California is a one-party state dominated by a virulent Democratic Left enabled by a complicit media where every agency of local, county, and state government is run by and for the public employee unions. The unemployment rate is 12%.
… the governor proclaimed the rich must pay their fair share
Income of more than $1 million pays the “millionaires’ and billionaires'” surcharge tax rate of 10.3%. Brown’s proposal would add 2% for income over $250,000. A million-dollar income would then be taxed at 12.3%. … Brown also proposed a one-half-cent sales tax increase, which would bring sales taxes (which vary by county) to 7.75% to 10%.
we don’t want to turn down the Obama bullet-train bucks Florida and other states rejected because the operating costs would bankrupt them. Can’t happen here – we’re already insolvent.
Illegals get benefits from various generous welfare programs, free medical care, free schools for their kids, including meals, and of course, instate tuition rates and scholarships too. Governor Perry, California has a heart. Nothing’s too good for our guests.
… more and more of California’s public land is off-limits to recreation by the people who paid for that land. Unless you’re illegal. Then you can clear the land, set up marijuana plantations at will, bring in fertilizers that legal farmers can no longer use, exploit illegal farm workers who live in hovels with no running water or sanitation, and protect your investment with armed illegals carrying guns no California citizen is allowed to own.
…After driving out the old industrial base (auto and airplane assembly, for example), air and water regulators and tax policies are now driving out the high-tech, biotech and even Internet-based companies that were supposed to be California’s future.
No job is too small to escape the regulators. The state has even banned weekend amateur gold miners from the historic gold mining streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
and heres a few snapshots of whats to come in the obama world, a world in which leftists and obama hate charities and religious institutions becasue they compete with government and the top down central planning and the winners and losers barry wants to pick.
Priorities… Obama Pushes For $1 Billion Dollar Green Tax Credits – Cuts Tax Credits For Charitable Giving
And they blow up.
Another week, another car talk. Barack Obama stopped by a North Carolina truck factory on Wednesday to announce $1bn in tax credits and grants for alternative-energy cars and trucks. It was Obama’s third speech on cars and fuel in an election battleground state in three weeks.
The president has travelled from New Hampshire to Florida and now North Carolina to insulate himself from Republican attacks on rising gas prices and the on-again, off-again Keystone XL tar sand pipeline ahead of the general election.
“We can’t just keep on relying on the old ways of doing business. We can’t just rely on fossil fuels from the last century. We’ve got to continually develop new sources of energy,” Obama said in his speech at the Daimler truck plant in Mount Holly North Carolina.
Meanwhile… For the fourth time, the President has proposed limiting charitable deductions. The proposal has received little notice from the mainstream press, though the nonprofit world continues to object.
It’s an Obama world.
What a complete stunner…
An $11 million stimulus grant that was meant to assist Detroit job seekers aided only two.
FOX News reported:
A chunk of an $11 million stimulus grant meant to provide low-income Detroit residents with clothing for job interviews reportedly aided just two people — far short of the 400 job-seekers the money was meant to help.
The findings were part of a new audit on the city’s Department of Human Services, according to The Detroit News.
The 2009 grant in question was used to start a service center — which included among other features a call center for families in need and a clothing boutique.
However, the audit reportedly found the department did not safeguard the funding for that boutique, which was run by a contractor. According to the report, the contractor advanced nearly $150,000 to a city clothing store without involving the city government.
While the department was supposed to help 400 job-seekers with clothing between the fall of 2010 and 2011, the boutique instead came up with two documented cases where clients received clothing.
“The potential loss of thousands of dollars exists because controls have not been established for the boutique,” the audit said, according to The Detroit News.
see how this works? real charity is an evil anathema to lieftist marxists like obama. it doesnt matter how much waste of money happens as long as its the government in control and doing the wasting. and religious charities are choked off.