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California just does not get it

The fine citizens of California must not have got the memo. Right now we are all supposed to be paying more taxes so that our government can fix all of our problems. Every problem on Earth can be solved be throwing money into it.

So the people of the State of California turned down their Gov's bright idea to have them shell out some more dollars over the next umpteen years. No problem unless you are already strapped. In a state that has one of the highest cost of living indexes in the US as well as one of the highest unemployment figures, the answer to all problems is probably not to charge the folks more.

Today, the Gov and his office comes out with the usual scare tactic. "If you jerks do not want to give up more of your money, we will be forced to close down parks". I know, I know. Old People will die, cops will be fired, schools will be closed.

Maybe Arnold and the Leg in CA land should earn their pay for once. Cut is the magic word, but not school, parks, and cops. Cut bureaucrats. Go to the DMV and fire anyone caught playing solitaire. That would save the state a lot of cash. Cut all pay to legislators, including all perks. No money to them. Period. Cut overtime and overtime pay for any state employee. Period. Tell the Teachers Union and the Correctional Officers Union to take a hike. No reason to pay people more just so they can turn around and give money to union rep. The union reps and officers can go sell cars again. Lower all state sales taxes and income taxes. This list could go on and on, but here is a clue- Take a look at your neighboring states. They seem to be doing it. It works, try it.

Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • May 29 2009 11:04AM

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Kevin,

I am on board with you!! CUT!!!!

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) over 8 years ago

I have to agree with you Kevin, as a CA resident, Cut bureaucrats first. They get paid ridiciously and yet we are in a horrible situation. They should all get there salaries cut by 60% or even more, and Union reps get paid for not really doing much at all.They are on the same level as bureaucrats

Posted by Andrew Rios over 8 years ago

Kevin~ You are talking about a state that elected Shwarzenkennedy as a Republican and continuosly sends Nanacy Pelosi back to congressI think it is going to take a little more until reality hits home. Unfortunately large parts of the rest of the country .NJ included seems to be following them down the same path

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 8 years ago

Governments and politicians have an amazing ability to make very simple things awfully complex.  What is going on in CA is a very good example, they need to cut their expenses, massively.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie over 8 years ago

Along with all of the excellent suggestions above, how about they stop acting as Mexico's maternity ward and spending billions on care for illegals who are not paying into the system?  Sorry, not the PC thing to do, but it would resolve the budget crisis overnight.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 8 years ago

The scare tactic are a bunch of bull. Who do they think their citizens are? It is not ignorance it is simply overspending. The quick fix is responsibility and working together- not blaming and scaring people-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) over 8 years ago

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