Gov. Brown goes back to school

Oct. 29, 2012

Katy Grimes: Some say that Gov. Jerry Brown is getting schooled on Proposition 30. Others say he’s rekindling his youth.

Either way, Brown is spending a great deal of time on college campuses these days trying to influence the young malleable minds.

But he’s not doing the kids any favors; Brown is filling them full of bad information about Proposition 30, his tax increase measure which would raise taxes on many of their parents.

I don’t suppose that Brown has told the college kids that his tax increase measure would also raise the sales tax on everything they purchase, including the gas they put in their beater cars.

Prop. 30 would increase the state sales tax by a quarter cent, and increase personal income tax on individuals earning more than $250,000 a year. Brown says that Prop. 30 will fund public education and public safety, but there are many disputes over where the money will really go. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association says, “Prop. 30 is a flawed ballot initiative that raises taxes on all Californians as much as $50 billion dollars over the next seven years, doesn’t guarantee any new funding for schools, destroys small business, kills jobs and includes no reform.”

College tour

Brown has been up and down the state visiting college campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Bakersfield, Salinas and Sacramento. Brown has even stopped by a few elementary and high schools, preaching to the choir of teachers.

Support dwindling for Prop. 30

It doesn’t appear that even the young malleable minds on college campuses can save Brown’s tax increase measure. A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows that only 46 percent of registered voters now support Prop. 30, and 42 percent oppose it.

The poll showed a nine point drop in just one month, and “a sharp decline from support of 55 percent of voters last month and 64 percent in March. Thirty-three percent of voters opposed Prop. 30 in March, and 36 percent opposed it in September.”

“The challenge for Governor Brown is that even though Californians seem more willing to raise taxes than has been the case in many years, they still don’t believe that state government will spend their tax dollars wisely,” said Dan Schnur, director of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll and director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. “The governor simply has to find a way to convince voters that he is fiscally responsible enough to be trusted before they’ll vote for his initiative.”

Support for Prop. 30 has fallen across party lines, according to the poll. “Among registered Democratic voters, support for the initiative fell 5 percentage points in the last month, to 64-23. Among Republican voters, support fell 8 points, to 20-71. Among voters without party affiliation, support also fell 8 points, to 50-36.”

Back to school

Brown’s attempt to show solidarity with college students may have the right look, but the college students can’t save Prop. 30. Next, look for Brown to try to unionize the students, should he ever try to pass another taxing initiative.

Even Rodney Dangerfield, the star of Back to School, understood: “I don’t get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.”

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 October, 2012, 07:52

    “It doesn’t appear that even the young minds of mush on college campuses can save Brown’s tax increase measure. A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows that only 46 percent of registered voters now support Prop. 30….The governor simply has to find a way to convince voters that he is fiscally responsible enough to be trusted before they’ll vote for his initiative.”

    Support will be under 40 points on Nov 6…..

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 29 October, 2012, 14:36

    The troughies: WE WILL BE BACK!

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  3. Hondo
    Hondo 29 October, 2012, 19:08

    I love Rodney. ” I gave my kids a bow and arrow for Christmas last year. They gave me a shirt with a target on the back. I tell ya, I don’t get any respect.”
    Moonbeam doesn’t know it yet, but he is wearing a shirt with a target on his back.
    Hondo……

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 October, 2012, 19:58

    I love Rodney
    ==
    “Back to School” was one of the funniest shows I ever saw…..Sam Kinison, first time I ever saw him- had me rolling on the fllor…..and Rodney was great.

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  5. Bob
    Bob 29 October, 2012, 21:12

    Here’s what the Old Brown Buzzard said today at CSU Chico:

    It’s pretty simple,” Brown said. “‘Yes’ means $250 in your pocket, ‘No’ means no $250 in your pocket. It’s pretty simple. This is about third grade arithmetic. It’s money in or money out.”

    It sure sounds like this is about a bribe.

    Have these DemoNcrats fallen out of their f’ing gourds?

    How do they expect to get away with outright bribery?

    And they expect us to vote to raise taxes (and in an awful economy, no less) while they are out making plans to waste tens of billions of dollars on a bullet train to nowhere, make us pay the college tuition of illegal aliens, make us pay for unsustainable pensions for state workers, make us pay 6 figure salaries for their cronies who sit on boards of commissions that only meet a handful of times a year, make us pay so who knows how many state agencies can have slush funds of tens of millions of dollars that we are not supposed to know about (eg. Parks Dept) and the list goes on and on and on!

    If what Brown said today doesn’t kill Prop 30 I don’t know what will.

    Can Brown and the rest of the DemoNcrats and the unions be that clueless?

    Can’t they understand the rage this evokes in taxpayers when they hear about this nonsense and outright corruption?

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 October, 2012, 21:44

    Bob, Prop 30 is DEAD, there is NO saving it now, it is polling at 45% and it only gets worse for tax hikes as the election nears….realistically 30 is looking at 42-44% support, 56%-58% against-IT IS DEAD.

    And remember 15% of that 42% supporting 30 are trough feeders, take them out and the TRUE support is only 27%.

    I think Prop 30 is doing so poorly that even 32 has a chance to pass.

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  7. Bob
    Bob 29 October, 2012, 22:09

    Mr. Dog,

    I just can’t understand how clueless the DemoNcrats are. They are tone deaf when it comes to taxpayer outrage.

    I mean, we are in a recession/depression, Brownie is handing out taxpayer money to illegal aliens like it is candy, the Bullet train to nowhere is going to cost us a fortune…and you know there is so much more…and then he comes up to Chico and offers bribes to college students.

    Now don’t ya think that would just piss off taxpayers?

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 29 October, 2012, 22:48

    There is a CWD misery index of 100%…….

    Each day your all miserable……unfortunate!

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  9. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 30 October, 2012, 07:30

    Today the California Faculty Association is sponsoring a flash mob at CSU Northridge in support of Proposition 30 and “NO” on Prop. 32.

    They faculty should be arrested instead, and parents should pull their kids out of the school. This is no longer about teaching.

    Katy

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  10. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 30 October, 2012, 08:17

    The Faculty are all trough feeders, and the flash mob at the school, where most are already voting yes on 30, will not do jack.

    30 is done, and nothing is going to change that. The ONLY people voting for 30 are those who will get more from the fund than the taxes 30 requires to pay, and that is basically trough feeders and poor students.

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