Skip to comments.California GOP to Be Put to Test
Posted on 05/03/2011 10:50:03 AM PDT by John Semmens
Steadfast refusal to cooperate with the Democratic majority in their bid to cover the states deficit by raising taxes may cost Republican lawmakers their share of the take. California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is working on a plan that would focus budget cuts on districts represented by legislators who oppose his Partys tax hike scheme.
The plan to differentiate between districts is the brainchild of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D). Look, if theyre not going to help us extract more money from taxpayers why should they get an equal share of what we do raise? Lockyer argued. Its simple fairness to reward those who participate and penalize those who dont.
Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton conceded that theres a certain thieves logic to the Democrats position. Gang members who dont aid in the heist dont get a cut of the loot. Dutton hastened to add that were not entirely against raising taxes. If some spending restraint is thrown into the deal we could go along.
Dutton admitted he was unsure how fellow Republicans would respond to the threat of facing bigger cuts in their districts. Its blatantly political, but the Democrats have the votes to carry it out, Dutton observed. Voters complain about taxes, but they also like being on the governments teat. Riding the train over the cliff into bankruptcy may be the only politically viable option we have.
Where’s equal representation under the law? Or did I just get my idioms mixed up?
“Look, if theyre not going to help us extract more money from taxpayers why should they get an equal share of what we do raise”
Taxpayer money is being used as a weapon of extortion against taxpayers. Taxpayer paid employees are being used as weapons against taxpayers. This is simply extortion. If you give them money they will just threaten you and demand more.
The people have to stand up against these criminals.
Simple solution: If you don’t get any of the new tax revenues, you don’t have to pay the higher taxes.
I’m guessing that Steiberg wants to give California’s conservative counties a solid argument to secede.
Another excellent satire. I think a good piece should get to the second graph before the reader realizes, “Aw, that SOB got me AGAIN!”
It’s a test for the CaliWhigs just to survive. They’re not going to win any statewide elections.
If they stick to their guns this will grow Republican representation in the state.
Most of the give-away programs already are in Democrat areas.
Do the CA GOP meet in a phone booth?