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  •  If I remember right, didn't San Jose voters voted (4+ / 0-)

    to reduce pensions for city workers?

    Since the homeless encampment and the ever increasing inequality are legacies of the Democratic party, could it be that the solution is not in electoral politics but  in organising and on the streets?

    "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

    by Funkygal on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 07:23:17 PM PDT

    •  yes...and now we can't man our police force. (5+ / 0-)

      our current mayor is a Dem...or at least he calls himself a Dem.

      insidious anti-union a-hole.

      I live in an unincorporated area just outside of san jose...if I could I would vote for cortese.

      We are not broke, we are being robbed. ~Shop Kos Katalogue~

      by Glen The Plumber on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 08:47:45 PM PDT

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    •  They did so b/c Dem pols are too scared to tax... (3+ / 0-)
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      annominous, FarWestGirl, SanJoseLady

      ..the really wealthy, like Larry Ellison.  So Dem pols instead target the easy marks, the working and middle-class.

      As a result, the voters revolt.

      This diary is about the poor man in Silicon Valley.

      So why do so many of you support regressive taxation in California, while supporting tax breaks that enable Larry Ellison to buy a discounted Tesla?

      Why do so many of you support carbon taxes and cap and trade in California, when these fiscal approaches exacerbate income and wealth inequality?

      There is no excuse for any Dem to support REGRESSIVE energy taxes.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

      by PatriciaVa on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 09:12:57 PM PDT

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