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  •  Jerry did a great job, gotta start where you are (3+ / 0-)
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    Zinman, bluebelle7, Hannibal

    and go from there. Our state has been saddled with prop 13 for a long, long time. Jerry cut the deal he could for a ballot proposition and an a budget that could work and could pass. Prop 30 passed and our state has what it needs to avoid even more cuts in services. Prop 30 barely passed and it was a real victory for funding our state which has slipped so badly relative to other states since I was a kid (almost 60 years of California living).

    Despite our super-majority, in its earliest stages of development, the taxing of business, oil and personal wealth it will take to return us to what we were. The slim margin of Prop 30's passage shows me that it will be a gradual process. I think Brown has accomplished something significant and is managing it well. As with Obama we are at a turning pint in a cycle that has become more and more conservative and the turn at the bottom of the curve isn't going to look like the upward swing. I agree that we should all push for more, I just don't think Brown is part of the problem.

    Love = Awareness of mutually beneficial exchange across semi-permeable boundaries. Political and economic systems either amplify or inhibit Love.

    by Bob Guyer on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:01:57 PM PST

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