Last week Jerry Brown stuck a gun into the backs of Californians and mugged us by increasing gas and vehicle taxes.
They'll go up $52 billion over the next 10 years to repair crumbling roads and bridges, but we know that won't really happen.
Brown almost didn't get his way, but he was able to bribe democrats and one really slimy Republican with goodies to win their votes.
He promised nearly $1 billion to lawmakers for their pet projects. Brown says the deals, or "arrangements," were justified:
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything as big as this particular transportation bill. So I would say some of the arrangements that were entailed in this process, they may look large, but relative to $52 billion, it’s all pretty modest.”