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No tax hike yet, and no systemic waste cut either

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7:17 pm |

It’s been two straight days of voting in both houses of the California Legislature.

The good news is no tax hike has been approved or even come up for a vote, because no Republican legislator, so far, will agree to it.

The bad news is Democrats are NOT slashing systemic waste, but are cutting back government services. In other words, people get the shaft, but bureaucrats, union bosses, the bloated UC system stay fat and lazy. See all the structural waste that should be cut instead.

The most contentious item on the Senate and Assembly floors today was Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect “lower-risk offenders” from state prisons to local jails and shift parole functions to local governments. Part of the bill allows county sheriffs to decide whether to incarcerate or release, depending on whether the jails were too full. This motivated some Republicans to alert families to get a gun to defend themselves against more criminals roaming free.

Keep urging Republican legislators to hold the line against placing more taxes on the ballot (more taxes on purchases, income, and cars, as well as a sharp reduction in child tax credit).   The Republicans have the power to withhold Republican votes, and that would deny Democrat legislators a 2/3rds majority to achieve their taxing goal.

When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws.
U.S. founding father Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary (1758 – 1843)


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