SACRAMENTO – The Big Government blob was desperate for a temporary increase on “the rich” in California. The trouble, of course, is that the cost of government continues to rise and that side of the equation wasn’t addressed.
Nevertheless, special interest groups with a vested interest in more spending and liberals who like to pay more taxes were the biggest spenders for the initiative, known as Prop. 30.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin published a list of the biggest backers of the tax increase:
California Teachers Association – $10.3 million
Service Employees International Unions – $3.9 million
California Hospitals Association – $2 million
Californians Working Together (Assembly Speaker John Perez’ committee) – $1.6 million
Reed Hastings, Netflix founder & CEO – $1 million
George Marcus, Palo Alto investor – $100,000
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, movie moguls – $33,333 each