Martin Wisckol has a write up in the OC Register about Governor Jerry Brown coming to the defense of the gas/car tax and Senator Josh Newman.
Last Thursday we set up at an Arco ampm in Fullerton to officially kick off our effort to recall Newman. We're going after him because he was just elected to the Senate and he represents a blue-collar district that will be greatly affected by the tax.
Newman went along with his party and now we're paying dearly for it.
Governor Brown visited Orange County last Friday and said:
“Roads require money to fix. Republicans say there’s a magic source of money — it doesn’t exist. … You want to borrow money and pay double? Or do nothing? Or take money from universities?”
It doesn't exist? It doesn't exist because you and all of the other slimy state leaders wasted it for years on nonsense issues and projects.
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them. They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”
Freeloaders? Seriously?! We pay the highest taxes in the nation and our roads are still awful. We're not freeloading, you're just corrupt and don't know how to manage money.
When asked about the recall of Josh Newman, Brown said:
“He’ll have whatever he needs."
In addition to the recall effort, launched by Carl DeMaio, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) is also trying to repeal the gas tax.
Brown's response to Allen's initiative was:
“Go for it. Make my day. Maybe people like gravel roads, but I don’t think so.”
Who does Jerry Brown think he is? He's trying to guilt trip us into thinking this tax hike is a good and necessary thing.