This morning's news about the Republican's disrespectful response to our Governor was as predictable as it was maddening.
Earth to Bev: They do not give a damn what you say in any way shape or form. They will not cooperate with you except under the extreme threat of veto. They will not give you an inch, ever, just as Republicans in Congress will not give Obama even the illusion of consideration. And the hard truth is, you have not earned that consideration because you have not stood for solid Democratic principles.
Given that Art Pope Republicans are not going to do what you want, why not want something worthwhile? You still have a chance to propose revenue increases. Here's how it should work:
Add in a top tier bracket for the super rich, with a rate that is 1% higher than the current top rate. That should pull in at least a cool billion. At the same time, cut the corporate tax rate to zero. That's right, eliminate it completely, as part of a long term strategy to eliminate corporate privilege as well.
You can do this. It is a no brainer.