The Weekly Standard: ‘A Taxing Proposition’

Oct. 20, 2012

Katy Grimes: The Weekly Standard just published a very good article about the taxing propositions in California this election, and what the repercussions might be should any of the measures pass.

I was was quoted in the story, as was CalWatchdog editor Steven Greenhut, and CalWatchdog contributor and author of Crazifornia, Laer Pearce:

“Rather than enacting real, structural reforms that might keep California from imploding, the state’s Democrats are out stumping for Proposition 30, a “temporary” tax increase,” Kate Havard wrote in the new Weekly Standard story. “Brown calls it a ‘millionaires’ tax,’ but it would affect anyone making over $250,000 per year. It would also increase the sales tax for all.”

“What kind of governor would threaten cutting 14 days from the school year if his tax increases don’t pass, and then do this?” asks Katy Grimes, a reporter for CalWatchdog.org. A governor who favors big labor, that’s who. The light rail is a ‘union labor jobs bill,’ Grimes says, a “dream” for unions, but a “nightmare” for taxpayers.”

“‘California is a wonderful state mismanaged by lunatics,’ declares Steven Greenhut, vice president of journalism for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Anyone who examines California’s economy ought to agree.

Read A Taxing PropositionWill voters soak themselves?

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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 20 October, 2012, 11:42

    Jerry is a whiner. He is always groveling for money and threatening CA citizens.

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  2. Queeg
    Queeg 20 October, 2012, 12:36

    Waiting for the day CWD posters figure out your brain washed each and every day!

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 October, 2012, 17:49

    What kind of governor would threaten cutting 14 days from the school year if his tax increases don’t pass, and then do this?” asks Katy Grimes, a reporter for CalWatchdog.org. A governor who favors big labor, that’s who.
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    PUBLIC labor.

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  4. Queeg
    Queeg 20 October, 2012, 20:55

    Jerry has a nice dog…he lived in a downtown bunker when mayor of Oakland….he has empathy will your pain….you gotta like this guy!

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  5. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 21 October, 2012, 09:11

    Jerry has a nice dog…he lived in a downtown bunker when mayor of Oakland..
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    LOL….a “bunker”…ohhhh teddy, that is so funy.

    Jerry lived ON THE WATER at Jack London Square in a 10K sq ft “compound”……today old Jerry lives in a $2.7 million hillside mansion in the Bay Area!

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  6. Queeg
    Queeg 21 October, 2012, 14:35

    Bunker…..every thinking person lives in a bunker in Oakland!

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  7. Hondo
    Hondo 21 October, 2012, 14:54

    Queeg:
    No thinking person lives in Oakland. On accident, the democrats have set up genocidal killing grounds for black men in Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington DC. That is the main reason I have left the Democratic party. I refuse to take part in that slaughter of black men via destroying their families with welfare.
    Hondo……

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  8. Hondo
    Hondo 21 October, 2012, 15:03

    As for Prop. 30, you only have to look to Illinois to see the end result. They had a huge tax increase last year only to see huge deficits, again, this year. Even Rhambo says the problem was the idiotic public union pensions. Illinois is the classic case of why higher taxes don’t bring in more revenue.
    Kalifornia raised taxes in 09 only to see huge deficits the next year. And the next, and the next, and the next. When your taxes are too high to begin with, raising them more doesn’t bring in more money. Job producers simply go to the lower tax states. With Illinois, it turned out to be Indiana, Wisconsin, ect…
    Hondo……

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 22 October, 2012, 01:39

    Hondo….all you right wingers are into wild conspiracies and kook tangents. Look at the posts…only whackos take them serious!!

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