Feb 2, 2011

Gov. Brown cites Egypt to make case for tax hike

Proving that he is a tax-and-spend liberal from the 'old school', Jerry Brown (pictured) is citing the unrest in Egypt the Mideast to make a case for his tax hikes.

Citing the pro-democracy unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, Gov. Jerry Brown called it “unconscionable” that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask voters to extend tax hikes to balance the budget.

“When democratic ideals and calls for the right to vote are stirring the imagination of young people in Egypt and Tunisia and other parts of the world, we in California can’t say now is the time to block a vote of the people,” Brown said in his first State of the State address in nearly 30 years.

He said the budget has tough choices but that the people “have a right to vote” on the package.

Did he once mention that tough choices should be made to cut spending instead of raising taxes? How long before even more businesses and individuals leave California?