This could be fun

Oct. 28, 2012

By John Seiler

It looks like Proposition 30 is going down to defeat. So what I’m looking forward to is Gov. Jerry Brown going into a meltdown when his pet prop loses. He could rail against the outside interests, Grover Norquist, John & Ken, the Tea Party — and anybody else his free-associating mind brings up.

Then he’s going to have to take on his “troops,” as he calls them — the unions — over the trigger cuts in spending that are supposed to go into effect.

Also interesting will be if the Democrats get a 2/3 supermajority in each house of the Legislature. Then they could raise taxes ad infinitum, without any Republican support. Or enough “moderate” Republicans might be elected to do the same thing, although on a more limited scale.

Brown pledged in his 2010 campaign not to raise taxes without a “vote of the people.” But if the Legislature passes a tax increase, would he veto it?

If so, the Legislature then could override the veto with a 2/3 vote. This rarely happens in California, but it is possible.

It also could play out that Brown says, softly, that he’s against a tax increase — wink win, nudge nudge. The Legislature passes it any way. He vetoes it. Then the Legislature overrides his veto with only minor protests by him.

Wink wink, nudge nudge.


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  1. Bob
    Bob 28 October, 2012, 11:26

    You know darn well if the DemoNcrats get 2/3rds it’s Katy (Grimes) bar the door as far as tax increases are concerned.

    For get puny quarter cent increases in sales tax, it will be Mungeress. We could easily see a big bump up in income taxes for most people and a nine or ten percent sales tax plus a big tax increase on gasoline.

    Remember some of the sales tax increases the DemoNcrats wanted back in 2008-2009?

    It’s strange the Caulifornia (as Ahnode sez) voters won’t vote to increase taxes on themselves but the WILL vote for politicians who will do it.

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 28 October, 2012, 14:05

    If your never understood the word NO… can you cut in Utopia?

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  3. Hondo
    Hondo 28 October, 2012, 14:20

    The Kalifornia tax increase in 09 failed. The deficit went up. Last year, Illinois raised taxes and this year, couldn’t pay its bills. You can raise taxes. It doesn’t mean you will get more revenue. Not when your taxes are too high, compared to neighboring states or other countries. The money and the jobs go to the better business climate when there is competition. For the liberals, its the competition that’s the problem. A monopoly on government is the answer for them.

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  4. PJ
    PJ 28 October, 2012, 14:33

    Of Prop 32 could pass, it might restore the two-party system in CA, but alas–it appears our residents continue with their death wish.

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  5. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 28 October, 2012, 17:27

    OK, WHO CALLED IT- 3 Months ago???????????????????

    That’s right, Rex~!!

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 28 October, 2012, 17:29

    Brown pledged in his 2010 campaign not to raise taxes without a “vote of the people.”
    If 30 loses he will break that pledge, I guarantee it.

    And he will NOT cut the K-12 schools budget, the so called “trigger cuts”. He will probably make the hard (& unpopular with the trough feeder) choices.

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 28 October, 2012, 21:49

    Poodles are not a smart breed…convinced of it each day this CWD loon puts up comic book script!

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 October, 2012, 21:46

    Hi Teddy 😉

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