Skip to comments.Income inequity a hot topic on California ballots
Posted on 01/26/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by artichokegrower
President Obama is expected to make the widening gap between wealthy and poor Americans a major theme of his State of the Union speech Tuesday, but it's unlikely that he'll be able to shove legislation through a gridlocked Congress this year. Instead, the real action could come in California.
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Which the oil companies will pass on to the consumers in the form of higher gasoline prices. This will help the poor how?
It’s from San Francisco-—it doesn’t have to make sense.
By forcing more of the middle class to move out, thereby creating more space for their relatives from south of the border to move in.
Unless they are stopped, we are heading toward a Guaranteed Annual Income, and confiscatory taxes for especially productive people. I imagine some folks (*cough* politicians *cough*) will have their Guaranteed Annual Income supplemented with a series of stipends and what-not. But they are clearly trying to push society toward a Great Leveling. This will, of course, kill a great deal of entrepreneurial spirit.
Instead of 12 in a garage it'll be down to six.
Wow. What and excellent opportunity to demagogue the Liberal elites in Hollywood. How much do Liberal Hollywood stars make per picture now? Is it still $20 million, or has inflation pushed it higher?
There are no poor in California. The only ones who will be "helped" is the state government. The only ones who will be hurt are the retired people living on fixed incomes.
Californa, get on the band wagon! Zero has now renamed Income Equality, it will be now known as “Ladder of Oppertunity”.
Yep. The left and sadly many in the GOP see helping the poor as giving them things. Wouldn’t that better path be helping them to get jobs? As productive members of society they help all of us. Most importantly they help themselves. How a man can be happy sitting around collecting a check from his neighbors is beyond me.
‘but it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to shove legislation through a gridlocked Congress’
Is the writer pretending that Obama won’t be writing Executive Orders for EVERYTHING he wants? And the resulting disasters will be blamed on the Republican ‘do nothing’ Congress??
A 99% income tax on the so-called entertainment industry would balance the Cali budget, as well as satisfy the needs of Partisan Media Shills and other leftist trolls to redistribute (steal) income. Thanks artichokegrower.
How a man can be happy sitting around collecting a check from his neighbors is beyond me.
Well, some augment that with theft and or drug dealing.
“Unless they are stopped, we are heading toward a Guaranteed Annual Income, and confiscatory taxes for especially productive people.”
The best way to stop them may be to raise taxes on them and let the commie left have their way in California. Let silicon Valley magnates, Hollywood liberals and others get a big dose of the reality that they are funding ahead of time. Along with DeBlasio these commie marxist can break up the upstairs downstairs coalition sooner than later.
Right, Executive orders on many things and inaction on others like the oil pipeline.
Those Hollywood actors should all make minimum wage, just like everybody else in their commie dream.
It might be beyond you but it is not beyond the check collector. I know two such souls and they have no shame what so ever. In fact, they think they hit the lottery (and these are not “dumb” people either) and have since twisted their line of thought into somehow being “owed” this money.
“God forbid they talk about AMBITION inequity!”
Shame on you for bring God and Ambition into this discussion or any discussion.
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I’m wondering, does this new law apply to all these movie stars? I wonder what these leftist movie stars will do if those same laws will be applied to them. And of course, these union presidents and politicians must be forced to obey this law. I wonder how long this law and those liberals, socialists and communists that passed it, if it was applicable to them?
Eventually, the focus will be on accumulated wealth, rather than income. Then the crap really hits the fan--why bother to work if most of it is taken away, and why bother to save if they tap the rest?
I can’t wait to get out of here.
I wonder if any Republican has the b@lls to mention to the MSM how much the “gap” has increased in the 5 years of the Baraqqi Regime?
So in California, "conservatives" are behind measures to raise the minimum wage. Why stop there? Why not $30 per hour? Any wonder why California is so screwed up?
Given that California is very dependent on income taxes from it’s wealthiest citizens, I would think that taking money from tax payers and giving it to people who don’t pay taxes is not a good business plan.
There are no jobs and there won't be any jobs. Maybe 2017 and not in Kalifornia if you don't mind part time.
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