Uh huh. "Later" we'll go to a flat tax, but not now because [fill in the excuse].
Liberal California has ALWAYS had an extremely progressive tax (rate) system, and this past year it became far MORE anti-rich, with a 30% income tax increase on the well-to-do. There is ZERO interest in the flat tax concept in the Golden State. The ONLY interest is in soaking the rich.
Problem is, those darn rich people are moving to lower tax states. And that departure rate will now only accelerate. Ask Phil Mickelson.