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Income inequity a hot topic on California ballots
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Joe Garofoli | Joe Garofoli

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; california; demagogicparty; election2014; election2016; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
more taxes on oil companies


Which the oil companies will pass on to the consumers in the form of higher gasoline prices. This will help the poor how?

1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

It’s from San Francisco-—it doesn’t have to make sense.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:17:39 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 8:17:54 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:20:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Vigilanteman
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.

Instead of 12 in a garage it'll be down to six.

5 posted on 01/26/2014 8:21:47 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: artichokegrower

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?


6 posted on 01/26/2014 8:22:01 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: artichokegrower
Which the oil companies will pass on to the consumers in the form of higher gasoline prices. This will help the poor how?

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.

7 posted on 01/26/2014 8:23:25 AM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: artichokegrower

Californa, get on the band wagon! Zero has now renamed Income Equality, it will be now known as “Ladder of Oppertunity”.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 8:27:23 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: artichokegrower

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.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 8:27:40 AM PST by EricGurr
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To: artichokegrower

‘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??


10 posted on 01/26/2014 8:29:42 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

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.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 8:32:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: EricGurr

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.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 8:33:08 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“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.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 8:33:35 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: artichokegrower
The current government intends to seize all wealth so that everyone is poor and therefore equal.
14 posted on 01/26/2014 8:34:10 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: originalbuckeye

Right, Executive orders on many things and inaction on others like the oil pipeline.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 8:34:16 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: artichokegrower

Those Hollywood actors should all make minimum wage, just like everybody else in their commie dream.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 8:35:01 AM PST by Zuse
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To: EricGurr

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.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 8:35:20 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: artichokegrower
God forbid they talk about AMBITION inequity...
18 posted on 01/26/2014 8:41:38 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

“God forbid they talk about AMBITION inequity!”

Shame on you for bring God and Ambition into this discussion or any discussion.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 8:43:39 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda witholl fail 24/7/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave
you're right... what WAS i thinking???
20 posted on 01/26/2014 8:46:56 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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21 posted on 01/26/2014 8:50:32 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Chode

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?


22 posted on 01/26/2014 9:04:08 AM PST by gingerbread
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To: ClearCase_guy
Unless they are stopped, we are heading toward a Guaranteed Annual Income, and confiscatory taxes for especially productive people.

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?

23 posted on 01/26/2014 9:06:27 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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24 posted on 01/26/2014 9:08:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Chode

Raycis.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 9:09:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: All

I can’t wait to get out of here.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 9:11:10 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: gingerbread
i'm sure any law would only apply to evil greedy Republicans...
27 posted on 01/26/2014 9:12:07 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: artichokegrower

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?


28 posted on 01/26/2014 9:13:15 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Lazamataz
i'm sure some will look at it that way...
29 posted on 01/26/2014 9:14:02 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: artichokegrower
said Ron Unz, a wealthy Palo Alto conservative who is funding the ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2016.

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?

30 posted on 01/26/2014 9:15:03 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: artichokegrower

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.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 11:45:00 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: EricGurr
Wouldn’t that better path be helping them to get jobs?

There are no jobs and there won't be any jobs. Maybe 2017 and not in Kalifornia if you don't mind part time.

32 posted on 01/26/2014 11:53:43 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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