Columnist: New Budget Plan a Political Pitch for Tax Hikes


In an Orange County Register opinion piece, columnist Dan Walters argues that Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) revised fiscal year 2012-2013 budget plan "is as much a political document as a fiscal one, clearly aimed at persuading voters to approve new sales and income taxes next November." Walters also suggests that "[Brown's] goal, quite obviously, is to prove to voters that he isn't just asking them to pay more taxes, but is also slashing health and welfare services" and other spending categories.

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