Taxes must be raised.
Either that, or teachers and cops will be laid-off, and the people of California will suffer.
So says Governor Jerry Brown, as he seeks to convince Californians that they should vote themselves higher taxes. The Golden State’s circumstances are dire, yet Jerry Brown is facing the crisis with an approach that’s nearly forty years old. He was saying this same thing – leveling these same threats - back in 1978.
We’ll go back to the 70’s in a moment, but first let’s put California in its current context. Despite how anybody feels about...