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California poised to vote down Democrat proposed tax increases

The LA Times reports that only 46% of registered voters now support Prop. 30, a drop of 9 percentage points over the last month, and 42% oppose it.

LA Times on the plunging support:

Proposition 30 would temporarily raise taxes on individuals earning more than $250,000 a year and impose a quarter-cent hike in the state sales tax. Enthusiasm for the governor’s plan has fallen across the political spectrum.

The steepest decline is among voters who register without a party preference — a crucial voting bloc for Brown. Support from those Californians dropped from 63% a month ago to 48%.

“Proposition 30 has been under attack from the left and the right,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. “It has taken a toll.”

The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times poll surveyed 1,504 registered voters by telephone from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21. It was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a Democratic firm, in conjunction with American Viewpoint, a Republican company. The margin of error is 2.9 percentage points.

The poll yielded some hopeful signs for Brown. His approval rating, now at 45%, has not dropped along with his initiative, suggesting that he can be a credible pitchman for undecided voters, the largest group of which are fellow Democrats. A strong turnout for President Obama on election day could also give him a boost.

The governor is now hitting the campaign trail, with events aimed at mobilizing Democrats, whose support for his proposal slid in the last month from 72% to 65%. He has been making stops at colleges and churches and rallying Latino leaders.

The background music on this clip below is somewhat distracting but makes the intended point:

California radio show Jon and Ken oppose the tax hikes:

Questions Arise About the White House’s Math to Make Tax Fairness Claims

“With the executive system we didn’t come up with 16%, we got 7%. And when we look at the teacher and the cop, we couldn’t get 19%, we got 10% and finally when we got to our doctor not 23…16%. And if you will notice, that looks like tax fairness.
7,10,16,18. More income you have, higher your tax rate.”

“The will get out hundreds of thousands of dollars more in benefits spent in social security and medicare than they ever pay in taxes”

Adam Carolla on “paying your fair share”

“Let’s really examine this,” Carolla told Sean. “If 10 people all go out to dinner together and the bill came and it was $500 and we decided to split it up 10 ways, then your share is $50. Unless you had 26 Heineken’s that I don’t know about, your fair share with the other 9 strangers your sitting with, considering you’ve all ordered the same thing off of the same menu is $50! I paid the equivalent of $450 in taxes last year! And I’ve got the 2 guys who paid nothing pointing at me and telling me to pay my fair share?! You’ve got to be kidding me,” Carolla exclaimed. 

Adam also discussed his new book, “Rich Man Poor Man” in which he exposes the phenomena that are embraced by the really rich and the really poor – but never the middle class – like having an outdoor shower, wearing your pajamas all day, or always having your dog with you. Carolla’s new book is a hilariously accurate look at what the people born with silver spoons in their mouths have in common with the people whose only utensils are plastic sporks stolen from a Shakey’s.