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State of California is broke

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, May 31, 2012.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Funny how the people in charge don't act like it.

    Price is no object to renovate each of the Cal State presidents' homes. I know, 'retain talent', 'best and brightest', yadda yadda yadda.

    http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_20745745/editorial-perks-csu-execs-need-overhaul-remodeling-tuition


    How about on the revenue side? State Senate Votes 37-0 to make sure that shippers don't have to pay a penny in California use tax on fuel. The same tax us schlubs pay every time at the pump. 37-0, a clean sweep.

    http://www.lbreport.com/news/may12/bunksen.htm

    Its not like the state couldn't use $100 million in revenue annually.

    Love all the labor unions behind that bill. They've paid for these state senators, and the senators damn well better vote in alignment.
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah, poin, but our girls are unforgettable -- Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top.
     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Based on the title, I figured this would be started by Livingin2000.
     
  4. CA_journo

    CA_journo Member

    Obvious headline is obvious.
     
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    $100 million in additional tax revenue is like getting a half an inch of rain during a five-year drought.
     
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Hard to feel sorry for a state that has done its best to appease every left-wing wacko group out there, keeps electing wackos (Jerry Brown) and morons (The governator), for governor and isn't remotely interested in collecting taxes from illegals yet has no issues paying for their health care, schooling and whatever other goodie some bleeding heart can find for them......
     
  7. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    I plan on getting out of here (NorCal) as soon as I possibly can. I absolutely can't stand this place anymore.
     
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    You. Rat. Bastard.
     
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think the problem is that it appeases every wacko group, from the left and right. A two-thirds majority to enact a tax increase is blatantly undemocratic, despite various court rulings, plus the general disaster of Proposition 13 to local revenue.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    "Illegals" pay taxes every time they buy groceries or gas.

    California's tax problem? Take it up with Howard Jarvis.
     
  11. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    LOL. You act as if there's a Fair Tax invoked in California. Illegal immigrants work for cash (just as many legal citizens do, unfairly). If they don't, they have fake identification, which is just going to happen. But to say they pay taxes on groceries and gas is just absurd to act like those numbers matter in a large scheme.

    Fair Tax, people. Fair. Tax.
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    There are no taxes on groceries in California.
     
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