Posts Tagged ‘Proposition 30’
At least that’s my take on these comments, as quoted in the U-T article headlined “NOT ALL PROP. 30 TAX HIKE MONEY GOING TO SCHOOLS.”
Brown’s proposed $97.7 billion general fund budget assumes no state employee raises beyond those already required in union contracts. But contracts for all but two of the state’s 21 bargaining units are set to expire by July 2, and the Legislature now has a supermajority of labor-friendly Democrats.
At a news conference, Brown said he didn’t budget raises for fear that it could set an expectation for any specified amount.
Are you tired of the failure on the part of our representatives in Sacramento to create a real balanced budget without the usual “smoke and mirror” approach, or using overly optimistic revenue projections that are never reached (or even end up close)?
Are you tired of the “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” approach? Are you sick of hearing Governor Jerry Brown threatening to cut education if Proposition 30 is not passed?
These “tricks” of the Governor and legislature are old. Sacramento politicians need to balance a budget without gimmicks.
San Diego Politics & Media Mashup
If you believe Governor Jerry Brown, all of us are going to suffer if we don’t agree to tax ourselves more this November.
It’s a tired sales pitch we hear too often from California lawmakers, but that didn’t stop Brown from trying to play on our fears when he visited San Diego on Monday.
The first paragraph in the U-T San Diego’s story on Brown’s press conference framed the governor’s hyperbole this way: