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Who Won Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman Debate?

It was refreshing to hear Governor Brown’s comment about including the business sector as one of the “responsible parties” for the financial crisis. It has been so easy (and encouraged!) to criticize public service employees— teachers, librarians, park employees, water and sewer workers. Meg Whitman certainly was on that bandwagon—the way to fix CA is to cut public service jobs, which average $35K per year. Governor Brown reminded us that the MULTI-TRILLION financial debacle we just had was caused by the private sector. A culture of greed nearly brought down the global economy. Sadly, in California there is a culture of “citizen entitlement”—we want the public services and we don’t want to pay. Better schools and fewer teachers; community pride and closed parks and libraries; efficient, high-quality public programs and lower than average salaries.

September 29, 2010 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )