Lots to say here.
First, “I told you so.” We voted No on 30.
Second, no kind, complimentary words for Gov. Jerry Brown and his stance? I realize that he’s a stereotyped Democrat and therefore must never, ever, be permitted to be seen as correct or portrayed in a good light, but really.
Third, if the shoe were on the other foot, and it were a CEO taking a massive pay raise or bonus while cutting workers’ benefits, we’d be told how “hard he works” for it and how we all must pamper the “job creators.” We’re only hearing the complaint this time because someone perceived as a beneficiary of the Democratic Party is receiving the indecent largesse. If he were a Republican CEO, we’d be told how he needs even more, and that workers should put the CEO’s interest ahead of their own.
I feel a kinship with the university mindset. But when small group of people with excessive power take for themselves even more excess, we should object to it and oppose it regardless of whether we like or dislike the recipients.