Here’s yet another example that California politics is an entirely different universe that is decidedly not our own: the debate over “permanent” versus “temporary” tax increases.
The context is the 2016 ballot and the various tax-hiking ballot initiatives that may or may not end up on it. Temporary taxes are thought to be more popular, and political “wise men” (I use the quotes because many are women and many aren’t all that wise) advise people to make their tax hikes temporary. In response, anti-taxers warn darkly that temporary taxes end up being permanent.
A note to California political elites: this is stupid stuff, even for you.
I just got a text from Planet Reality and it says: all taxes are temporary.