Like vultures fighting for the last few scraps of dead meat from a carcass on the ground, California democrats are meeting at their semi annual convention to conspire against the good people of California. When I say conspire I actually mean that. The different factions of their party have no intention apparently of cutting their overheated spending, they simply spend all their time talking more taxes.
Our Governor wants those two initiatives passed by the people to increase the sales tax and one to increasde the taxes of successful Californians who worked hard and made it. Talk about "regressive". Brown said this about the his lefty minions under the Capitol dome,
"Look, we've got some issues. We've got a tax measure, we have a little, few issues there, and we'll be talking about that from time to time," Brown said. "You'll get your marching orders soon enough."
So we have a few issues here? Marching orders? Yep, and Brown and the labor unions will be spending a lot of money to gather the signatures and convince the people to vote for his initiatives (and I thought they were opposed to "paid" signature gatherers?). Not a hint from Brown about restructuring the budget, cutting wasteful sending or even lowering pension and unions contracts. The left just wants more of our money apparently. How "unsmart", and Californians see through it all.
Attendees and advocates of higher taxes and fees include Warren Buffet's business partner's daughter, Molly Munger. She wants to increase taxes for education on everyone except the poorest Californians. Isn't that special? These rich, silver spoon liberals are simply compassionate aren't they?
Then we have Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, telling delegates on Friday that defeating a so-called "paycheck protection" measure is more important than any candidate election this year. Say what? Defeating a measure to disallow unions from stealing money from their own members and spending it on political issues and candidates is paramount? This is how our "leaders" think. These liberals ruining California could care less about the people. They have their agenda and it does not include anyone except their little money grubbing supporters in public employee unions.
"This ballot measure is a fraud, it's phony and it's a lie," said Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation. "Imagine, just for a moment, a California where your mouths were taped the next time a Meg Whitman ran for governor."
These same unions and their supporters rail against the "Citizens United" Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to contribute to candidates yet never look in the mirror to see the hypocrites they are. The unions take money under force from their members to then give to democrats and democrat issues. Even though there are some studies that say up to 40% of their members vote Republican. That is what the initiative is all about. Freedom! Let each member donate his/her money to the candidates and issue they want, take the union bosses out of this scheme. Speaker Perez will have none of it. He is the prime example of our legislative dysfunction. California is in deep trouble.
With redistricting hijacked by the left and their gerrymandering now upheld by a timid California Supreme COurt, California could see a "super majority" in both houses of our legislature. They would not even need the people's vote! They could pass all the tax and fee increases they fancy. Somehow, California has become Greece! I wonder how long it will be before our credit rating is lowered again and what these brain dead democrats under the Dome will do when they totally run out of other people's money?