CA votes no to raising taxes

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    In yesterday's special election the voters of California rejected five of six propositions that were supposed to close the state's budget deficit but most likely would have only postponed the inevitable. Hard to believe but voters just did not want to pay more taxes to bail out years of their state government's irresponsible spending.

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had pressed for passage of the propositions by saying without the proposed measures education and healthcare services would be drastically cut and inmates would be released from the state's prisons. Despite this fear mongering, the voters decided that their elected officials will have to govern within their means.

    Or not.

    At the very time the voters were saying a firm NO to the tax and spend policies that got the state into this mess, Mr. Schwarzenegger was in Washington D.C. He was there to celebrate President Obama's announcement of tough new national auto emissions and fuel-efficiency standards but I wonder if he was also laying the groundwork to ask for a taxpayer funded bailout for his state.

    I hope the President and the Democrats in Congress are paying close attention to the financial disaster that is California. They need to realize their own obscene spending spree over the past few months is what leads to this kind of problem. And if the voters in the most liberal state in the country won't shut up and pay for it, you can bet the rest of the country won't either.
     
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    You may want to check your facts, The Democrats and the voters have created the money crisis in California. Something like 60 to 70 percent of the Budget is untouchable due to referendums by California voters. And the Democrats have controlled the Legislature of California forever.
     
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    Lets just get rid of California and forget about it. I wonder how much it would cost to rent this machine to do the job? :lol:

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    now that is a serious piece of machinery,, what does it do???
     
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    It's a Ditch Witch. Some German's got together to build it knowing that we'd have to cut CA off, eventually.

    It comes with much bigger blades! :lol:
     
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    Holy crap what a monster.
     
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    thats fine.....Californians have wanted for years to be their own country....we are tired of carrying the rest of youse guys.....:lol:
     
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    This story is actually far more significant than the treatment being given by the mainstream press. (sigh)

    The only measure to pass was one demanding a pay freeze for the state legislature. All other measures calling for various tax increases were resoundingly voted down. Even San Francisco County failed to pass any of the measures.

    For those who know your history, this is somewhat similar to the tax revolt that shook California back in the mid-late 1970s that served as the socio-political primer for a certain former California Governor's re-emergence onto the national political stage.

    Of course, fear not California - as part of the Obamanation, you will be most likely be receiving additional federal bailout funds compliments of the US taxpayer, to prop up your sorry governmental ass yet again.

    That will of course be yet another few gallons in the Obama's ever expanding ocean of deficit spending.

    It is indisputable though that Californians' rejection of these tax measures is a clear continuation of the Tea Party Protest sentiment that persists in the country.

    Perhaps Americans are finally waking up from their too long slumber and realizing just how dire their country's situation has become.
     
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    why wouldn't all the claifornia obamabots vote for higher taxs to fund all their little programs......where do these people think this money is going to come from.....

    now they are all pissed that there is no money and things will have to be cut.....

    fucking morons.....i thought these blue staters were smart....they just voted to bk their state....
     
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    Very important story...but of course the fascist press is no longer free...

    If the Obominanation pays for Callyfornia then everybody will be also stuck with the bills for other states in the financial toilet.....NY, Mass, etc. Californians don't realize that their taxes will still go up....their federal taxes that is....

    The important thing is that federalism....states rights and independence.... will die....and the Obomination will take over the country....this is a fascistic takeover right before our eyes...

    i wonder....will Texas secede if this happens?
     

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