Political Slants Drive Me Crazy

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So, in an article in the San Jose Mercury News today titled "Dems and Brown agree on budget" it was reported the California Legislature's failure to pass a balanced budget may be coming to an end. However, this comes with bypassing a special election this year of which Dems know they cannot put a vote to the people that will increase taxes because they know it will fail. Instead, Governor Brown is focusing on pushing an initiative for the November 2012 presidential election because "Democrats and their labor allies said would offer more ideal conditions to win on taxes."

That said, in this article Governor Brown is quoted as saying "I thought we were getting close, but as I look back on it, there is an almost religious reluctance to ever deal with the state budget in a way that requires new revenues." The key words here that inflame me are “new revenues”. That is an amazing slant to “higher taxes”. I’ve never looked at higher taxes (which Californians pay some of the highest) as revenue, but more stealing from our pockets to feed their bad spending habits.

 Now let me address the term “new” that was used by Gov. Brown.  Hmmm…I like new cars, new houses, new apps for my phone, but new taxes. Really? As if new taxes are something innovative, yet somehow they accomplish this amazing feat every legislative session.  That’s like Lance Armstrong boasting that he’s going to learn to ride a new tricycle this year. Anyway, I will get off my political soap box now because I have to find  NEW ways of keeping bureaucrats from picking my pocket.


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Comments (6)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Political doublespeak.  I'm used to it. 

I especially love to hear Obama discuss deficit reduction "as long as the country can continue the investments in infrastructure, the environment and job creation."

He's all for deficit reduction as long as he can keep rising taxes or borrow more money to continue his profligate spending.

Jun 28, 2011 10:46 AM
Steve Sparacino
Tapout Bail Bonds - San Jose, CA

I hear you loud and clear sister.

Jun 28, 2011 11:16 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

Government "stimulus" spending cannot be substituted for private sector investments.  Deficit spending by government results in short term growth at best, and relies on future tax revenue to offset their cost.  This increased future tax burden reduces private consumption & investment by removing these dollars from the pockets of the people, and therefore lowers GDP.  We are sacrificing the next generation's lifestyle to finance an aging baby boomer generation.

Jun 28, 2011 01:44 PM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

What part of stop spending money do these politicians not get?  Not to mention all the illegals in CA that are paying little to nothing in taxes but sucking the system dry with benefits.

Jun 29, 2011 02:00 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

I am so glad I live in Fly over country. I just wish you guys would keep your loons there. THey move here and then want to pass then same laws/tax increases that ran their previous state into the ground.

Jun 29, 2011 03:19 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Steve - it looks like you are learning to understand political euphemisms. I lived in California after Prop 13 was passed. What a bunch of crap that came out of Sacramanto then.

Jun 29, 2011 04:24 AM

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