U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-12-2012, 03:45 PM
 
7,151 posts, read 4,164,405 times
Reputation: 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by humboldtrat View Post
Don't worry, be happy!
I am.
Comes with hunter-gatherer mentality and status.
Y'all take care of sweating the small stuff for me.
Pass the snacks.
Mmmmm, roast grasshopper and blueberries!
My favorite!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-12-2012, 06:29 PM
 
11,727 posts, read 24,070,902 times
Reputation: 7104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post
I'm going to move from here because my taxes might go up a couple hundred bucks a year?
More like $2500 for your family if the shortfall were divided evenly per person. But of course it wouldn't be even because you'll have to help cover the share of all the people who don't pay taxes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2012, 08:03 PM
 
434 posts, read 455,072 times
Reputation: 460
Now, now no facts please. These folks don't want to hear any factual stuff.

One story after another about the grim situation that California faces. But any discussion on how our leaders might fix things? No. Any serious discussion on how our faltering situation will affect our lives? No. Just laugh and shrug it off. To be more accurate just laughing and shrugging by a few clowns who have nothing to do but support the CA establishment.

These jokers jump on every post to give us the establishment view. Like robots. Shameless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
12,572 posts, read 12,606,947 times
Reputation: 7734
If California can cut its unemployment rate in half, I bet most of these budget issues would go away. That would mean 1M more people earning wages, not claiming unemployment, or defaulting on mortgages.

I think CA still needs to overhaul its revenue base to reduce its reliance on income taxes.

And quit worrying about stuff like requiring state contractors to report whether they are gay owned or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Police State
1,472 posts, read 1,184,390 times
Reputation: 1222
This is the crap that happens when people cling to an ideology to the point where it becomes self-defeating and completely irrational.

Great your politics have won out, congratulations. We're broke, our education system blows, we're going to be tax slaves for pensioners, and you're the champions in the race to the bottom! Too bad that you've dragged the rest of California down with you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2012, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Fremont, CA
79 posts, read 87,005 times
Reputation: 41
You gotta give the CA Governor some props though for calling out to the people of his state, actually laying out the factual problems, & asking to stand up and help save it.

That's something our Country's President or better yet our federal government should do, instead of doing a pissing war...just for once put their differences aside, Democrat or Republican & fix the whole country's problem...because while they try and get on each other's faces, we the people & this country sink lower and deeper.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
8,487 posts, read 10,588,250 times
Reputation: 4654
The Gov could actually attempt to bring business back to CA by cutting the tax on businesses. May hurt for the moment but bring back some much needed jobs and money to the state. He will cut welfare, he has to and education, which needs overhauling. Time to stop the insane state pensions as well. Or you watch businesses continue to flee. The increase in taxes on incomes over $250,000 would include small business owners...not a good idea.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
2,952 posts, read 2,389,524 times
Reputation: 2406
We're just a few tax increases away from long term prosperity. Promise.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2012, 10:46 AM
 
2,262 posts, read 1,764,867 times
Reputation: 3633
It's telling that the video of his address now has the comments moderated and the ratings disabled.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2012, 11:00 AM
 
11,727 posts, read 24,070,902 times
Reputation: 7104
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotleyCrew View Post
The Gov could actually attempt to bring business back to CA by cutting the tax on businesses. May hurt for the moment but bring back some much needed jobs and money to the state. He will cut welfare, he has to and education, which needs overhauling. Time to stop the insane state pensions as well. Or you watch businesses continue to flee. The increase in taxes on incomes over $250,000 would include small business owners...not a good idea.
On our present course, this is the future:

An impossible 57% of Spainís budget is devoted to pensions, unemployment benefits and interest


Spain | European Debt Crisis | Unemployment Benefits | Pensions | The Daily Caller
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top