alp227 (22,600 posts)
Gov. Jerry Brown's advice for Washington
Source: LA Times
WASHINGTON--As Washington tries to find a way past the political dysfunction that triggered the shutdown of the federal government, Gov. Jerry Brown came to town Thursday to suggest it look for inspiration in California.
Brown told a ballroom of liberals celebrating the anniversary of the Center for American Progress, one of the left’s favorite think tanks, that it was only a few years ago California had been written off by the pundits as a lost cause.
“Three years ago California was called a failed state,” he said. “They were virtually chortling in the conservative venues.”
Brown credited California’s turnaround to a series of ballot measures. The measures allowed a state budget to get passed with a simple majority of lawmakers, put an independent commission in charge of voting boundaries, and raised taxes by billions of dollars.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politi...,6860597.story
Taxes fix everything.
I don't see any of the DUmmies talking about the residents of CA that had to move to avoid the high taxes.
Kablooie (9,465 posts)
2. And he is able to do so only with the support of a totally non-Republican Congress.
Speaks volumes as to the efficacy of the Democratic vs Republican philosophies.
I wish more of the country would realize this.