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Old 05-16-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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California budget: Jerry Brown not giving up on tax hikes - latimes.com

1-2 more months and I'll have enough to make a decision about CA ..
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Jerry brown is a major crook who is a ***** to the public unions. Shame on all of you who voted for this liar.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Jerry brown is a major crook who is a ***** to the public unions. Shame on all of you who voted for this liar.
Funny. I said this prior to the elections and was slammed by almost everyone on this board. They all said, "Moonbeam learned from his mistakes. He is a different person now. He has a plan for all this."

And the check is in the mail...
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Fixing the budget with spending cuts alone is not going to work....
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Fixing the budget with spending cuts alone is not going to work....
What do you think will work to fix the budget?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Much like said in South Park episodes.
We are always faced in elections with a choice between a sh*t sandwich and a douchebag.
We all voted (I did) and chose a known douchebag over the pile of sh*t.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm not a Republican but this makes the most sense of all. Just like any household would do you focus on cutting back where you spend the most.

Indeed, Republicans in the Assembly unveiled a no-tax budget package last week — the first substantive GOP plan this year. It was balanced with deep cuts for state workers and in services for the needy while averting cutbacks for public schools, universities and law enforcement.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Brown is simply playing everyone with small spending cuts but not seriously addressing "big daddy," which is the unions/pensions. He's trying to gain political capital for tax increases by making cuts that impact the largest number of people, like seniors, poor people, parks, etc. He could solve all the spending problems with pension reform and ~15-20% across the board wage cuts for ALL state workers, but instead, he wants to screw the largest number of people possible so he can push through tax increases/not screw unionized labor.

I am OK to extend tax increases/pay higher taxes, if and only if, they make a serious attempt at permanently cutting state workers pay (yes including drastically overpaid prison guards, fire fighters and cops) and address pension reform.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I am OK to extend tax increases/pay higher taxes, if and only if, they make a serious attempt at permanently cutting state workers pay (yes including drastically overpaid prison guards, fire fighters and cops) and address pension reform.
Ain't gonna happen anytime soon. Jerry Brown and most of the Legislature are merely coin-operated pawns for the labor unions. Note how often the hackneyed phrase, "working Californians" is thrown around during elections. That's code for "dues-paying union members whose pockets we can pick with impunity."

You also can't leave out nurses and teachers. They have powerful unions as well. Unfortunately, most of the money constantly being pumped into education goes to expand and enhance administration rather than classrooms and CA has the highest paid nurses in the country.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Drastically overpaid prison guards, cops, and firefighters sure CUT their pay and watch Cali go wild west again.. THEY are the ones that risk their lives DAILY!!!!! I know this because DH is a drastically UNDERPAID prison guard in Texas exposed to every sick thing you can imagine OH and lets not leave me out I'm a drastically UNDERPAID firefighter in Houston that is laying off 200 firefighters at the moment ya know I'm the one that runs into buildings and saves lives BUT to make a statement that they are OVER paid is stupid.... ALL TEACHERS should make more PERIOD I went from being a Special Education teacher to a firefighter.... So all the doctors,lawyers,all professions have ONE thing in common TEACHERS!!!!
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