Don't bail out Brown for spending enormous public money on HSR instead of on CA schools. Vote NO on Prop. 30.
Original post made by Robert, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2012
Regarding Prop. 30, let's not forget that Gov. Jerry Brown is responsible for a large part of the school funding problem. He's the one that pushed through state funding of the High-Speed Rail boondoggle at enormous and still growing expense to the public, a minimum of $100 billion. And let's not forget the articles that reported that he cynically provided substantial local district perks to State Senate legislators to induce them to vote to support his proposition, which barely passed, 21-17. He thus put California in much deeper debt than it already is. Now he hopes to be bailed out by Prop. 30's tax increases. The money committed to HSR by Brown could have and should have been used for our schools. I refuse to vote to increase my taxes in order to make up for the huge shortfall caused by Brown's poor decision to use an enormous amount of public money for an unnecessary boondoggle, ego-feeding legacy, and union-payback-for-help-in-his-campaign-against-Whitman project, one that is likely to be an albatross around the neck of the state and its citizens for decades to come. A YES vote on Prop. 30 bails Brown out and allows him to get away with his warped priorities. A NO vote on Prop. 30 will hold him accountable for his cynical, wasteful, and self-serving decision on HSR.