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Jerry Brown - Meg Whitman debate: Tangling over taxes

October 12, 2010 |  6:50 pm


The first direct confrontation of the debate between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman came over taxes.

Whitman touted her plan to cut capital gains taxes.

“It’s a tax on jobs, it’s a tax on job creators and it’s a tax on investments,” she said.

But then Brown turned to Whitman and asked: “How much money will you save” under such a plan?

Whitman didn’t give a specific answer, but turned the tables on Brown, saying her plan would create jobs and, “You have been part of the war on jobs ... for 40 years.”

-- Shane Goldmacher in San Rafael

Photo credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press


Debate question on Proposition 13

Debate question: Are voters unrealistic on governement spending?

Opening statements


benefits mostly millionaires and billionaires



Jerry Brown’s just wrong about this.


They also sparred over the issues of taxes. Jerry Brown attacked her plan to cut the capital gains tax


It’s a tax on jobs, it’s a tax on job creators and it’s a tax on investments.


I was a job creator


How much money will uyou save if these tax