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Taxifornia Lessons

ISignFred48 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:07 AM
This is too complicated for liberals to understand. We need to explain this in second grade language. The only free cheese is in the mousetrap. Money from the government isn't exactly free; somebody will have to pay it back because the government gave you something that the government did not have. Someday our granchildren will hate all the liberals who have been stealing from them since before I was born. Hope they don't hate us too.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:14 PM
Why not just say that when government goes beyond protecting our "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness", it's picking winners and losers at an expense to all of us. At that point, instead of protecting our liberty, it becomes criminal facilitating theft, and no longer protects our liberty.

Do they want to deal with a criminal government that steals from them for the politically connected, or one that's limited to protecting their liberty?

The more power the government has to pick winners and losers, the more power the rich and politically connected will have relative to the rest of us. Power, they'll use to steal from us.

E.G., Solyndra, owned by a billionaire, gave Obama about $100,000, and in return got $500 million of our money
Dan107 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:51 AM
Is there a reason why you believe that liberals care that money from the government is not free?
Fred, you are projecting your good, successful fiscal policy views on liberals.
Texas Chris Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:38 AM
Part of the problem is that WE don't hate OUR grandparents for letting things slip as far as they did. The progressives have controlled the history books, the education of us, and our kids, and one day our grand kids...

Hopefully, when it all collapses, everyone will see clearly that, as Fred brilliantly stated, the only free cheese was in the mousetrap.

California revenue is up from a year ago. Unfortunately, California revenue is not up as much as expected, while spending is up way more than expected.

Please consider California Finances in November 2012 by state controller John Chiang.

November's tax receipts fell 10.8% short of expectations contained in the 2012-2013 State Budget, although they were above the year-ago level. Total revenues year to date are now 2.6% less than anticipated at this time, with shortfalls...