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Prop 30 -- Delphic Oracle Pronouncement

GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 5:41 PM
I see some Romney bumper stickers around here, so it gives me some hope, even though I don't see him as a true conservative. Maybe it will take a real break-down in the state to show people what liberalism does for them.
When he ran for governor of California in 2010, Jerry Brown traded on cryptic pledges -- most notably, "no new taxes without voter approval" -- that, like pronouncements by the oracle at Delphi, could mean whatever listeners wanted to hear. Most insiders figured that Brown wanted to raise taxes but was too cagey to tell voters, who had rejected a tax-increasing ballot measure by a 2-1 ratio in 2009. It is because Brown was so darn clever that Californians now are stuck with a Hobson's choice -- vote for his Proposition 30 and raise taxes that could kill jobs in a...