WANTED (FOR DESTROYING THE ECONOMY): CALIFORNIA REPUBLIKKKANS


Redbeardedguy - Posted on 29 June 2011

Author: 
Thornton Kimes

 

California Governor Jerry Brown's attempt to keep expiring tax increases alive was blocked by Republikkkans.  Brown is praying that the economy is nice to him and makes those soon-defunct taxes moot.  If the economy doesn't cooperate, $2.6 billion in extra cuts to education and other programs happen.

The Rapture didn't happen and the guy who said it would now says October is the 2011 sell-by date for Humanity's souls.  When do we get sold down the river for that $2.6 billion (or more)?

State Controller John Chiang, who refused to stop the paychecks of state workers, as Governator Schwarzenegger wanted him to, cancelled the paychecks of state Legislators because THEY won't play nice--to "balance the budget".  Balanced budgets are nice in theory (who doesn't want to bring in more money than they spend...?), but they are an old, tired Republikkkan tool in the anti-government weapons locker.

What Chiang should be doing is cancelling the paychecks of enough Republikkkans that the Demokkkrats (if they have a clue...) can do what needs doing--save the state economy and the hopes and dreams of the state's poor population (largely forgotten in all this smug gamesmanship), keeping those tax upgrades in place and finding other ways to get much needed cash in the coffers.

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener wants to pass a law that makes it okay to modify proposals put on local election ballots by Supes or voters.  Here you get into that crazy gray area of "THE WILL OF THE VOTERS" that Republikkkans most often like to chant like holy writ, except that sometimes it actually is kinda sorta holy.  If San Francisco does this, shouldn't the State of Kkkalifornia do it too?

I mean, the FIRST thing that needs changing at the state level if something like that were done would be to severely modify or abolish altogether Proposition 13.  That would be a good start towards putting some healthy black back into the bleeding budget.

Contact your state Legislator. 

Contact State Controller John Chiang to demand he take away the Republikkkans' power to destroy the state economy. 

Sacramento, California
(916) 445-2636 Office 

Los Angeles, California
(213) 833-6010 Office

 

...of this site, this quote from the article should settle it once and for all:

"Here you get into that crazy gray area of "THE WILL OF THE VOTERS" that Republikkkans most often like to chant like holy writ, except that sometimes it actually is kinda sorta holy."

"Kinda sorta?" In a democracy, there's no "kinda sorta" about it. It's only in the neo-soviet, politburo kind of government that Poor Magazine advocates that the will of the voters gets the "sorta" short shrift it does here.

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