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Governor Wants To Take Raising Taxes Straight To Voters

Aired 12/6/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS

Chris Cate, Vice President, San Diego County Taxpayers Association

Dr. Murtaza Baxamusa, Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Directors, Middle Class Taxpayers Association-San Diego

Transcript

Governor Jerry Brown released an open letter to the people of California yesterday, asking voters to approve an initiative to raise taxes.

The governor said the legislature has already made deep cuts in education and social services, and he now proposes closing the state's structural deficit by increasing the sales tax, and boosting income taxes on the top 2 percent of Californians.

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Avatar for user 'mikecrouse'

mikecrouse | December 6, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

We are rapidly becoming a serfdom. The percentage of home owners is declining along with the level of education among young people entering the workforce. The wealthy have benefitted from this economic crisis at the expense of the so called middle class. Try living on the 30k or so "average, before tax income in the S.D. area".This is higher than the national average.
I see entry level applicants at my company, with post grad degrees, being offered salaries in the LOW 20's. The very wealthy are consolidating their wealth, moving to secure enclaves and offshoring their incomes and production.Don't even get me started on the thousands of mid level "managers" in small government, whose salaries are North of $200,000. and are taking FULL PENSIONS after as little as 5 years. See-DaveCowles, City of Vista- former Supt. of Schools, now City Councilman. Art Gonzales comes to mind as well(Tri City Hospital). Apparently not enough people have lost their homes for us to have an "Arab Spring". Those who believe it cannot happen here- are fools.

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astrofan | December 9, 2011 at 9:17 a.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

"Governor Wants To Take Raising Taxes Straight To Voters" No he doesn't want to, he has to. Not enough votes in the whored out state legislation. We successfully defeated his attempt to keep in place the "temporary" taxes. And we will again defeat this regressive sales tax increase on the poor and middle class hiding in the guise of making the rich pay their "fair share."

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