How Jerry Brown’s Budget Hurts Black and Latino Kids

Adriana Maestas, Politic365, May 15, 2012

On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown issued his May revised budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Facing a nearly $15.7 billion deficit, the Governor called for massive budget cuts.


If Brown’s tax initiative is not approved by voters in November, here are the cuts Californians will encounter:

– $5.2 billion from K-12

– $800 million from higher education (community colleges, CSU and UC)

– $50 million in aid to the mentally disabled

– $33 million from other parts of the budget (CalWORKS, California courts, in-home support services, Medi-Cal, etc).

The cuts to schools could be especially devastating for Latino youth as they constitute slightly over half of the students in California’s public K-12 school system. California students have been attending schools that are underfunded for years now. The cuts will impact all public school pupils, but Latinos and Blacks will be especially hard hit because of higher drop out rates.

According to 2009 data, 37% of California’s African American public high school students dropped out before graduation. Latino public high school students in the Golden State were right behind their Black classmates with a dropout rate of 27%. That same year the overall dropout rate was 22%.


Because Latinos account for a smaller share of the state’s likely voters as do Blacks, the decisions about California’s youth will be largely left to White voters. Whites, who make up just 46% of the state’s adult population, account for 66% of the state’s likely voters.


California is at a crossroads in terms of demography and the type of government that citizens want to have moving forward. According to an April poll, 54% of likely voters expressed support of Brown’s tax plan when they read the ballot title and summary. Additionally, Brown’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest Californians is supported by 65% of likely voters. While all Californians stand to benefit from an improved budget situation, the largely White group of current voters will be left with a serious decision about investing in the next generation of color.

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  • The obvious implication?  “People of color” are driving the deficit to begin with.

  • Natassia

    Budget cuts to all schools–blacks and Latinos hit hardest.

    Kinda like: Asteroid destroys earth–women and minorities hit hardest.

  • ” California students have been attending schools that are underfunded
    for years now. The cuts will impact all public school pupils, but
    Latinos and Blacks will be especially hard hit because of higher drop
    out rates.”

    With people like this reporter, everything “just kind of happens.”  Notice the prevalence of the PASSIVE TENSE.

    The way demonic influences work, is that they try to make people seem helpless against outside influences.  Things just happen, “let it be”.   
    Root causes are not investigated.  INNER STRENGTH IS CAST AWAY.

    Instead of being seen as individuals with a personal stake in their own life’s salvation and success, people are chained to their past or group.  A Latino can never just be a person, he must be chained to his “people”. 

    This tactic of chaining people to demotic ( groups is the tactic of the Left.    Making people seem helpless, making things seem hopeless, this insures people will turn to the government, and the “Democrats”. 

    Individuals within  “The Minorities” actually suffer more than anyone at the hands of the Democrats.  Yes, there are a lower number of smart Black and smart Hispanics.  By demotic demagoguery however, they are CHAINED to their ethnic “brethren”.

    Many of their “brethren” are the very savages they hoped to get away from.  The guilty Anglo media and culture shields their “culture” from all criticism.  At root, this shielding from criticism is part of the modern day “self-esteem” cult.  The cult of the self, the worship of the self, the worship of perception, against the worship of the 1 true reality. 

    Like 1 true God, there is 1 true reality.  This innovation of the ancient Jews is being REJECTED in favor of “multiple perspectives” and” diversity” offered by demotic politicians.

    So we must reject this “stuff just happens” mentality.

    There is 1 true reality.  Not Diversreality.

  • I dont want to invest a damn thing in the next generation of color.

  • They talk about taxing the wealthy. You mean the movie moguls,the actors,the big-time sports owners,the media bigshots,the wealthy immigrants from lovely places like Iran and Israel? Well now,they may just have a germ of an idea,there. The PEOPLE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED (PWSNBN) seem to be a tad over-represented in these groups and seem to be ones who most ardently welcome the other immigrants and push FOR MULTI-CULTURALISM STUFF. OK,I think we got ourselves a plan. let the taxing begin!

  • Let California ROT
    wither, dry up – go away

    STARVE OUT the vermin

    • ageofknowledge

      That’s what many Hispanics here want to happen. They view the economic destabilization of California as a necessary ingredient in Reconquesta. It’s a way to drive out the “white devil” and retake the land and government for Mexico.

      • Then, sounds like YOU
        better get busy

      • Sherman_McCoy

        If California’s relentless deterioration into a third world s#!thole cannot be halted, it is best for all white “devils” to leave.  And the sooner, the better.  All except for the multi-culti libs.  They should not be welcomed anywhere else.

  • ageofknowledge

    What’s crazy about all of this is that in the middle of this enormous deficit, the California budget is approved to increase 5% next year and Brown wants tens of billions of dollars more for his high speed Browndoggle project.

    Nothing good happens until the state is E-verified, public unions decertified, government compensation reworked completely to cost much less money, all the hidden junkets and perks done away with, and hopefully the failed public education system in CA privatized into a pure voucher system that costs about sixty cents on the dollar of what it costs now.

    THAT would solve a lot of problems. Then the politicians could get back to arguing about what to do with the surplus instead of lowering taxes, fines, and fees like they should be doing in times of surplus.

  • There is not enough whites there to pay for 3rdworlders anymore. Needing a village to raise an illegitmate english second language child costs too much. White flight might be the only hope.

    • newscomments70

      but they will continue to follow us. They hate us, but they continue to migrate to anything that we build. 

  • Brian Jones

    “The cuts will impact all public school pupils, but Latinos and Blacks
    will be especially hard hit because of higher drop out rates.”

    Well, if they’re not showing up I don’t see how it will affect them much either way.

  • The__Bobster

    How much does it cost to teach a brown how to use a weedwhacker?

  • IstvanIN

    If you knew the history of subsidized housing in NJ you would see that moving won’t work forever.  The Feds and state keeping moving the lowlifes into our neighborhoods.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Here’s a great video from 1905 traveling down Market Street to the Embarcadero:


  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Entrenched jerks like Gerry Brown have never had to make a payroll — and never met a tax increase they didn’t like — especially if it’s against especially if it’s against 

    The Rich:

    *Just 1 percent of California taxpayers are already providing 45 percent of the state’s income tax revenue, such income taxes now fund half the budget.

    *The number of upper-income earners in California has shrunk by a third between 2007 and 2009. Wealthy Californians are  fleeing to nearby no-income-tax states

    Or Businesses:

    *The tax burden for a company to operate a business in California is 13 to 14 percent higher than the rest of the country 

    *In 2011, more businesses (254) quit California than the year before (202), which was a high-water mark over 2009 (51). Last year, roughly five businesses left in any given week, one more than left in each week of 2010 when the average was 3.9.

    On Productive  White Taxpayers: 

    *California has raised taxes each year since 2008. 

    * 458,000 legal residents have fled in the last three years alone.

    *California’s sales-tax rate, 8.25 percent, is the nation’s highest.

    *The highly progressive income tax, which kicks in at taxable incomes of $43,000 doesn’t allow you to deduct your federal taxes, as some states with income taxes do.

    Who benefits?  


    *California has the highest-paid lawmakers in the country. Their $95,000 salaries are sweetened by as much as $50,000 in tax-free per diem allowances. 

    Welfare recipients:  

    *From the mid-1980s to 20005, California’s Medicaid recpients soared by 7 million while tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000

    * California has 12% of the population but 33% of all welfare recipients.

    Illegal aliens: 

    *California houses an estimated 25% of all of the country’s illegal immigrants.  The tax paid by one legal citizen is equivalent to the taxes paid by nearly ten illegal immigrants in any given industry. 

    *Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation 
    *Entitlement programs, education, health care, and public services including institutional expenses combine to equal $10.738 billion. This total represents 50%, or one-half, of the states current budget shortfall as determined mainly by government-provided statistics.
    *According to a Fox News report dated January 19, 2011, immigration watch dog groups have estimated the total cost to California’s economy to be as high as $21.8 billion which would represent 87% of the propose d2011-2012 budget shortfall.

    Michael Reagan couldn’t have said it better:
    In less than 50 years they ruined my home state.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Gee, could any of these be the reason?
    CA spends $ 7,500 per student a year.
    CA spends $47,00 per inmate a year.
    2010 census shows of CA’s population 7.3% or 2.6 Million are illegal immigrants.
    CA’s has 12% of the US population,  but has 1/3 of the US’ recipants of welfare living in their state.
    Illegals cost CA. $9 Billion a year!!

  •  A lot of “California” companies have “relocated” on paper.  For instance, AAPL has so much of its operations going through Reno, Nevada as possible on paper as to avoid a lot of California state income taxes.  MSFT (not CA, I know) uses the hook of a plant in Puerto Rico that produces official physical CDs and DVDs for MSFT products (when was the last time you actually used an official MSFT disc?) to place so much of its business in PR “on paper” that its American effective corporate income tax rate is 7%. 

    They’ll “relocate” without actually relocating.

  • He wont cut any handouts for them thats his voting block. We did it in Texas cut the schools budget, welfare and other things, why can we do it in Texas easy we have many white conservative people moving here from other states. California being one of them, every Californian I meet is usually older and has a job and a family of 2 or 3 kids that saw the end of their home. This shows how libs will spend spend as long as they can keep votes