SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

October 21, 2010 20:14 ET

Brown's "Go to the Voters for Approval" for Even More Tax Increases Is a Plan to Fail, According to Orange County Business Council

California Small Businesses Are Drowning in Tax Increases

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, issued the following statement reaffirming its support of Meg Whitman for Governor:

"Small businesses are now drowning in new tax increases and will not survive the tax increases that are sure to come under Governor Jerry Brown," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of OCBC. "We tried fixing the state's financial woes with a $1,110 per family voter-approved tax increase in 2009 as recommended by Jerry Brown. It didn't work. We're worse off now than we were then." Brown, a strong supporter of Prop 1A in 2009, has refused to outline any spending cuts to balance the budget. His only option will be to raise taxes by billions of dollars on already over-taxed Californians.

The Business Council has previously endorsed Meg Whitman for Governor. Whitman, a staunch supporter of business issues, has a practical yet focused approach to help restore California's economy and create jobs. "Meg knows that small business thrives when regulations, fees and paperwork are reduced; then they can hire and grow to economic recovery. Her efforts on behalf of the business community are aligned with OCBC's own priorities, and the Council is proud to support her as she works to rebuild California," said Lucy Dunn.

For more than 100 years, OCBC and its predecessor organizations have promoted economic development countywide and served as the voice of business in America's fifth largest county representing businesses with nearly 250,000 employees in Orange County and 2 million worldwide.

Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's fifth largest county. For more information on OCBC, visit

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