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Senate Republicans Standing Tall! (California Senate)
FlashReport ^ | Feb 15, 2009 | Jon Fleischman - Publisher

Posted on 02/15/2009 6:25:50 PM PST by BAW

This morning, treating the members of the California State Legislature like they are criminals, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly literally have the Capitol on "lock down" -- no legislators are allowed to leave the building. Why is this?

EARLIER THIS MORNING, SENATOR DAVE COX ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL NOT SUPPORT THE BIG-5, BIG-TAXES BUDGET PROPOSAL. COX HAS JOINED WITH TWELVE OF HIS SENATE REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AND BECAUSE THERE IS A VACANCY IN THE SENATE, THERE ARE NO LONGER THE VOTES TO GET A TWO-THIRDS FOR THE MASSIVE, RECORD-BREAKING $14 BILLION++ IN NEW TAXES.

Our message to Senate Republicans is loud and clear: THANK YOU AND KEEP HOLDING THE LINE.

Millions of California families that the Democrats would punish because of Democrat over-spending, slapping families with a projected annual tax increase of over $1200 a year (some say it's over $1500 a year) are COUNTING ON YOU.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: budget; ca; calbudget; california; taxes
That is a lot of money per family. I'm not willing to pay an additional $1200 to $1500 for the same crap.
1 posted on 02/15/2009 6:25:50 PM PST by BAW
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To: BAW

Lets hope the Republicans in Cali manage to kill the bill at least temporarily. I am sure the empty seat will be filled with a Democrat soon.


2 posted on 02/15/2009 6:28:16 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: BAW

Does anyone know who is paying the fiddler? The music will stop, and then everyone will have to find a chair. I hear a might ROAR, a flushing sound, of people leaving that State when welfare checks bounce.


3 posted on 02/15/2009 6:29:18 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: BAW

It’s funny how fast a big state can go in the toilet once they decide to take on Mexico’s poverty problem.


4 posted on 02/15/2009 6:30:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: BAW

YAHOOOOOOOOOO! Let the DEMOCRATS make the hard choices!


5 posted on 02/15/2009 6:34:01 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: BAW
Pubbies growing a pair in California? I am a bit flummoxed.
6 posted on 02/15/2009 6:35:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: calcowgirl; Diver Dave; Jim Robinson

Pingaroo!!


7 posted on 02/15/2009 6:35:49 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: BAW
This morning, treating the members of the California State Legislature like they are criminals, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly literally have the Capitol on "lock down" -- no legislators are allowed to leave the building. Why is this?

Good on our guys. Question...is this legal?

8 posted on 02/15/2009 6:37:38 PM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: BAW

Zip a Dee Doo Dah! Way to go Republicans! Hang tough!


9 posted on 02/15/2009 6:39:33 PM PST by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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To: truthkeeper

They’re probably “not allowed” in the sense that, if they leave, they may lose the vote. I don’t think they are handcuffed to their seats.


10 posted on 02/15/2009 6:40:21 PM PST by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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To: BAW

Senate Republicans: HOLD THE LINE!!!! Don’t tax us back to the stone age!!!!!


11 posted on 02/15/2009 6:46:14 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: BAW

If you are a CA resident, go here to find your rep and leave them a little Valentine note about voting no.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html


12 posted on 02/15/2009 6:47:32 PM PST by BAW (Social Security needs a bailout.)
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To: Enterprise

Bumperoo!

Call your Senator’s office and thank them for standing tall!
(Yep... they’re there. Senate convenes again in 10 minutes)


13 posted on 02/15/2009 6:48:05 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: truthkeeper
I think I would have the Speaker arrested for false imprisonment. That would take his sorry ass off the list of Democrats that can vote for the bill as well.
14 posted on 02/15/2009 6:51:08 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bingo! One hospital here in Fresno provided 136 million dollars in unpaid health care this year. The illegal trespassers need to go home.


15 posted on 02/15/2009 6:53:17 PM PST by pterional
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This is good news but how long can they hold out?


16 posted on 02/15/2009 7:13:29 PM PST by msnpatriot
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To: txnativegop; bam; All

I am not in Cali, yet would it be reasonable to ask: I know some of your counties are upset as Sacremento, and are “withholding” funds from the state capital, I know with the recent “cease and decist 10th Amendment resolutions spreading around the rest of the nation, even leading to dare I say it “Secession” if called for”, would it be possible for some of your counties that feel/are gyped to issue the same kind of warnings to the State gov in Sact? Afterall isn’t the eastern and norther parts of the state much different from your coast anyway? Maybe they should reform the “STATE OF JEFFERSON”? just a thought from a non-CAfornian out here in the heartland watching this fiasco with both disgust (and delight) that RINOS are getting their “cumupance”


17 posted on 02/15/2009 7:15:39 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: txnativegop

oddly the repub is aheadin the recount.


18 posted on 02/15/2009 7:22:38 PM PST by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: truthkeeper

I think the answer is that yes, this is legal; typically, and this applies to Congress too, the presiding officer of the legislative body orders the sergeant-at-arms to round up members and bring them, at gunpoint if necessary, to the legislative chamber. Remember the fiasco in Texas a couple of years ago—rather than be arrested by Texas state troopers and brought to the Capitol in Austin to be forced to participate in a quorum, a number of ‘Rat state legislators made for the border and set up shop in Ardmore, Oklahoma.


19 posted on 02/15/2009 7:23:56 PM PST by nd76
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To: ncalburt

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Not for long though I fear. .


20 posted on 02/15/2009 7:41:17 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It’s funny how fast a big state can go in the toilet once they decide to take on Mexico’s poverty problem.

Please. California's problem is not Mexicans. Califonia's problem is Californians.

21 posted on 02/15/2009 7:49:44 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..

Senate still looking for lone GOP budget vote
Sacramento Bee | 2/15/9 | Steve Wiegand and Dan Smith
Posted on 02/15/2009 5:25:19 PM PST by SmithL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2186434/posts


22 posted on 02/15/2009 7:52:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Army Air Corps

We need the Pubbies in DC to do the same before it’s too late... and start by ousting Specter, Collins and Snowe from the GOP.


23 posted on 02/15/2009 8:03:16 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
The so-called "fiscal conservative" GOP leaders sought to ram through a $14 billion tax increase upon Joe Six Pack while voting for obscene tax breaks for Hollywood millionaires. Its time to vote them out of office in 2010 for breaking their "no new taxes" pledge!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

24 posted on 02/15/2009 8:07:32 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: calcowgirl

Too late for me, we just got back from dinner. BUT - I will call them Tuesday and thank them!


25 posted on 02/15/2009 9:05:06 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Enterprise

I find it rather amusing that the Rats in Sacramento want to give all these Hollywood Multi-Millionaires and Studios all this Corporate Welfare. I mean after all THEy ALL OWN PRIVATE JETS, warner bros has 4 gulfstreams, geffen,speilberg,katzenberg, NBC,ABC,CBS,... Paramount,Sony. most of them are at Burbank some at Van Nuys and some at Santa Monica. We just watched on TV that Having a Corporate Jet is BAD if you want Government cash.

Eyeamok


26 posted on 02/15/2009 9:42:15 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

It’s a wonder that certain Government politicians can even criticize CEO’s with a straight face. Waste money? Use jets on someone else’s dime? The Porkulus these bastards passed, and the coming Porkuli will dwarf by many factors any possible unwise spending by corporations.


27 posted on 02/15/2009 9:51:06 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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