August 19, 2002

Why Gray Davis, Unlike Wils...

Why Gray Davis, Unlike Wilson and Reagan, Won't Raise Taxes on the Rich During a Budget Crisis: From the L.A. Times' George Skelton today:

Gov. Gray Davis also opposed [a bill raising top rates], claiming that California already is too dependent on the volatile income tax.

Davis never has been a tax-the-rich populist.

He has been running from Gov. Jerry Brown's tax-and-spend image ever since serving as Brown's top aide back in the '70s.

Moreover, Davis has been convinced by his chief of staff, former U.S. Rep. Lynn Schenk of San Diego, that tax hikes are political killers. Schenk is convinced that voters bounced her from Congress in 1994 because she supported President Clinton's tax increase.

Posted by at August 19, 2002 11:39 AM
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