|Who is going to dethrone King Brown ?|
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
***The governor's budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year dedicates $11 billion to paying down debts and liabilities, including $6 billion in payments that had been deferred to schools and nearly $4 billion to pay down the so-called economic recovery bonds left over from the administration of Gov. . ##. The one-party Democratic rule does not have to mean freewheeling spending. Brown is tightfisted; always has been. Democrats own this state. And if, through Brown, they can raise taxes and curb public-employee excess — as Brown is attempting to do — they present a serious rethinking of the D brand. (1) .But there’s a difference: Jerry Brown. Governor Moonbeam, the Zenmeister, Linda Ronstadt’s arm candy, yes, yes, we know. But in fact Brown may be the most astute Democratic politician currently holding office. Not only did he handily defeat the smarmy billionairess and maid-abuser with a low-budget low-tech campaign, he has completely turned public opinion against the core conservative memes. Over the past couple years, Californians had happy feet for the Tea Party babalu of slashing budgets and not raising taxes on the rich. (2). The limits their governors to no more than two four-year terms. This "raises" the question that if Brown has a forth term , is it possible for Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for a 3rd term?