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California Democratic leaders rile allies
San Francisco Chronicle, by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/11/2012 11:41:46 AM

Labor leaders and advocates for social services that have borne the brunt of recent state budget cuts are ripped over legislative leaders Darrell Steinberg and John Pérez´s out-the-gate pledge not to raise taxes, even though it looks like the Democrats will have supermajorities in both houses. (Snip) The African American community turned out in near-record numbers for Obama in Richmond, and polls showed most intended to vote "no" on the tax to fight obesity. Given Michelle Obama´s push for healthier food choices to reduce childhood obesity, the irony wasn´t lost on Richmond councilman and retired cardiologist

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Little noticed election results: M´Chelle´s ´obesity tax´ was crushed by black voters. Otherwise Dems are back to fighting with each other over a smaller and smaller pie.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: craige, 11/11/2012 12:01:58 PM     (No. 9007163)

"The disappointment for us in Richmond is that some African American and Latino leaders haven´t understood that the soda tax will improve the health of their community members," Ritterman said.

It seems Mr. Ritterman thinks certain demographic groups, are too STUPID to know what is good for them. They actually voted down a soda tax.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pam, 11/11/2012 12:14:42 PM     (No. 9007199)

The unions have given ziltch toward solving the pension problem. Unsustainable payments for not working collapses the system. Victims they aren´t. They are the thieves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/11/2012 12:42:16 PM     (No. 9007255)

If Mooch can´t nudge you to accept her dictates, she will just dictate that you must obey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 11/11/2012 12:49:30 PM     (No. 9007273)

Can´t wait to hear the lamentations of the Californicators when Prop 13 is repealed and everyone´s property taxes increase by 200%. I have a very Progressive sister their who inherited our father´s house who hasn´t a clue what lies ahead. Oh well I tried but she just said I was an angry white male who can´t tolerate a black man in the WH.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono, 11/11/2012 1:31:04 PM     (No. 9007336)

"Michelle Obama´s push for healthier food choices"

That should probably read Michelle Obama´s push for healthier food requirements -- the only place the Left wants to leave choices is for mothers to have the choice of killing their babies or not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/11/2012 2:26:52 PM     (No. 9007415)

Sugar has just become he left´s new excuse to raise taxes. Put to a public vote is has no chance because people don´t believe sugar causes obesity.These people believe rich people and business should pay all the taxes anyway.

They don´t dare tackle 800-100 calorie tacos which are a huge obesity boosters because it might offend their voters.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cThree, 11/11/2012 9:42:29 PM     (No. 9008092)

The direct quote cited by #1 is profoundly revealing. The chosen means of improving the health of their constituents is to make a commonly enjoyed product unaffordable.

The progressive wannabe designers of our ideal society are no friend of ordinary people. Coercion is the preferred means of "persuasion" every time.

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