Letters to the Editor

October 2, 2012

If not Grover, what?

Having spoken out many times against Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge in The Modesto Bee, I was pleased to see Kristin Olsen questioning the wisdom of previously signing the pledge in Dan Morain's column (Sept. 22, Opinions).

Unfortunately, her equivocating statements in the column gave no useful information to voters in the upcoming election.

Where does she stand on Proposition 30? Does solving California's budget crisis require increased revenues?

These are the questions she should be answering, not bemoaning the negative reaction she has received for signing an irrational pledge. Is she truly having a change of heart or is this the old election year shuffle to the middle to gain the independent votes she needs to get elected?

I challenge Kristin to state clearly her stance on Proposition 30, and if not Proposition 30, how she would address the budget crisis that exists at every level of California government.

DANIEL BROWN

Modesto

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