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NEW: But ó Itís Still a Phony Budget
Calwatchdog ^ | Bev Miller

Posted on 06/28/2011 6:57:11 PM PDT by Siram

NEW: But — It’s Still a Phony Budget: The SacBee provided details of some of the changes that supposedly “balance” the budget. One is “$200 million Amazon online tax enforcement.” They actually think they can heist this money even though Amazon has promised it will fire the “affiliates” — some 20,000 small Mom and Pop outfits — that would be taxed. The tax would only affect those who use Amazon’s sales engine, not buy directly from Amazon itself (direct sales are ruled by federal law which isn’t changing). But there were no reforms in the Brown/Democrat budget — no spending cap, no pension reform and no regulatory reform. (Katy Grimes: CalWatchdog.com) says: In the governor’s budget plan, government grows by nearly 27 percent over the next three years. And while state revenues are expected to be $7.4 billion higher than anticipated, Harman pointed out, “The Governor and Democrats have made no accommodations for that revenue windfall other than to spend it…. Where is the austerity in that?” What really needs to happen is a blend of massive cuts to the state’s gargantuan social spending programs, a spending cap put in place, and a balanced budget — one without accounting tricks, carryovers into future budgets or “realignment” games. Until lawmakers can produce a legitimate budget that doesn’t rely on revenue hopes, tax increases and the ongoing government growth and expansion, California voters won’t believe a word they say.

(Excerpt) Read more at calwatchdog.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: activism; budget; cabudget; california; californiabudget; chiang; moonbeam
Time to call State Controller John Chiang again to say: Don't pay Legislators for their second Phony Budget plan! This second unbalanced budget violates Prop. 25's requirement to pass a budget by June 15, or legislators' pay is docked. John Chiang: Sacramento (916) 445-2636 Office (916) 322-4404 FAX Los Angeles (213) 833-6010 Office (213) 833-6011 (FAX) PASS THIS ALONG TO BOMBARD CHIANG'S PONE LINES!
1 posted on 06/28/2011 6:57:15 PM PDT by Siram
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To: Siram

leftists are still in denial


2 posted on 06/28/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Siram

Let’s face it..Gov. MoonBeam and the Dems are beholden to the UNIONS, minorities and every other hack group relying on the govt. mothers milk.
No guts to make the cuts... Why does Ca. need a massive ‘Air Resources Board?
This gimmicky budget is like applying band-aids when drastic surgery is necessary to cut out the cancer.
Incompetent boobs at the Insane Asylum in Sacto. Expect more mini-crises along the bumpy way.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 7:24:16 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Siram
WelcomeTo FreeRepublic!
4 posted on 06/28/2011 7:42:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Siram

“$200 million Amazon online tax enforcement.” ????

ROTFLMAO!!!!

They will just cancel all the Amazon affiliates in Kahleefawneeyuh.

There are more than 10,000 businesses, that’s people, who rely on Amazon for their lively hood.

http://www.internetretailer.com/2011/03/02/amazon-warns-it-will-leave-california-affiliates-over-tax-law

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/347134-amazon-affiliate-program-dead-california-now.html


5 posted on 06/28/2011 8:21:58 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Siram

1st post?

Not bad nOOb...

Post on.


6 posted on 06/28/2011 8:22:47 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Siram

Guess Amazon will move to Texas or Florida along with a lot of other businesses out of California. Democrats never learn.


7 posted on 06/28/2011 8:57:21 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Siram

Still phony? I’m shocked!


8 posted on 06/29/2011 4:47:45 AM PDT by newzjunkey (welcome to FR)
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