Just as Obama is George W. Bush but worse, Jerry Brown may be Arnold Schwarzenegger but worse.
Jerry Brown wants to ask the voters to extend Schwarzenegger's huge "temporary" tax increases for five years -- while still ignoring the state's biggest problem: out-of-control government employee pensions.
How did that work out for Schwarzenegger when he tried it? Remember Prop 1A, Schwarzenegger's temporary tax increase with no pension reform? It lost 65% - 35%. Or the similar San Diego Prop D, which increased sales taxes without pension reform? It lost 63% - 37% despite a campaign of terror by police and fire unions.
Don't even think of asking the voters for more taxes until you've seriously reformed California's outrageous public employee pensions.