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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:13 AM
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LAT: Phil Angelides, CA Dem candidate for governor, proposes tax cuts
Angelides Proposes Tax Cuts
He hopes to reinvigorate his run for governor with the $1.4-billion proposal, which would mostly benefit middle-class residents.
By Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
August 17, 2006

After months of being pummeled by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over his plan to raise taxes, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Angelides called Wednesday for $1.4 billion in tax cuts, mainly for middle-income Californians.

The tax breaks were the centerpiece of a broad fiscal agenda that Angelides laid out Wednesday in an effort to blunt the Republican governor's attacks and reinvigorate his campaign, which has struggled to recover from a vicious Democratic primary. Aides said the proposal would form the campaign's foundation for the final three months of the race.

But Angelides, the state treasurer, stood by his call for more than $5 billion in tax increases on corporations and Californians who make more than $250,000 a year. That plan, along with an array of tax-hike proposals that Angelides embraced over the years but later abandoned, has drawn ferocious criticism from Schwarzenegger's reelection campaign....

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In the general election contest, Angelides has struggled to gain his footing. Polls last month found Schwarzenegger well ahead.

The Democrat has been slow to raise the money he will need for extensive television advertising after Labor Day. And he has been fighting efforts by Schwarzenegger's campaign to cement an impression among political insiders that Angelides is bound to lose....

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-angelides17aug1...
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:22 AM
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1. It will be a shame if Phil cannot win in the blue state.
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CollegeDUer Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:33 AM
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2. If only he was a movie star nt
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:39 AM
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3. Schwartzenegger is not constrained by . . .
Party or principle, or even a need to appear consistent. He's no more a Republican than I am. Which makes him evne more dangerous.

Unfortunate to see Angelides struggling in my former home state.
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joefree1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:48 AM
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4. If Phil can't win it's his fault
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 11:49 AM by joefree1
The Gropenator has got a lot of baggage that a smart candidate would take advantage of. I don't why Angelides is not going after Aunald with a more forceful campaign. I have the feeling that Phil hasn't really got the support of the Californai Democratic elite. Too bad. I'm still hoping the Phil gets back in the game soon.

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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:53 AM
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5. Speilberg and Katzenberg are turncoats. They support Arnie.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:35 PM
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6. Agree - whoever is running his campaign has not
tied steroid boy 2 enron and the neocon takeover. steroid boy is running a saurove campaign - run from the middle, govern from the right.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 07:04 PM
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7. Why would the Democratic "Elites" not support their own Nominee in
this blue state?
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