Did Jerry Brown call California Tax Payers Free Loaders? Not likely.

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Claim: Jerry Brown called California tax payers freeloaders
Fact: It’s not 100% clear who the “freeloader” comment was directed to. Given the topical order of the article, it seems almost certain he was referring to GOP opponents.

In a recent visit to Orange County (CA) California Governer Jerry Brown defended a gas tax and local legislator. A single quote (“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them”) has spurned the outrage of several right-leaning websites, under the assumption that the comment pertains to California tax payers. Since neither video nor transcript seem available, the Orange County Register article seems to be the main source available. Given then order of the content, it seems more likely that Brown is referring to Republican opponents, not citizen taxpayers.Continue reading