Will SF Voters Embrace Tax Hikes during Recession? Professor McDaniel Discusses

Monday, June 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Jason McDaniel, an associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, said the political climate favors populist taxes that squeeze more money from big business. After a decade-long boom that has made San Francisco the most expensive city in the country, it will be tough to make most city voters sympathize with large corporations that are suddenly suffering, he said.

“All the energy would be with progressives on this right now,” he said. “I don’t think the fiscal future of big business is something people are worried about. It’s about protecting small business, health care, teachers, the community.”