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Jerry Brown on Welfare & Poverty

 

  
 


1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand

Neel Kashkari released an ad Wednesday in which he went to Fresno with just $40 in his pocket to look for work, to test whether the state's economy has improved since his opponent Gov. Jerry Brown (D) took office in 2011. Brown's campaign dismissed it as a stunt, but Brown himself has done something along the same lines before.

In 1977, Brown showed up unannounced to a tenement building called "The Pink Palace" in San Francisco, where he met residents and stayed the night. "I get firsthand knowledge uncensored by the normal channels," Brown said at the time. He also visited state prisons and mental hospitals.

Kashkari said that he wished Brown would do visits like that again. "I think it's great," he said. "I think it'd be great for the governor to get out of his cocoon."

A spokesman for Brown's campaign said, "Gov. Brown has spent a lifetime involved in these issues; Kashkari is a multimillionaire banker who put on a costume and posed as something he isn't."

Source: Washington Post on 2014 California gubernatorial race , Aug 3, 2014

$35B for urban agenda is drop in the bucket of $6T economy

Do human terms enter into discussions? I know they are part of the political conversation. I engaged in that myself when I was in NYC in 1992, running for President against Bill Clinton. We had an open discussion at Gracie Mansion in front of 15 television cameras. There was this big commitment made to an urban social agenda that was supposed to cost $35 billion--a drop in the bucket in a $6 trillion economy.

But after that highly publicized meeting, the whole subject was only mentioned one more time, in the Los Angeles Times, before the election. And between then and now, I don't believe it's ever been discussed.

Source: Dialogues, by Gov. Jerry Brown, p. 23 , Nov 14, 1995

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Antonio Villaraigosa
Eric Garcetti
Hilda Solis
Jerry Sanders
Neel Kashkari
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