Letters: Jerry Brown for governor

Letters: Jerry Brown for governor

There are 36 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Oct 29, 2010, titled Letters: Jerry Brown for governor. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

One compelling fact points to Democrat Jerry Brown as the right choice for governor.

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YGBSM

Hollister, CA

#1 Oct 29, 2010
NO on Brown. Vote for Whitman.

NO on Farr. Vote for Taylor.

NO on Measure P.

Since: Sep 09

Chualar, CA

#2 Oct 29, 2010
PLEASE JOIN ME IN VOTING FOR JEFF TAYLOR FOR CONGRESS

I know that Mr. Totten MAY be correct in making his statement regarding his OWN experience with SAM FARR……BUT, PLEASE DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE REST OF US Mr. Totten.

I have written two e-mails to SAM this past year, and I DID NOT receive ANY reply back from his office in 48 hrs., or EVER to both of my requests.

Unfortunately, Sam Farr has been a champion of SAM FARR AND ONLY SAM FARR, while he has been one of the most INEFFECTIVE elected representatives we have returned to the same office in Washington D. C., year-after-year, just because he is our only choice as the Democratic candidate.

SAM cares only about running for re-election ALL THE TIME, and NOT about US.

SAM may look like one of us, but he really IS NOT ONE OF US.
CREATE JOBS NOW

Salinas, CA

#3 Oct 29, 2010
No on BROWN, BOXER, FARR

The Tax Foundation announced this week that California has the second worst business tax climate of the 50 states, with only New York more hostile to employers. Congratulations, but it gets worse. If a pair of ballot measures pass next week, the Golden State could soon take the tax lead and make even Albany look like Hong Kong.

Proposition 24 would raise $1.3 billion of new taxes on businesses, while Proposition 25 would allow the state legislature to pass budgets and tax increases with a simple majority vote, instead of the current mandated two-thirds supermajority.

The most pernicious is Proposition 25, which is being sold as a good government measure to end the state's annual fiscal follies and pass a budget on time. But what matters more than how a budget passes is what's in it. And the two-thirds rule that has prevailed since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978 has been the lone restraint on the government unions and their political valets who have spent California to the brink of insolvency.
Vote Jeff Taylor

AOL

#5 Oct 29, 2010
A congressman is a salesman. The face of our community in Washington. If we re-elect Farr, we are going to send there, a fiercely partisan, arrogantly liberal face to a new conservative congress that is going to eat him alive, along with the federal dollars we count on. We are so stupid. Farr is no Panetta by any stretch of the imagination. Farr is a lousy salesman, he can only sell when his cronies are buying! Vote Jeff Taylor for Congress! He will represent ALL of we the people of the central coast. Not just a select few!
JOHN GALT LIVES

Bellingham, WA

#6 Oct 29, 2010
Glenn Kardel's letter is absurd. I guess if the Republicans controlled the legislature he would recommend voting for Meg Whitman. RIGHT!!!!!

The "Rodney King-Can't We All Just Get Along Syndrome?" strikes again.
Ron the wise

Salinas, CA

#7 Oct 29, 2010
Glen Kandel, By supporting Jerry Brown and Sam Farr, you would be supporting the oversized budget and bankrupty of California. The key here is that we have a 20 billion dollar deficit in this state and are on the ledge of an economic cliff. I am not a republican but have registered since 1972 as a non-partisan and believe in policy over party affiliation. Both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiarina have reiterated that they would take on the bankrupt casuing public pension plans of California and renegociate them. In some instances ex- employees are recieving 90% of their salaries in pensions and that is corrupt, unfair, and unsustainable. Both Brown and Boxer have major support of this union leadership and will not vote against these high pensions. They will not vote against unfair and too high taxes on companies nor will they tackle incentive killing intitlements to people that do not deserve them. The overregulation of businesses have forced companies to lieave our state and we are not attracting companies from other areas. Both Whitman and Fiarina would reform those regulations so that they would be fair and not destroy companies here. Therefore, if you want the state to collapse then vote for the supposed experienced Brown and Boxer. They are experienced in destroying this state. Finally, Jeff Taylor has stated the same reforms as Whitman and Fiarina and I will vote for those trhee candidates.
CA girl

Modesto, CA

#8 Oct 29, 2010
Both Whitman and Fiorina have made money by sending high tech jobs overseas. That's how they made their money. They don't know how to create jobs, they know how to squeeze the costs out of a business so the top 5 officers of the company make all the money, and the employees get laid off so bigwigs can leave the company with a golden parachute. Both of these women did that. They don't care about workers having jobs, that is not their interest. They care about getting rid of all regulations for big business so they can make more money themselves.

Whitman laid off 1000 people and then left the company shortly after with MILLIONS. Your only supposed to "lay off" workers when you can't afford them, which they obviously could. Then to leave with all the money that could have paid salaries to those 1000 Californian workers, well, to me, that says everything. Her expertise is getting rid of jobs, not making them. When she lays off all those state workers, and increases the unemployment rate in CA, reducing consumer spending even more, leading to more businesses failing, and more people asking for welfare, and food stamps, I hope you remember who you voted for. She doesn't care about this state or it's citizens. She cares about big business and only big business, imo.

It used to be that people who made millions understood that they made that money off lots and lots of poor people, and they felt a debt to society because of this knowledge. They did things like endow universities, create parks, and build hospitals and research centers. When Whitman or Fiorina donates enough money to create something along those lines, call me. I won't hold my breath.
Ron the wise

Salinas, CA

#9 Oct 29, 2010
CA GIRL, IF California companies sent jobs overseas one of the major reasons would be overtaxation of them by political hacks like Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer and their overegulation. You prove my point always when businesses in California are considered as the enemy by social regressives like these long time clueless and public union large pension supported politicians. To defend Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer would only add to the bankrupt 20 billion dollar defucits to California for this year. We need someone like Chris Christie to take on the public unions and renegoicate their bloated pensions which sometimes reach 90% of their salaries. Meg Whitman and Carly Fiarina said that they would renegociate the pensions, lower taxes on companies, and take on bankrupt intitlements to thousands of Californians that do not deserve them. I am willing to give Fiarina and Whitman one chance to follow through with their pledges because I know that Boxer and Brown with their track records will not do what is right for California.
CA girl

Modesto, CA

#10 Oct 29, 2010
Ron, if you look closely, you will see that Gerry Brown has also said the contracts need to be renegotiated, he said that before he started his official media campaign. If you look closely, you will see that the way of the future is to re-negotiate these contracts, no matter what party you believe in, or what state you live in, these contracts are not sustainable, and will be changed. It's a given because the people in BOTH parties want it done. To campaign as if that isn't so is disingenuous. But there is a difference imo, between wanting to fire everybody and wanting to re-negotiate the contracts to make them equitable. State workers are not your enemy. If you want to dislike a group of people for taking advantage of a monetary situation that enriches them at the expense of others, I would start with Whitman/Fiorina and their ilk, not our little state workers.
CA girl

Modesto, CA

#11 Oct 29, 2010
Ron, I agree with you about sending jobs over seas being because the regulations overseas are easier and cheaper for companies to deal with. It allows companies like Hasbro and HP to have children making their products for 40 cents a day, working 13 hours a day, 7 days a week (according to an article in Minyonville.com I saw today). Yes, we have regulations here that force companies to pay a decent wage, so yes, it is more expensive to pay United States wages. The question is how much profit is enough? When I went to business school in the 70's, for a retail store to mark up 40% was pretty standard. Now 50% is more common. Companies are no longer satisfied with standard profits.

Sending jobs overseas is a matter of greed when it is done by a large company in a state with high unemployment like CA. No two sides about it. To me, running a business is not just making profits for the owners or top officers, it's giving workers an opportunity to become successful in the process of helping you be successful, that makes a business really worth having in a community, in an American community. Underpaying workers is theft, imo, no matter what country it's done in, and a large company sending 30,000 jobs overseas, as Fiorina did while at HP, in my mind is pretty close to treason, enriching workers in other countries while simultaneously keeping Americans from having those jobs - how un-American can you get? I just can't vote for someone who would do that.

Companies that send jobs overseas are often ones that have misspent their funds buying too many other companies, and are in debt up the w--z--. It always surprises me that the republicans who call homeowners idiots for getting in over their heads, support these type of companies for doing the same thing and then vote for their paid candidates. Just my opinion.
Tori Franklin

United States

#12 Oct 29, 2010
We have drug cartel activity slithering state-side, the most violent gang MS13, criminals and rapists from mexico, and the possibility of dirty bombs or trained mexican or non-mexican trained terrorists slipping through our border. We must shut down the illegal crossings, check IDs for validity versus fraudulent creation, and KNOW what people are here in the United States. It's called survival and common sense and is what was meant by our forefathers "provide for the common defense." NATIONAL DEFENSE is about the only thing we should expect from our government!

Vote for Whitman & Fiorina! The democrat party is killing our country with terrorist-supporting policies. Vote out the idiots!
Ron the wise

Salinas, CA

#13 Oct 29, 2010
CA GIRL, You do not seem to understand that tax rates are so high in California for corporations and the overegulations by some environmental laws that ceos have a duty to make their companies profitable and Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer have never shown to want to lessen the taxes nor to reform dumb regulations that hinder companies. CA GIRL, there is no way that Jerry Brown will take on the public unions because that is the corrupt support group of the democratic party and the reason why unions should not hold ties with either party. Brown saying that he was for union reform made me choke and laugh at the same time because as one politician asked an audience how can you tell when a politician like Brown is lying? its when his lips are moving. Meg Whitman and Fiarina have been successful businesswomen despite the charges that you have raised. And Whitman and Fiarina as businesswomen would want to create a sound business environment for California whereas Boxer and Brown are lifetime politicians who want to make government bigger with the help of their support group, the unions. lower tax rates and reforming regulations will keep corporations in California and would attract more companies here. This would provide more jobs for California and as I have stated many times, the more jobs, the more people paying taxes at a fairer rate. We need more paychecks and less welfare checks. Not what Nancy Pelosi stated stupidly recently, that welfare checks are good for the economy. What a dumb woman. Brown never has been fiscally responsible and is saying these things now because he knows the American people are fed up with big spending government but a leapord does not change his spots.
Dave

Mill Valley, CA

#14 Oct 29, 2010
I really like Sam Farr personally. He is a good and decent man. However, I voted for Jeff Taylor to restore fiscal discipline to the federal government and to advance respect for life.
go Taylor and Whitman

AOL

#15 Oct 29, 2010
A congressman is a salesman. The face of our community in Washington. If we reelect Farr we are going to send there, a fiercely partisan, arrogantly liberal face to a new conservative congress that is going to eat him alive, along with the federal dollars we count on. Farr is a lousy salesman. He only sells when his cronies are buying. Farr is no Panetta by any stretch of the imagination. Farr has ticked off too many of the people who will be ruining congress. That is his fault. He will lose his committees, we will lose federal funding. Do not reward arrogance! Vote for Jeff Taylor!
How long has Jerry Brown been in politics? How long has California been sliding into a crap hole? Coincidence? Favor trading moochers like Jerry Brown have practically killed our state. But what do the ignorant progressive "social justice" automatons say we need to save us? Yes! more favor trading moochers! Get a clue! Our media outlets could not see one if it bit them on the butt and said "hey, I'm a clue". Vote for California! Vote for your families future! Vote for Meg whitman!
Whitman rules

AOL

#16 Oct 30, 2010
Whitman and Fiorina sent jobs overseas? Get a clue! Our business climate sent those jobs away! Greedy federal and state moochers with their permits, environmental impact reports and taxes.
Aging hippie liberal douches with their lawsuits over pollution, starting "not in my back yard" campaigns over building any factories or just buildings. Both of them asking for protection money in the form of contributions to their campaigns and institutions. Hey moochers and liberal douches! it is your fault we are in the mess we are in. No matter how much you blame others, it is your fault! hope you like the crap hole we are in. You dug it for us with our money!
Come November we will start to root you out! Vote for Whitman, Fiorina, Canella, Taylor! And vote yes on 23! Down with Douches! The Emporer has no clothes!
goldenbear

Morgan Hill, CA

#17 Oct 30, 2010
Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom,Sam Farr, Luis Alejo, Jerry McNerney, Barbara Boxer, and Bill Monning are all the right choices for the Central Coast. Their Integrity, Fiscal Discipline, and Leadership will help get California working again!!
goldenbear

Morgan Hill, CA

#18 Oct 30, 2010
Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom,Sam Farr, Luis Alejo, Jerry McNerney, Barbara Boxer, Anna Cabalero,and Bill Monning are all the right choices for the Central Coast. Their Integrity, Fiscal Discipline, and Leadership will help get California working again!!
Ron the wise

Salinas, CA

#20 Oct 30, 2010
Everybody, The left wing union goons are going around harassing Meg Whitman because she wants to take on the corrupt and bankrupt public pension funds that are helping to destroy our states economy. Our local Herald is a cheerleader for the democratic party by saying she is down by 10% but the rasmussen poll has her down by only 5% and gaining on Jerry, the phony, Brown who is no friend to the citizens of California but a pal with bloated government. The union goons yelling at Whitman at stumps shows that she has guts to take them on and help save our state. We have no chance to solve our problems with Brown and Boxer and Farr who have not met a tax raise that they did not like. They will not take on unfair intitlements and social service handouts to illegal immigrants. We only have a chance with Meg Whitman, Carly Fiarina, and Jeff Taylor. Fiarina and Boxer are in a statistical tie right now but I beclieve that Fiarina will win in the end.
Think About It

AOL

#23 Oct 30, 2010
Ron the wise wrote:
Everybody, The left wing union goons are going around harassing Meg Whitman because she wants to take on the corrupt and bankrupt public pension funds that are helping to destroy our states economy. Our local Herald is a cheerleader for the democratic party by saying she is down by 10% but the rasmussen poll has her down by only 5% and gaining on Jerry, the phony, Brown who is no friend to the citizens of California but a pal with bloated government. The union goons yelling at Whitman at stumps shows that she has guts to take them on and help save our state. We have no chance to solve our problems with Brown and Boxer and Farr who have not met a tax raise that they did not like. They will not take on unfair intitlements and social service handouts to illegal immigrants. We only have a chance with Meg Whitman, Carly Fiarina, and Jeff Taylor. Fiarina and Boxer are in a statistical tie right now but I beclieve that Fiarina will win in the end.
Rasmussen has Whitman down by "4" points, Fiorina by "3" points, which is within the margin of error. Rasmussen was dead on in 2008.

Of course the lib pollsters are skewing their polling data in favor of the democrats which is very typical of them.

It's a long shot, but if the sheeple leave their kool-ade at home when they go to the polls, Whitman, or Fiorina, or both, might be able to pull off an upset.

If so, CA. would at least have a chance to recover from the anti-busness financial mess/depression that the democrat State Legislature has put CA. in.

Unlike Arnie, the RINO turned democrat, I think Whitman would have the courage to "use" the "veto" pen to stop the democrats socialist take over of CA.
Joe

Orange Park, FL

#24 Oct 30, 2010
Ha Ha Ha Ha, I hope they DO elect Jerry Brown. It will sink California. This guy is a true blue fruitcake.

I'm so glad I don't live in Callie. It won't be very long and Brown will have California wiped out financially.

California will never get out of it's situation when you have so many people willing to elect people like Jerry Brown. Ha Ha Ha Ha, it's too funny. Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, I want handouts, handouts, and more handouts. Ha Ha Ha Ha.

Greed and stupidity will never end when illegals are allowed to vote, welfare is handed out like candy, and government employees retire in their 50's like multi millionaires.

It's the Democrat strategy, everybody votes including felons, while the military is shut out.
Overwhelm the system with social demands, and you've got a welfare state with a 10% State income tax. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, I hope you elect Jerry Brown, it'll be too funny watching the collapse.

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