California here we come

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    We still need to tighten our belts...it's just good sense. Let us be the lead in that.
     
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    Nice it'll be a tiny help with the budget deficit.

    Now, about those unfunded long term liabilities CA faces, estimated to be $60Billion in health and dental benefits alone for retired state workers...and there's more where that came from.
     
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    How about we do the honest thing and pay for these peoples medical care like we promised them.

    Now this recovery is barely in gear.


    Cali will pull out of this and soar in a couple of years.

    You will have moonbeam Jerry to thank.
     
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    "The unexpected improvement in the fiscal picture was the result of rising incomes. California workers will make, on average, an additional $4,000 over the next two years, estimates show, which will mean more income taxes coming in.

    Jay Chamberlain, the head of financial research for the state, said the increases primarily came from the top of the income spectrum, generally people who made at least $200,000."

    Once again, the rich come to rescue failed ideas of the Progressive
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it.. projected, whatever.
     
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    There's a sucker born every minute. And, apparently, most of 'em are born in California.

    "Expected to see" and idiots like Septic Tank take it as 'fact'. Which demonstrates the gullibility of partisan hacks very nicely.
     
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    It is what it is.

    Note; last year at this time in a week its our anniversary) we went to resort on the cali coast for the weekend. Last year the room tax was 10%, its now 14.75%. I know thats a local tax really ( they get 10 the state gets 4.75%) but its an indicator as they are in a fix, they need the revenue but don't want to push someone away to another venue, yet, they are desperate enough to charge it anyway..................., and everything here has been going up, my wife shops every week and she says we are paying at least a full 12-15% more this time last year for the same staples we buy every week. ( AND some of the containers have shrunk).

    and Brown swants to re-authorize all of the tax increases that were sold to the state as 'temporary" for 3 years which expire in 2 months, he now wants an additional , get this- 5 , thats five years....

    now, I don't know about you but as a reasonable person, 5 years is not a number I would use to assign to an issue as 'temporary', most especially after having it the last 3 years, for a total of 8 years, if approved...fuc him.
     
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    Well, let's see, California's deficit is 15.4 billion, was over 26 billion but they used some accounting tricks and shifted the burden for a lot of that onto the local gov'ts. And they got an increase of 2.2 billion as of April 30, which they expect to be 6.6 billion over 2 years. That ain't half in my book.
     
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    There is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax. - author unknown

    Being that this is a campaign year, I expect nothing less than rosey reports from Ca.
    Anyone can shuffle numbers to attain a desired sum.
    It's a wait and see from Ca.
     
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