Posted by paul, a resident of the Carlton Oaks neighborhood, on May 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm
Christie is (Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff). Brown is 'soaking the rich?' Give me a break. All Christie can soak is the sweat out of his shirt after he walks up a flight of stairs.
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 8:44 am
paul, based on your insults (those that were not already censored), I take it you think the results of Brown's administration a far superior to those in New Jersey. What a warped, perverse, partisan little creature you must be.
You reap what you sow....you vote for 'progressive' dems and this is what you get.....why would you ever expect a different result...it's the definition insanity.
Posted by Paul, a resident of the Carlton Oaks neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 9:24 am
Christie's job approval numbers are below 40 in NJ. The fatty is nothing but another ersatz pol that has been promoted by Fox News. The only way the nation will learn this is for Christie to step onto the nat'l stage -- just like Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Trump, Gingrich, and the rest of the posers. We found out what total losers they are, salivated over by the likes of steve, jimbo, and the rest of the corndog crowd.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Good article that concludes with the following:
"Meanwhile, leaders in some struggling states have taken notice. They know the road to fiscal hell is paved with progressive intentions. The question regarding the sensible ones is whether they have the will and wherewithal to impose the reforms they know their states need on the interest groups whose political and economic clout is so closely tied with the public purse.
Mr. Brown's remarks Monday suggest the answer to this question is no."
Unfortunately Governor Brown's efforts to date are just more of the same nonsense that created the mess in the first place, despite his campaign promises to the contrary. He still can't reform government or pensions because of who helped get him elected. The state employee contracts continue to increase in cost and his proclamations of savings amount to nothing more than one-time savings from furlough days for some state employees.
I'd take Governor Christie over Brown any day, all day. BTW, how did Oakland do during Brown's tenure as Mayor of that soon to be bankrupt city (they’re really already bankrupt)? Oakland employee costs were the highest in the nation, and the city keeps asking for in taxes to help cover the salaries and pension costs the city can't afford.
Posted by Compare These Govs, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Thank you for your comments. Good points.
Also, our family moved here (from a conservative state, too) so I didn't experience firsthand what Brown did during his first term as Governor. But didn't I hear that he was the original architect of California's decline when he allowed the public sector unions to bargain? (or something to this effect regarding the unions.)
Brown is to California what Obama is to the U.S. Complete and utter disasters...each taking the opposite course of action required to solve the problems facing them.
Posted by Hmmmmm, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on May 17, 2012 at 12:22 am
New Jersey spends approx 16k per student. Cal spends less than 5k per student (lowest in the country). But this "article" calls Brown the big spender and talks about Cal soaking the rich? Something smells in Denmark, beyond a sweaty size quadrupleXXXX dress shirt.
Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, on May 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm dublinmike is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Hey guys, New Jersey has a property tax rate that is roughly 3x that of California. Great schools according to my niece that moved there 10 years. They pay their taxes but when their last child graduates from HS, they are gone.
In her community, she noticed over the years neighbors put up for sale signs the day after their kid graduated from HS.
You can make of it what you want, but California is not like many states of Union.
Now, for personal opinion, Gov. Christie has some real personal issues. Look at him. He's full of anger. Walking heart attack.
I am not anti-Republican. I would like Jeb Bush to run for higher office, along with Charlie Crist. Solid middle.