If you live in California, have a job and pay taxes Governor Jerry Brown would like you to know that you’re a freeloader and he’s tired of your complaining.
In a speech in Orange County last week Brown responded to criticism over a new $52 billion tax hike that was hastily rammed through Sacramento by the Democrat supermajority over the objections of taxpayers across the state.
Democrat Senator Josh Newman narrowly defeated Republican Ling Ling Chang in November to give the Democrats the crucial two-thirds majority needed to approve tax legislation in the state of California. After the vote a recall effort was immediately set in motion against Newman.
The new taxes include a 12 cent increase in the gas tax (which is already one of the highest in the nation) and an increase in car registration fees averaging $50 per car owner. Some will see their annual registration increase by as much as $180.
In response to the outrage of taxpayers who were blindsided by the massive increase and those supporting the recall of Newman, Brown took a less than sympathetic tone.
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them,” Brown said, adding that the approved tax and fee hikes bring those charges to the level they were 30 years ago if adjusted for inflation. “They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”
Newman will have campaign resources to prevail in a recall should the measure qualify for the ballot, Brown said.
“He’ll have whatever he needs,” he said.
Let’s review this statement, in case you’re having trouble interpreting his meaning. If you work and pay taxes, if you struggle to pay your most basic bills while “owing” the California government a third of your paycheck (or more), Jerry Brown thinks you’re a freeloader.
Me Here......So if you pay taxes and still have any money left for yourself, you are a freeloader! Only in the People's Republic of California! Greedy Democrats!