During a discussion of the candidates' prescriptions for curing the economy, Brown jumped on Whitman's proposal to cut the capital gains tax, saying the beneficiaries would largely be wealthy people, including those who have donated $30 million to her campaign.
"How much money will you save if the tax breaks were in effect this year or last year?" Brown asked Whitman.
Whitman demurred but said, "I'm an investor, and investors will benefit from this. So will job creators, and I was a job creator. We have got to get someone in office who knows what the conditions are for small businesses to grow and thrive," she said. "Your business is politics. You've been doing this 40 years and you have been part of the war on jobs in this state for 40 years."
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"The War On Jobs"
Meg Whitman certainly mastered this moment in tonight's debate with Jerry Brown, as reported by the LA Times: