‘People, people who need tax increases’

Sept. 20, 2012

By John Seiler

Barbara Streisand is so rich she’s way beyond the “1 percent.” So she never would feel the tax increases from Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increases on incomes and sales.

But she would pay more money to the wasteful state government. She would have less money to invest in creating new jobs for other people.

On the other hand, if Prop. 30 passes, she also would have less money to give to tax-increase propositions like Prop. 30.

Not that she’s thinking of any of that while endorsing Prop. 30. She’s contributed $5,000 to the campaign. Which will buy a couple seconds of a TV commercial.

Rob Reiner — the Meathead — last seen in public discourse as part of his severe ethical violations as the head of the California First Five bureaucracy, also is contributing.

Reported the L.A. Times, “Studios, including Warner Bros., Fox and Disney, have contributed at least $700,000 to the governor’s campaign committee, according to records filed with the secretary of state’s office.

“Brown has yet to decide whether to sign one of the industry’s top priorities: a bill that would extend a $200-million tax credit for film and television productions.”

I get it. Streisand, Reiner and the studios get massive tax cuts — paid for by tax increases on others (and to some extent, on themselves).

Just another great benefit of living in Hollywoodland (a/k/a Taxifornia).


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