Democrat governance – California style…

Newsom Proposes $18B In New Business Taxes Despite Pledging No Increases

“…California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) told reporters earlier this month he wouldn’t raise taxes to fix the state’s $73 billion budget hole, but buried in his latest budget proposal are $18 billion in temporary tax hikes for businesses.

Earlier this month, the governor repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes to solve the budget crisis—which comes just two years after he boasted a nearly $100 billion surplus—telling reporters that “the answer is no,” should Democratic lawmakers bring him tax hike proposals, and that “there’s only so many times I can say no to the tax question.”…”