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Prop 30 -- Delphic Oracle Pronouncement

Sierra Dave Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 12:19 PM
Interesting how the things old Jer has threaten to cut are education, police and fire services! Nothing was said when they discovered $54 Million in hidden funds at the state parks department after threatening to close down numerous parks. And then they want to spend $68 BILLION on high speed rail. Old Jer says that will be bonds not tax money. Who in there right mind would buy bonds from a bankrupt state? The dems are sinking this state and some of us feel like prisoners to the liberals. HELP!
GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 5:30 PM
Bond money is not money that just falls out of they sky, it is a loan that must be repaid. Repaid with tax money! Of course they threaten services that are very visable, they don't want to give up their pet projects such as the high speed rail (I call it Fresno Area Rapid Transit and have a good shortened name for it) and an otter sanctuary. It is truely holding children hostage. Let's fire the bums come next election.
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...