3 thoughts on “Jerry Brown. Asshole.

  1. From the NYTimes:

    The legislation had been the highest priority in recent years for the United Farm Workers and had easily passed the Democratic-controlled Legislature repeatedly. Similar legislation was vetoed four times in the past four years by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but many supporters assumed they would have support from Mr. Brown, who often speaks about his personal relationship with Cesar Chavez, the venerated founder of the union.

    “The fact that he didn’t believe that farm workers need this kind of assistance and change in law is very disappointing,” said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers. “I am angry and I am upset that this governor treated us just like all the rest of the governors.”

    Mr. Brown issued his veto around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, an hour before the bill would have become law. In his veto message, Mr. Brown said that the bill would have been a “drastic change” to the labor laws he helped create and that he was “not yet convinced that the far-reaching proposals of this bill” were justified.

    “I appreciate the frustrations that have given rise to it,” he wrote, and suggested that he would consider other changes to the existing law. (My emphasis)

    Apparently he felt his legislation back in the 70’s was all that needed to be done. And one daren’t cause workers to have a better life if it costs growers or consumers a few more pennies per pound?

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