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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:55 AM

Jerry Brown: California tax vote start of national tax hike sweep

Gov. Jerry Brown said in a television interview this morning that passage of his initiative to raise taxes has national implications, with California at the start of a broader movement to increase taxes on the rich.

"Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have been blessed the most, who have disproportionately extracted, by whatever skill, more and more from the national wealth, they're going to have to share more of that," Brown said in a taped interview on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley. "And everyone is going to have to realize that building roads is important, investing in schools is important, paying for the national defense is important, biomedical research is important, the space program is an indicator of the world leader - all that takes money."

The Democratic governor's remarks follow passage last week of Proposition 30, his initiative to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners. Brown was governor before when the state passed its landmark tax-limiting measure, Proposition 13, in 1978.

"California was the start of the tax-cut sweep," Crowley said "Do you think California's the start of a tax increase sweep?"
"Yeah, I do," Brown said. "I was here in 1978, when (Proposition 13 backer) Howard Jarvis beat the entire establishment, Republican and Democrat, because the property taxes had just gotten out of control. Now the cutting, the cutting and the deficits are out of control. Our financial health, our credibility ... as a nation that can govern itself, is on the chopping block."

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/jerry-brown-california-tax-vote-start-of-national-tax-hike-sweep.html#storylink=cpy

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NBachers Nov 2012 #3
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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:10 AM

1. I would love to see Prop 30 sweep the country!

So often, we lead the way.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:20 AM

2. It's a terrible shame

that this man was never President of The United States. Around 1980 would have been nice.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:43 AM

3. Can you imagine his cabinet, and the appointments he would've made?

He would have solidified and expanded on Carter's energy policies. What a different world we'd be living in now.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:57 AM

4. Well he had a real "battle royal" with Clinton in 1992 for the nomination. NT.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:05 PM

5. California will start

something,

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