Maybe people like the quote Thomas Jefferson during these trying times. A reader sent me this quote he made in 1802 and I found it quit disturbing.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
– Thomas Jefferson in 1802
I believe Mr. Jefferson was correct and so were our other founding fathers. It’s time for We The People to rise up and take our country back! It’s time that we start making the leaders of this country feel that wrath of We The People. Watch the video below to get some ideas.
It is amazing! After the long budget fight our legislators are still looking to find ways to increase government. My favored is the proposal that would require sterilization of pet cats that roam. How much further can the government reach into our lives and pocket books? We are faced with another $8B in potential budget short fall and our leaders are looking for ways to make the hole bigger!
I think Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association said is best.
“It’s other people’s money and they can dream up every single good cause in the world to justify the further rape of the California taxpayer,”
All Californians are pinching for pennies, it’s time for the government to follow suit.
More taxes coming to fill the $8B budget short fall identified less than a month after the largest state tax hike in US history. Will non-tax representatives stand strong?
The proposals include a 25-cent fee for shoppers who use plastic bags; a tax on cigarettes to fund programs discouraging tobacco use; a $50 per ounce tax on marijuana; a higher income tax for the rich to help pay for schools; a tax on oil produced in California; and a tax on pornography.
In the midst of intense state budget negotiations, Democratic lawmakers stole away to an elegant wine-country lodge where the gourmet meals, rooms and cocktails were provided by a trio of interests with much at stake in the Capitol.
Soon after the trial lawyers and the unions representing firefighters and carpenters covered the $14,000 tab, their agendas advanced in Sacramento.
While you struggle to pay the taxes and put food on your table, lawmakers bask in luxury in wine-country.
Lawmakers are making it very clear whow as number one and number two in their minds when making the decision to tax and California Taxpayer more and more. Number one is themselves and number two is the unions. So where are the taxpayers of California? Some place after the lawmakers, unions, non-taxpayers, washington, journalists………….
While you and most Californias struggle to pay the taxes, mortgages, car payments, school tuition, medical bills as well as put food on your table, lawmakers bask in luxury in wine-country.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny reworded part of the label for Proposition 1A, which would impose a state spending restriction and extend tax increases lawmakers approved as part of the budget deal last month.
Thanks goes out to the Howard Jarvis taxpayers Association for bringing this lawsuit. Hopefully now the people will start to see the true intention of Proposition 1A.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance estimated Wednesday that California will not receive enough federal stimulus money to avoid higher personal income taxes and deeper cuts in social services.
Officials said California will fall $2 billion short of the $10 billion threshold the state must receive to eliminate $1.8 billion in additional income tax increases and $948 million in further spending cuts negotiated as part of the budget deal Schwarzenegger signed Feb. 20.
Call your legislator and ask them why they have not publicly denounced the omission of the Proposition 1A tax extensions from the May ballot information. Request that they immediately release a press release requesting the ballot information be amended.
A day or two ago John and Ken were discussing the role vanity played in our current crisis. They were specifically discussing your perpetual need to be liked and loved.Your narcissism has led California into the toilet. You have gone back on almost every major campaign promise you made; all of this was done to ensure that you are remembered as a beloved governor. As with most decisions made out of weakness, this one will backfire. You will be blamed for the turmoil that will ensue. And you will be remembered for being just as gutless, or even more gutless than the “Girlie Man” Gray “Gumby” Davis.
Common sense tells us that an increase in taxes is bad for the economy. Higher taxes mean less job growth. Less jobs result in a slow economy. In dire circumstances higher taxes can and will retard the economy and diminish every Californians’ quality of life .You even intimated this idea in your 2006 “Backwards” campaign commercial.
Why now are you turning your back on all that you stood for. I ask you Mr. Governor: Who is the “girly man” now? After losing all of your ballot measures a couple of years ago you ran off with your tail between your legs. Instead of being a strong leader and governing in a hostile environment, you slithered to the middle working on costly environmental issues, and pandering to the far left. A real leader would have bucked up and carried on.Ironically if you would have stood strong back then we wouldn’t be in this mess now and you would be far more popular. I am looking forward to the day you are termed out.
Californians must stop electing gutless leaders like you who feed on vanity, worry about whether their liked or not, and who are too afraid to take a stand. As with any leadership position, being Governor, is not about being popular, revered, or liked; leadership is about following through on your commitments and doing the right thing.