Thursday, October 7, 2010

From Meg Whitman - Jerry Brown's Tax Increase - October 7, 2010

Food for thought.

From: "Meg 2010" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 17:33:24 -0700
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Subject: Jerry Brown's Tax Increase - October 7, 2010

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Are you concerned about Jerry Brown's plan to support more job-killing tax increases?

In an effort to make Californians aware of Jerry Brown's longtime support for higher taxes, we launched a new ad today. Click here to watch.

But we're not the only ones concerned about Jerry Brown's record of raising

Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, released the following statement to set the record straight:

"Jerry Brown is a career politician who has repeatedly supported tax increases. As Governor, he vehemently opposed Prop. 13 before he supported it, and he supported an increase in the gas tax. As Mayor of Oakland he supported a property tax increase five times and he increased taxes on everything from picnic tables to cable TV. Just last year, he supported the largest income tax increase in the state's history. Hardworking, taxpaying Californians cannot afford a third term of Jerry Brown."

On the campaign trail, Brown tells Californians he will only raise taxes if voters approve them; but his record tells a different story.

As Governor, Brown vigorously opposed Proposition 13, calling it "a consumer fraud" and "a rip-off." He signed a bill increasing the state gas tax, proposed a $5 billion sales tax increase and worked to get rid of the two-thirds requirement to raise business taxes.  And just last year - during a recession - Brown supported Proposition 1A, which would have been the largest tax increase in California's history.

It's no surprise that an entrenched Sacramento politician is running from his record, but voters won't be fooled.

Meg Whitman will be a Governor who provides tax relief, creates jobs and focuses on making our state competitive again.

Jillian Hasner
Campaign Manager
Meg Whitman for Governor 2010

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