Tuesday Must Read: Brown Finally Seems to Get It; Tea Partiers Cheer Over Letting Uninsured Die

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1. Governor Jerry Brown, like President Obama, finally appears to be getting the message that the GOP has no interest in reaching compromises right now. The LA Times reports that Brown struck a much more aggressive stance during a speech yesterday, calling out Republicans for opposing any increases in taxes even if it meant benefitting small businesses and construction projects. “There’s this idea that [if] you have a little extra tax, that somehow that’s an evil,” Brown said. “And we’ve got a group in California, that every time you try to raise a little money for more roads and more dams, for more bridges, for more train tracks, they block it.”

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