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Old 09-17-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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That does not help the average resident in CA, just the banks.
Exactly! I scoff at people waving the "CA is the 6th largest economy in the world flag".

All anyone has to do is step outside of their protected view and take a good look around. I live in a nice area in Northern CA. All around me I see ghetto thugs, spaced out druggies, areas that look like 3rd world countries, bad roads, high homelessness and the filth and trash they spew around, 15-20 people living in single houses, cars parked along the street bumper to bumper due to too many people living in one occupancy, tents pitched on government protected land where I bike with filth spewed all around.

The government here is a joke and the masses fall for these BS tax increases. They will run to the booth and vote yes every time without doing their homework.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Either fix the system or use the current tax revenue to resolve the homeless issue. You cannot tax people at enormous rates and have the homeless at everyone's doorstep. It doesn't work like that, pick a struggle. Socialism works, the California type of Socialism is a complete failure.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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+ 1 million!!!
Oh, so people who want and/or own a SFH are not important, but people who can't afford one get to dictate to everyone else because of what they want??? Move to AZ,NV,OR,WA or to a State you can afford; OR get a better job.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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Exactly! I scoff at people waving the "CA is the 6th largest economy in the world flag".

All anyone has to do is step outside of their protected view and take a good look around. I live in a nice area in Northern CA. All around me I see ghetto thugs, spaced out druggies, areas that look like 3rd world countries, bad roads, high homelessness and the filth and trash they spew around, 15-20 people living in single houses, cars parked along the street bumper to bumper due to too many people living in one occupancy, tents pitched on government protected land where I bike with filth spewed all around.

The government here is a joke and the masses fall for these BS tax increases. They will run to the booth and vote yes every time without doing their homework.
Which is why more people move out of CA to other States than move in from other States.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Either fix the system or use the current tax revenue to resolve the homeless issue. You cannot tax people at enormous rates and have the homeless at everyone's doorstep. It doesn't work like that, pick a struggle. Socialism works, the California type of Socialism is a complete failure.
How do you resolve it?

No one knows how.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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How do you resolve it?

No one knows how.
Educate the masses of ignorant voters. That's really the only way...but then again some people can't be educated on facts because of their personal biases.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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How do you resolve it?

No one knows how.
What exactly are we paying for that cannot be found in other states? There are a lot of Republican states run much better. Like Nevada, for instance. I've lived in blue states and this state is just ridiculous. Tax this, tax that.....but we never hear the word "cut".

Create a process for easier immigration into the state, tax EVERYONE. Anyone that doesn't want to be here legally needs to leave. Use the money saved and new tax revenue to provide Universal Healthcare, free two year college and trade schools, also boost funding for education. Raising taxes is ridiculous. Cut back on what can be controlled.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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What exactly are we paying for that cannot be found in other states? There are a lot of Republican states run much better. Like Nevada, for instance. I've lived in blue states and this state is just ridiculous. Tax this, tax that.....but we never hear the word "cut".

Create a process for easier immigration into the state, tax EVERYONE. Anyone that doesn't want to be here legally needs to leave. Use the money saved and new tax revenue to provide Universal Healthcare, free two year college and trade schools, also boost funding for education. Raising taxes is ridiculous. Cut back on what can be controlled.
I grew up and lived most of my life in a Red state although my city was Blue. However the Blue's here are of a different breed...I see them as unreasonable fanatics, socialistic as well as fascists.

My city was so well run and it's the 4th largest city in the US. I have never seen the types of issues there that I see here.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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It costs money to run a state. If folks want services, they should pay for them.

Thank God we don't get all the government we pay for.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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It's amazing how many people on this thread don't even live in California--some have never lived here--but they're so eager to tell us how to solve the housing problem. And in ways that would never work in this state, e.g. get rid of all environmental regulations, eliminate single family homes, etc. I don't get it.
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