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California gubernatorial alumni Brown promises the Dream Act

Let’s face it California isn’t just broke, it’s bankrupt.

California’s largest budgetary item remains education and trying to hoodwink the Golden State’s residents into adding more money to the state’s failing schools will be especially tough. While Californians pay one of the nations highest per pupil outlays they are not seeing the return on their investment.

California lags far behind other states and it rests near the bottom of the education ranks in America. It is also home to the highest drop out rates and the gridlock in Sacramento between the teachers unions and legislators remains unsolved. The once prized jewel of California is no more.

With less than two weeks to go in the election, Democrat Jerry Brown inadvertently brought the Dream Act education legislation back into the spotlight.

During a speech at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Brown highlighted what he will do about the undocumented immigrants and their quest to seek a college education.

"We have enough wealth to continue to have a great university and get every kid into this school that can qualify,” Brown says. “Now when I say every young man and young woman, I mean everyone - whether they are documented or not. If they went to school, they ought to be here. And that will be one of the first bills I sign… Of course I'm not going to sign any bills until we get the budget solved and that may take me a couple of months."

Who knew California’s budget would only take a few months to solve and California was flush with cash.

Brown’s fairytale that California has the money to fund anyone who resides in the state with a higher education is both ludicrous and patently false. Providing undocumented immigrants with financial aid, federal grants and scholarships must also come as news to the hundreds of thousands of middle-class American families who have seen their dreams of college fall by the wayside during the recession.

Even politicians in Washington found enacting the DREAM Act would place an undue burden on Americans who have suffered the most during this economic downturn. Somehow Brown must have missed that vote and is unaware that any DREAM Act enacted in California would be null and void under federal law. The sad part of this obvious pandering to illegal aliens will only result in a more divisive state than ever.

"Yes, to the federal Dream Act which I can't do anything about, except advocate and yes, to the state Dream Act which I can do something about because our current governor just vetoed a proposal and I would have signed that bill,” Brown said.

His opponent, Meg Whitman (who is no conservative and has been dealing with housekeeper-gate) couldn’t disagree more than her Democratic adversary.

"Jerry Brown and I couldn't disagree more on this issue. The state of California is in economic meltdown, and one of Jerry Brown's top priorities is to give financial aid and in-state tuition breaks to undocumented immigrants. He not only supports legislation that would enable that type of state spending, he said it would be 'one of the first bills' he'd sign. It's either reckless mismanagement of taxpayer dollars or political pandering for votes. The truth is the state can't afford either right now,” Whitman said in a statement. “Not only is Brown's position wrong, it’s unfair to California taxpayers as well as the families who are here legally.”

During this extreme fiscal crisis and with public colleges and universities under duress Whitman claims California’s priority must be to help kids who are legal residents go to state supported colleges.

“If you play by the rules, you and your kids should be at the front of the line to benefit from the state's world-class university system,” says Whitman.

For more stories; http://www.examiner.com/county-political-buzz-in-san-diego/obamacare-s-first-unintended-victims-child-only-policies

Comments

  • Lee Fox 3 years ago

    Yes, Jerry.

    Please continue revealing your destructive policies.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    It not just Jerry, it's the activist judges in the state.

    We want to cut off funding and social programs being paid for by our tax dollars to illegal aliens, so lets repeal Prop 187, and leave the borders open.

    Let's let the voters vote on tax increases (Props 1A-1F) then if they say "NO" we'll call it a fee and say we're taking it from their paychecks, instead of caping and not spending more than what they take in.

    Big reason why there's a 12.4% unemployment, 19 billion in the hole, and people are leaving the..."GOLDEN STATE" in droves.

    Sacramento is more concerned about getting votes, instead of it's responcibility to the "AMERICAN" people.
    Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are not going to be any different. That became too obvious after that debate on 10/12/10 that looked like a Jerry Springer show, with them taking jabs at eachother instead of addressing the issues. That's why California is called "The land of fruits and nuts" because look at the people we put up for elections.

  • Pedro99 3 years ago

    We are in deep trouble here in Mexifornia. Escape while you can!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Vote for Meg!

  • Dave Levine 3 years ago

    Too bad Whitman ruined her campaign by Maidgate. She should have come out and fessed up to hiring an illegal. Brown will likely sign One Bill Gill's DL's for Illegals bill. But Whitman's in serious trouble now. I doubt she can salvage he moneyed campaign.

  • zoo1 3 years ago

    Calfornia voters continue to elect psychotic liberals to office. Brown has thrown down his plan to shell out millions to illegals when the state is at the point of insolvency. When this juristictional mass of idiocy finally folds, the residents of others state will wind up paying for it through federal taxes.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    We here in California are between a rock and a hard spot!
    Governor Jerry Brown wants to give taxpayer money to illegal aliens and State employees, and Meg Whitman wants
    to get in probably to continue as did George Bush.
    Screw the citizen in favor of Wall Street and the Corporations.

    Either one gets in and we will be up the creek without a paddle!

    Both candidates suck!

  • zoo1 3 years ago

    California's down hill slide is not entirely from the governor, it's the legislature and the voters. Arnold came into power wanting to seal the border with a state militia and take drastic steps to attack budget problems. The voter's shot down his propositions at the polls and elected more morons to the legislature who prevented him from going after illegals and allowing California's largest cities to flourish as sanctuary outhouses. You had someone at the helm who was on the right track, only to be beaten down by detractors running the state. Then the voters put morons on city councils running the sanctuarys who condemn Arizona, and give their state a welcome wagon public image for every dreg from Mexico. The voting majority of California is diseased, and deserve every hardship they're getting as a result of their demented philosophies.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    What a poor choice of candidates in California have for the Governor's race. We have the same problem here in Illinois. Illegal immigration from all over the world. The state of Illinois has a 13 billion dollar bidget deficit. The polticians will not address the problem until after next month election. We have a poor public school system. We have the Mayor of Chicago in favor of illegal immigration. Illinois already has the Dream Act in this state. Highly qualified high school students can't get into the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. They have to go to other states for a college education and pay out-of-state college tuition, then have high student loans to pay off after graduation.

    Many of you may not know all the old people coming to America to collect Social Security pension, who never paid a dime into Social Security. The cost for Social Security is more than 15 billion dollars a year. One reason Social Security is facing financial problems for the future.

  • CA Voter 3 years ago

    No way I will ever drink the Kool Aid for these losers. Nightingale gets my vote for governor. Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Stupid are two liberals who are too much alike!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    amen. I'll be at Chelene Nightingales fund raiser tonight 10/21/10

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    That's what happens when people just vote in California without researching the canidates. Meg on the spanish stations is talking about how she's for Amnesty, and against Prop187,and SB1070, but her ads against Steve Poizner suggested other wise.

    People only voted Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina probibally because Ebay, and Hewlett-Packard instead of checking out the other canidates like Chuck Devore (former US Senate Canidate) and Steve Poizner.

    Now what's interesting is the fact the Chelene Nightingale is blacked out by the media, and both Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are both are refusing a debate with her. And yet Californians are so worried about the state.

    Even Sheriff Canidate Jay LaSuer got defeated, and I bet alot of the same people that put California in/or are digging deeper into the hole are going to get reelected because of signing Chelseas Law.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Their refusal to debate her probably has something to do with her having no chance to win. They're not debating Carlos Alvarez, either. So what?

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Alright, if they have no chance of wining, why avoid them? Maybe Jerry and Meg see the others as a threat.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    I'm voting for Chelene Nightengale too!

  • 49TH RESIDENT 3 years ago

    For all those who attended, and those who didn't attend the Oceanside Tea Rally on 10/10/10. Find the video, but Ted Hayes said that Chelene is not an Option....."SHE'S THE ONLY OPTION!"

    All you Whitman and Brown supporters, that are voting pinching your noses for your canidates. Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are the same person but different genders. Both are going to be worse than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. THERE IS NO LESSER OF EVIL, and it won't make any difference VOTING TO KEEP THE OTHER OUT!. I hear that from both sides.

    Why do you think Chelene Nightingale is blacked out by the media, and both Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are both are refusing a debate with her?

    California HAS TO TAKE A RISK/CHANCE!!! VOTE CHELENE NIGHTINGALE!!!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Works for me. Face it, California is bankrupt. Meg would pull an Arnold and kick that can down the road. Jerry will sink us quickly, best to deal now than suffer more pain down the road. Plus, the failure will be entirely the socialist/democrats fault as it should be. Brown will bankrupt the state quicky. Then we can cancel the union contracts and pension plans.

    So, spend on, Jerry! Go ahead and give illegal aliens in the state discounted tuition rates. He will raise them so much from the lack of revenue the illegals won't be able to afford college anyway.

    My hope is it gets so bad here even the poor relocate to other states with more generous benefits. My goal is for 10~15 million to just leave California. Then I can have my beautiful state back. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hasta la vista, Baby!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    my i ask what is your ethnicity?

  • CA Voter 3 years ago

    At this point the question these Bozos can't afford to have asked in public is, "How do you intend to stand up to the huge, vicious unions and other special interests that have ruined California when you can't even muster the b@lls to debate the other 2/3 of the candidates running against you?"

  • Global Government!!!!!!! 3 years ago

    Progressives are the greatest! We can openly claim (on radio and television) that we want to fundamentally transform the U.S. We love how those that believe in big government agree for us to take from the rich here in the U.S. and give it to the poor. The best part is, Americans think and still think after we have been exposed countless times of our plans for global government and global green, that the mony will be redistributed here to the poor Americans. Face it America, we know how to attack your morals. We will use God, Children and the environment to persuade you to vote our way. This current infrastructure took 50years in the making. Proud to have a President (Barrack Obama), Vice President joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Bill Ayers, Bernadette Dorn, Rev Jim Wallace, Rev Jeramiah Wright, Van Jones, James Jones, Cass Sunstein and others helping to force this cause through. Special thanks to all of those special interest groups who have given us Progressives millions and millions of dollars in support. Thanks to AFL-CIO, SEIU, Tides Foundation, CAP (Center for American Progress), Communist Party U.S.A., ACORN, Greenlife and our main endorser with billions of dollars to spare George Sorros. Together we can make everyone on earth appreciate global green government.

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