Rewriting the Laws of Economics

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[Jerry Brown:] “Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have been blessed the most, who have disproportionately extracted, by whatever skill, more and more from the national wealth, they’re going to have to share more of that,”

What kind of weird mash-up of quasi-religious, closed-system, destructive, animistic perfidy is that?!?

Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday the passage of Proposition 30 last week was the beginning of a national movement to increase taxes on the wealthy.


  1. mojo
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:59 am |

    BOHICA, baybee…

  2. MikeG
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:21 am |

    Great idea. Look how nicely higher taxes has worked for California.

  3. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:28 am |

    Kalifornicateya ProggBots an illegal aliens are what caused Prop 30 to pass. The former because they are Bots and the latter because they are on the take.

    Natch, it will solve nothing and aggravate everything. Sacrastoopido RAT supreme (now…) Legislature will blindly take the Ship of State down, along with themselves!

    I wonder how MoonBeam will couch the need for a nother *temporary tax* next year???? And the year after that……..

    When the time comes I will email MoonBeam some good advice:
    “When you have done everything you can, and you are still going to crash, reach over and wind the clock on the instrument panel; So you don`t die all tensed up!!!!!!!”

  4. apotheosis
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    And remember, as the “rich” respond by fleeing the country, the definition of “rich” will be defined down until it includes you.

  5. Rick
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 11:05 am |

    The “blessed the most” could also stop extracting wealth and kick back with everyone else and there would be nothing for anyone.

  6. Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    Extracted wealth (gold) is so regulated now days that the only way to make money at it is to have a TV show record you while you dig for it.
    As for the Prop 30 thing it says that they cannot change that tax for 7 years doesn’t say they can’t make new ones and with no opposition from Republicans they don’t have to put it to a vote anymore. And if you thought Brown’s promise was going to be kept you don’t remember his first term. (Back when I was a kid)

  7. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm |

    I’d call it a weird mash-up of quasi-religious, closed-system, destructive, animistic perfidy.
    (What? She did? Oh … Yeah, thought it sounded familiar.)
    That, darlin’, is one of the best take-downs I’ve ever read.

    What Brown has just said is the equivalent (@ 0:57sec) of
    They can’t extract more from the national wealth,
    only we can extract more from the national wealth.”

  8. Stick
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm |

    Do these people actually believe this shit or are they just using it to extort more money?

    Extract from the national wealth?

    What, there’s a pile somewhere that if only sombody fair would divy it up?

    I guess that Fred Smith who dreamed up overnight delivery, started a new field & CREATED billions in wealth with FedEx didn’t build that.

    He obviously stole some of the national wealth™

  9. Posted November 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm |

    It’s truly sad when Jebbies go bad.

  10. Steve Skubinna
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm |

    For statists, economics is always a zero sum game. If anyone has more than you then it’s the same as if he robbed you of what is yours.

    And try pointing out that these “rich” already “give back” by running businesses which provide goods and services to the community, that provide jobs and payroll, and that pay taxes. After some frantic and panciky gasps, you’ll hear….


  11. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm |

    The Hollywood wealthy are exempt, of course. They have separate bookkeeping rules.

  12. Merovign
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm |

    The funny thing is, one would assume that a governor would be in the portion of “clued in leftists who play the game” and not “utterly clueless poltroons that swell their ranks,” but one would be wrong.

    The maroons below are the ones who think that all money grows on a magical money tree, and rich people are only rich because they get up early and get to the tree first.

    Watching mentally ill people reason is seriously disturbing. Puts the hair up on the back of my neck.

  13. Rededmonds
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm |

    It seems to be the current meme from Barry on down, that without ever saying how much is enough, they all want the millionaires and billionaires to pay “their fair share.” Thinking that Jerry Brown’s just using a slightly less elegant form of, “From each according to his ability — to each according to his needs…” It’s a class warfare argument and the dems are all in (so to speak).

  14. ZZMike
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm |

    But wait – there’s more:

    California begins huge experiment in greenhouse gas regulation

    “The state this week begins auctioning off greenhouse gas emission credits, thereby generating billions of dollars that politicians will spend on programs supposedly connected to reducing global warming.

    “… the cost of doing business in California, already among the nation’s highest, will increase.”

  15. TheOldMan
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm |

    Hey Jerry, how about you start with all those Hollyweirdos?