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Jerry Brown promises to finally get California out of Vietnam War

September 8th, 2010 - 11:21 pm
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“I have a plan; I’ll tell you after the election.” Of course you will.

As Breitbart TV notes:

While speaking to business leaders in Silicon Valley, California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown announces that he has a plan for the State’s fiscal crisis, but he won’t reveal it until after the election. At first we thought this was just a joke, but then we checked the candidate’s web site. It’s true, he doesn’t have a plan.

Hey, it worked for Nixon. On the other hand, it didn’t work very well for another far left Democrat when he tried the same riff in 2004:

“A top economic advisor to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said the public won’t hear Kerry’s financial plans until after he’s elected–if he’s elected”:

In the Aug. 2 cover story of “Business Week,” former Clinton administration treasury secretary Robert Rubin said, “I don’t think you can make proposals to try to dig out of this hole until you’ve gotten elected … If you start to put out proposals now, they would be vigorously attacked and they would in effect become tainted so they couldn’t be used.”The conservative group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) stated that Kerry is trying to avoid revealing his plan to increase taxes on the middle-class because it would create a campaign liability if he did.

In a release, the group stated that Kerry’s plan to roll back President Bush’s tax cuts for the top earners “will yield him only $40 to $60 billion per year, far below the more than $200 billion of new spending commitments he has promised to special interests who feed off of American taxpayers.”

“In other words,” ATR stated, “if Kerry is elected, middle-class tax increases are coming.”

Maybe Jerry could simply borrow Kerry’s plan. It’ll be almost as deadly to the economy, but at least slightly more modern sounding than all of the talk of dusting off FDR’s boilerplate a couple of years ago.

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