Cali Governor Jerry Brown Slams "Free-Loading" Taxpayers For Opposing Higher Taxes

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Millions of Californians are outraged by a recent bill that would increase the state’s gas tax by 12 cents per gallon, and increase vehicle license fees by $50 per year. All told, the plan amounts to a $52 billion tax hike. The proposal has since been passed in the state’s legislature, despite the fact that a majority of Californians opposed the bill. The tax is so controversial that state senator Josh Newman, who helped it pass, may face a recall election in the near future.

Amid this outrage, California Governor Jerry Brown defended the senator and the gas tax in a recent speech, during which he revealed how much disdain he has for middle class voters who are tired of being taxed to death.

Republicans say budget cuts should be made to fund road maintenance. A failed GOP plan proposed last year would have tapped into cap-and-trade money used to lower greenhouse gas emissions, cut Caltrans positions and eliminated other positions that have been vacant. It identifies other funding sources, but doesn’t specify what programs would be cut if that money was diverted to roads.


Brown said the plan is unrealistic.


“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them,” Brown said, adding that the approved tax and fee hikes bring those charges to the level they were 30 years ago if adjusted for inflation. “They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”

Of course, it isn’t just a few Republican senators who don’t want the tax hike. Polls have shown that more than half of Californians oppose it. I suppose they’re a bunch of freeloaders right?

And what he doesn’t say, is that California already has some of the highest taxes in the nation. Californians already give so much money to the government, and yet the state has some of the worst roads in the country. California doesn’t have a problem with people who aren’t willing to pay their fair share to keep the state’s infrastructure functional.

California has a problem with a state government that is fiscally irresponsible. It’s a known fact that the revenue generated from the current gas tax is often diverted to general funds, even though there is a law in California which states that gas taxes can only be spent on transportation.

Instead of recognizing that reality, Jerry Brown has the audacity to claim that hardworking people who don’t want their taxes increased, are a bunch of freeloaders (that is, the same people who pay his salary). He shifts the blame for California’s financial state away from himself and his political party, and onto the “freeloaders,” who he believes must be Trump supporters. Last I heard though, conservatives in general don’t just want lower taxes. They want less spending too. That’s not freeloading.

If anyone’s a freeloader, it’s the liberals like Jerry Brown who have been running California into the ground for years. They’re the ones who push for more taxes every year, before wasting that money and asking for more.

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The Navigator's picture

FUCK YOU Jerry Brown, a guy who has free-loaded his whole fucking life.


nuubee's picture

LOLOL. How high are California's state taxes? Aren't they the highest in the nation? 

"Freeloaders" ... roflmao... these modern socialists have so little self-awareness.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

You have to love the picture of the moron behind Brown with the $15 t-shirt on.  We know the only way these troglodytes could ever make their labor worth $15 per hour is to have the government's threat of violence backing them up. 

Bastiat's picture

I've had enough of the whining freeloaders too . . . but I'm not sure we're talking about the same people.

macholatte's picture


“They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”


The proposed rape of the average CA citizen has nothing to do with Trump. However, as long as you bring it up, Moon Beam, please be specific and detail exactly which lies were told by whom without quoting from any of the fake, fraudulent news outlets like CNN, WaPo, NYT?

J S Bach's picture

Governor Moonbeam's days on this earth are numbered.  The Hades welcoming committee is making advanced preparations for his imminent ticker-tape arrival.  Tickets go on sale for grandstand seating and bleachers this summer*.  (* - must be deceased, in limbo, or just plain serving time in hell to apply.)

knukles's picture

CA has no idea how to fund their existence.  The absolute levels of expenditures are overwhelming, and mostly unnecessary; high speed train to nowhere, reroute more water to LA (wet tee contests) and never mind the water problem and roads are shit, schools are shit (that no money's gonna fix but will be thrown after pensions anyhow) Calpers and Calsters are grossly underfunded ... the list just goes on and on
These people are fucking crazy
And they're probably gonna be cut off from some Federal funds if this sanctuary crap continues.

Plus there's this that most non-CA's don't know.  Whenever any tax is levied for "whateverthefuck" it never is spent on "whateverthefuck" but winds up being tossed into the general fund.  Always.

AltRight Girl's picture

I say very good.

Those masochistic voters DESERVE it. Should be a lesson for them but I doubt they'll learn.

And if they dare to speak up.. send the antifa to kick their liberal asses. After all, that's how they like it.


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DownWithYogaPants's picture

Daily Westerner alert. 

Auto downvote AltRight Girl

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Fuck you Jerry, FUCK YOU!!  As if I don't pay enough taxes you Son of a Bitch!!  How about the 35% I pay to the Federal government, the 10% I pay to the state of MN, thats 45% right there you SOB!!  Add in my social insecurity and medicare and now Im up over 50% easy.  And I haven't even added in the sales taxes, gas taxes, property taxes, taxes on liquor, taxes on my phone bill, my light bill, my heat bill, my internet bill, my cable TV bill, and then add on all of the fucking licenses(tabs for my car---fishing license, hunting license), and fees, and YOU SON OF A BITCH I AM PAYING WELL OVER FUCKING 70% OF MY FUCKING INCOME TO YOU AND YOUR ILK!!  That means for every 10 days I work, YOU GET over 7 OF those days.  WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH!!  CAN YOU TELL IM PISSED??

You are the Plantation Owner Jerry.  You and every government Fuck who thinks they need to raise taxes.  And We the Slaves are getting damn tired of your bullshit.  3 weeks of vacation isn't enough anymore.  I'll sit on my hands if you think you are going to take another nickle from me, and go GALT.

jcaz's picture

Jerry's power comes exclusively from taxpayer money.  

Less money for Jerry= less power for Jerry.

Jerry has no tangible skills other than spending money.

Jerry scared.

Manthong's picture

Hey governor moonbeam…

They ain’t freeloading when they all move to Nevada and Texas.  

I am sure your huge illegal population will pick up the slack.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"If anyone’s a freeloader, it’s the liberals like Jerry Brown who have been running California into the ground for years."

Would LUUUUUVVV to see the state vacated by all the productive people who are sick of being taxed into oblivion.

THEN Moonbeam would see who the REAL freeloaders are.


J Pancreas's picture

Nice internet rant... Why not take your success to a state that values your labor moar? Indiana? Florida? Alabama? Texas? Screw MN, Mexifornia, WA, NY, etc.

wee-weed up's picture



Tell ol' Moonbeam to go put his head in a bowling ball polisher and see if it will impart some sense into his tiny BB-sized brain.

I've never seen a Lib/Socialist with such contempt for us poor serfs who pay for his salary & and his totally disfuntional over-expensive soon-to-go-bankrupt government!

rbg81's picture

I have no sympathy.  This is what happens when you have rabid liberals voting for an equally rabid Progressive Government that has the pedal to the metal.  And they will never wise up because the actual taxpayers are in the minority now.  Most of the voters imagine the other guy will pay for the largesse.  Ain't democracy grand?

rbg81's picture

Really, the only way out for them is to secede.  That way they can keep the tax $$ they were paying to the Federal government, create their own currency and inflate away their problems.

AltRight Girl's picture

As long there are chimps and spiks (read illegals), his job is secured.

Those "hardworking" ghetto rats will help him show those freeloaders who's in charge.


meta-trader's picture

She was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

lil dirtball's picture

The only thing that will fix all of this is more voting.

Bobportlandor's picture

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. Take that ballot roll it up with hundreds more and swing for the fence

r3phl0x's picture

Not 1 voter in 10 is clever enough to see through the manipulative ballot descriptions..

Every tax increase is "A Measure to Ensure Better Education for All California Children" or some similar bullshit.

I mean, not to make this a gender thing, but how many women are actually going to vote No on that?

The same tactic is currently being used to ram through an 8% capital gains income tax in Washington.

oDumbo's picture

It's amazing the balls on libs as long as the Fed keeps sending them newly minted debt obligations to keep their hate party going.  It won't last forever delusional freeloader libtards.  Someday, maybe soon, you will have to stop publicly hating those who pay for your EBT cards and goberment pensions.  Why God made libs, we will never know.

logicalman's picture

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,

If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
Taxes to pass
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’
When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had
absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened?

Can you spell “politicians? & banksters?”

helloimjohnnycat's picture

YOU can't spell ya' moron !!!

Da' joos, spelled  j-o-o ,  OWN you !

Oy Vey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ha ha ha ha ha


MF' ers !

ipso_facto's picture

'Can you spell “politicians? & banksters?”'  And especially 'Democrats'.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Can you spell "Bolshevik Jew Subversives?"

vato poco's picture

"will no one rid me of these troublesome peasants? oh, YOU will, Pancho and Tencha? Thanks!!"

Raffie's picture


How dare any oppose him. Can anyone say PROGRESSIVE FACIST LIBERAL NAZI?

I knew you could.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Really shows the contempt that civil servants have for us private industry shlubs -" Fuck you, pay me"

post turtle saver's picture

I won't get into the fucking balls and gall it takes for government parasites to call their captive tax base a bunch of freeloaders... they should recall his commie ass too while they're at it...

hannah's picture

i dont have a problem with the cali socialist/commies having to pay taxes out the ass....let them eat shit for all i care. they deserve the gov they got...

Mr. Universe's picture

Wait until they find out about Calpers.

wanderer9641's picture

You are referring to the taxpayers who are about to get royally reamed - Can not have government ewmployees doing without, can we.

Mr. Universe's picture

Yes indeed, apparently the worlds largest investor can't squeak out more than 1% gain in these perilous times. Imagine what happens when the market tanks. Jerry has already planned to raid the rainy day fund and others of billions to cover the current shortfall. These guys are playing as if there is no real long term plan for most of us being around.


darteaus's picture

In my CA town the starting - STARTING - salary for a fireman is $172K!

Retire after 30 (50 years old), and now we're paying two guy for one working: $344K.

DEMIZEN's picture

motherfucker should be put in jail for loitering.

junction's picture

70 years ago, California was the Golden State, in the forefront on alternative medicine, its cities in the south connected by electric street cars, its industrial might second to none, although the industrial heartland in the Midwest was close.  Now, Governor Brown is wheeled out from his medical treatments to make deranged comments while California citizens' children are near forcibly innoculated with poisonous vaccines.  The movie industry is pretty much gone, the freeways are no go zones and every politician worth his or her salt has a fat state pension plus their day job.  Brown should just drop dead, that would stop his constant whining.  

legalize's picture

Alternative medicines are bullshit, vaccines are real medicine.  If electric street cars still made sense, they wouldn't need government subsidies to be constructed and operated.  They made sense Way Back Then because the relative efficiencies and economics of other modes of transportation as well as the population sizes and densities were different.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Same government subsidy arguments are applicable to automobiles.

Bigly's picture

If this is not the cue to run from that state, i do not know what is...

jmack's picture

If you havent already gotten and followed the cue to run from that state, I do not know what would make you.

CultiVader's picture

Happy to be leaving in July. Fuck California. So long, suckers.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Elections do not matter in California. The end state of all democracies is totalitarian tyranny.

Mr. Universe's picture

I've seen it over and over through the years. Even when the people do speak, it's overturned in court with the States help. These days anyone with a driver's license can vote no matter your citizenship status. In fact to even speak of denying these poor unfortunates free health care, housing, education, or voting is almost a criminal offense. If not it soon will be. Speaking of soon, even though our family moved to California in 1901, it's adios for me.

Archive_file's picture

Not only am I leaving California, I'm leaving the US and NEVER coming back.

MaxThrust's picture

I left a long time ago and will never return

darteaus's picture

C'mon! Where did y'all end up?

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

Just five minutes alone