December 22nd, 2017 | Candidate News

In Defense of Government


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

Former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”

As an Assemblywoman, I once had a bill vetoed by Republican Governor George Deukmejian. In his veto, the Governor said that while the author had a noble purpose, to increase funding for school libraries, my bill needed to identify a revenue stream, e.g, taxes, to pay for this ‘noble purpose.’

In other words, our Republican Governor wasn’t opposed to increased taxes to pay for government services, he was opposed to a plan that didn’t identify a funding stream! This was once the definition of a Conservative. Unfortunately, since that time, there has been a decades long effort by the Top .1% to attack the very foundations of our civilized society.

Right now, we have near full employment and corporate earnings are at a record high. Most economists suggest that it is the perfect time to raise taxes to invest more in education, in our aging and outdated infrastructure, and to reduce the federal debt. Instead, one of the most irresponsible federal tax bills in history is likely to be signed into law by the end of the year.

Make no mistake, this bill is a massive transfer of wealth from the poor, working and middle classes to the very wealthiest amongst us.

It is time for the people to join together in defense of government and our collective rights to quality education, a clean environment, safe bridges, dams, and roads, healthcare, mass transportation, affordable housing, and the right to a dignified retirement.

The threat to our civil society is severe, but I believe in us. Budgets are statements of values, and as California’s governor, I will create a budget that is of, by and for the people and not the powerful.

Please contribute here today to help me become governor and take on this irresponsible administration and work to keep more of our tax dollars in state. If you are connected on ActBlue click below for an instant contribution:

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Thank you for your support,

Delaine

 

Delaine Eastin
http://www.delaineforgovernor.com/

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