy folks and businesses are packing their shit up and leaving California. Good-bye. We are taking our marbles and moving, you won’t have anything to play with.

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  4. Mike says:

    Did anyone else find this little gem funny: “The governor said he doesn’t believe further tax increases will be necessary in the Golden State, and hopes the state legislature will “exercise restraint” so the state budget can be balanced.”

    a demoncrap super majority shoowing restraint? Nevah been done befo.

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  5. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Actually, instead of following CA’s lead, I think more states will be asking for ordinances of secession.

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  6. slojustice says:

    I guess this will fund more education. They will educate (indoctrinate) on the importance of big government and how the rich are evil.

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  7. SLOBIRD says:

    Only the nano states where the working voters are outnumbered by the freeloaders will the taxes be approved. Of course the welfare receiptents want to tax the working class more, jeez, this is a no brainer… Give me, give me! No rocket scientist needed here!

    I think BTDT is generous with his 3 year prediction. I give it a year. The unions didn’t put up millions in donations to get this passed for nothing. Rewards now due…

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  8. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    Read an article, on about page five of front section of the county rag this morning, talking about the fact that Prop. 30 hasn’t even been implimented yet and other entities are already asking if they can have some of it.

    Of course they said it is already set aside for a purpose. It is already starting folks. I said three years at the max before they dip into it for other reasons. The buzzards are already circling the wagons. How long do you think they will hold off the buzzards????

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    • Myself says:

      How long before they follow up with more phoney taxes and fees, the free loaders will pass any of this marlkey that come salong

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