Sunday, October 20, 2012 – 07:30 a.m.
California Governor Jerry Brown is somewhat foolish in his push for voters to pass his Proposition 30.
Proposition 30 would increase the state’s sales tax by one-quarter percent, and raise income taxes on higher income earners.
The sales tax hike being the real money generator, because it hits all consumers.
Besides threatening deep cuts to education, which is highly unlikely, if Prop. 30 doesn’t pass, Brown relies on the “trust him” promise to protect how the money is spent, should the tax measure come to fruition.
The only problem here?
Both houses of the State Legislature could win democratic super-majorities come November and disregard Brown’s wants using veto overrides.
California residents are all too familiar with state democrats blowing every dime in sight and more.
After all, isn’t the incessant spending one reason while California is so screwed up?
Vote no on Proposition 30. It’s bad for business and bad for the economy.