By: T. Keith Gurnee
Barack Obama’s compromise with Republicans not to raise taxes last December may have saved not only his presidency but our national economy as well. Most economists have credited this move as giving us our best chance to get our economy back on track. But not so with Jerry Brown and California. With his budget that would raise taxes, dump State programs onto the backs of local government, and eliminate redevelopment, Brown seems determined to plunge California into the dark ages.