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How Gov. Brown Ruined California in His First Term

Debi34 Wrote: May 15, 2012 10:14 AM
As a life-long Californian, I'm appalled by what has happened to the once Golden State. I'm old enough to remember the 60s when our roads and schools were the envy of the world. Not anymore..... There are many strong conservatives here, especially in places like San Diego, Orange County, and most of the rural parts of the state. But, we are hopelessly outnumbered by Los Angeles and the Bay Area! There is a growing movement to split the state along those lines. It can't happen soon enough!

California, like Greece is perpetually in fiscal trouble. Overoptimistic revenue forecasts coupled with spending $2 billion more than expected has California in a deep hole. Governor Jerry Brown has the same non-solution as ever, hike taxes.

Brown wants a "temporary" (as in seven years) tax hike. Given we all know there are no such things as temporary tax hikes in California (seven years is permanent enough in the first place), and also given the California school budget needs an axe, I say let him.

Please consider California deficit has soared to $16 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown says

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