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Letters: The Mungers and California

October 14, 2012
  • Molly Munger, a wealthy attorney and civil rights advocate, talks to reporters about her proposed ballot initiative to raise income taxes for school funding.
Molly Munger, a wealthy attorney and civil rights advocate, talks to reporters… (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated…)

Re "Attack of the Mungers," Editorial, Oct. 11

It would be amusing if it didn't have so much dangerous irony. The billionaire Munger family is another example of how the "super rich" want to control our elections and our government.

Campaign: An Oct. 14 letter to the editor incorrectly identified Charles Munger Jr., a major supporter of the ballot initiative Proposition 32 on union and corporate political contributions, as a "Berkshire Hathaway corporatist." Munger, who has financed ads supporting Proposition 32, is a physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. His father, Charles T. Munger, who is not involved in the campaign, is a Berkshire Hathaway executive. —

Berkshire Hathaway corporatist Charles Munger Jr. is using some of his millions to promote Proposition 32, the anti-union measure on the ballot. His daughter Molly Munger and her brother Charles seek to kill Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30, which would temporarily raise state sales and income taxes; Molly seeks to promote Proposition 38, which would raise taxes for schools.

How much better our world would be if taxation were not left to this kind of manipulation. If we get rid of the two-thirds mandate to raise taxes and actually have representative government in Sacramento, perhaps our schools would be properly funded.

Ellen Lubic

Thousand Oaks


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