A California conservative leader says voters are learning that
tax increases are an attack on their families and the economy.
Just days before the election, support for Governor Jerry
Brown's (D) tax initiative is dwindling. KABC in Los Angeles reports that less
than 50 percent of California voters approve of Proposition 30, the
governor's plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund
Brown claims that if he does not raise taxes, public schools and
higher education will suffer painful cuts -- a message he recently
fed to hundreds of students at California State University (CSU).
The Sacramento Bee reports that if the
proposition is approved, CSU plans to lower tuition and send $250
refund checks to students in January.
Though the Democrat has been shown the reality of
his measure's flagging support, he still believes it will be a
tight race. SaveCalifornia.com president Randy
Thomasson does not agree.
"It's not surprising that people are learning that higher taxes
are an actual attack upon their family, upon the economy," he
California voters will decide November 6 on Proposition 30,
which will raise the income tax on those who make over $250,000 a
year and implement a sales tax increase.
"There are tens of billions of taxpayer dollars wasted annually
by California's Democrat-controlled state government, and
California has the highest state and local tax burden on the West
Coast," Thomasson notes. "Don't let them harm families and
businesses that provide jobs instead of cutting this disgusting
Taxpayer groups say the governor is trying to "blackmail"
California voters by threatening them to give the state more