Opinion: Meet Long Beach's newest state senator

Nov 29, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: LA Daily News

Ricardo Lara may be new to Long Beach but the state lawmaker is clearly ready to face some of the city's challenges head-on, from bolstering trade through the port to reducing congestion on 710 Freeway.

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Jessica

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Ronald wrote:
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complaining about the use of hard earned taxpayer money to incarcerate thieves, bloodthirsty murderers, and sadistic rapists.
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In debate class I believe they call that a straw man.
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Frederick Douglas Rep wrote:
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We wrestled the institution of slavery from your bloody paws, and are currently trying to wrestle your indentured servants you call "affordable nannies" and "reasonably priced gardeners" from your wretched clutches.
What more do you want?
I'm going to the car wash today. Should I tip the carwashero? Is a dollar enough? I don't want any water stains on my Buick.
Ronald

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Jessica wrote:
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In debate class I believe they call that a straw man.
Jessica.

Would it be fair to say that your "belief" is one of faith, rather than one of cold hard fact?

Ronald
Reality bites

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Another disaster. Yesterday, the State Auditor admitted that the Unions failed to run Democrats who had a basic understanding of fourth grade math which led the UnionCrat Legislature to be over budget by Billions for this year too.

Just when you think our Legilature couldn't possible be more incompetent they never cease to Amaze.

Is it a ploy by the State Democratic Party leaders to continuely dishonor democratic voters by delivering terrible outcomes as a penalty for electing Democratic politicians in the State?
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Another disaster. Yesterday, the State Auditor admitted that the Unions failed to run Democrats who had a basic understanding of fourth grade math which led the UnionCrat Legislature to be over budget by Billions for this year too.
Just when you think our Legilature couldn't possible be more incompetent they never cease to Amaze.
Is it a ploy by the State Democratic Party leaders to continuely dishonor democratic voters by delivering terrible outcomes as a penalty for electing Democratic politicians in the State?
Uh... a sizable number of california democratic voters are illegal aliens and their anchor babies, poor dumb blacks, and the unemployable. What honor are you trying to talk about? Time to upgrade your old man rap.
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Uh... a sizable number of california democratic voters are illegal aliens and their anchor babies, poor dumb blacks, and the unemployable. What honor are you trying to talk about? Time to upgrade your old man rap.
professor.

I noticed that, immediately following the voting majority of Californians who do not pay taxes having voted to increase the tax load of those who do, California Democrats resumed their wasting of hard earned taxpayer money in the form of expensive anti-decent tobacco smoker TV ads.

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I noticed that, immediately following the voting majority of Californians who do not pay taxes having voted to increase the tax load of those who do, California Democrats resumed their wasting of hard earned taxpayer money in the form of expensive anti-decent tobacco smoker TV ads.

Ronald
How are you so sure they don't pay taxes. Doesn't everybody either at the pump or while shopping?
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How are you so sure they don't pay taxes. Doesn't everybody either at the pump or while shopping?
I'm afraid the "taxes" are rapidly offset by free emergency room care, free cell and home phones, HUD grants for reduced rent, food stamps, child care, etc.
Unless you're saying that they should be given credit for paying taxes with money they receive form producers paying taxes. In that case, isn't it true that the actual productive taxpayers are being double and triple-taxed, because the money they "give" to non-producers is being taxed yet again, when the non-producers pay tax on the monies received by the producers?
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Another offset whether they pay or dont pay taxes is cheap labor. Conservative fat-cat factory and/or farm owners get to pay them next to nothing for back breaking labor = more profits = more money to donate to the conservative parties to pretend they want to do away with illegal immigration. Then they win the election and of course, nothing gets done aside from cutting taxes on the rich, who then in turn hire even more immigrants, which increases border crossings. Then, they blame all the illegals on the "liberal hippies."
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Another offset whether they pay or dont pay taxes is cheap labor. Conservative fat-cat factory and/or farm owners get to pay them next to nothing for back breaking labor = more profits = more money to donate to the conservative parties to pretend they want to do away with illegal immigration. Then they win the election and of course, nothing gets done aside from cutting taxes on the rich, who then in turn hire even more immigrants, which increases border crossings. Then, they blame all the illegals on the "liberal hippies."
Why did you skip college, Jessica? That decision has really hurt you. Not just because of people laughing at you here, but because it likely affects the quality of your life for the worse.
Jessica

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See, once again, insults when people cant debate me with facts. Are you sure you aren't the one that skipped college?
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How are you so sure they don't pay taxes. Doesn't everybody either at the pump or while shopping?
Active in the community.

Yes. That is what the politicians would have us believe. The fact is, though, that the pencils of the high paid accountants they hire with hard earned taxpayer money are very sharp indeed. They have devised a system of taxation that insures the majority of Americans - a voting lesure class majority who pay no taxes - are beneficiary to support by the mostly worker ("middle") class voting-minority who pay taxes.

This has resulted in the creation of a privileged voting-majority of "the poor" who are able to enjoy the fruits of the hard earned "wealth" earned by their benefactors, the oppressed tax paying voting minority. This oppressed voting-minority must skimp and save, yet, they are often ill able to afford for themselves that which is freely transferred to the privileged "poor" class by the ruling political bosses.

Any supposed taxes this privileged "poor" class theoretically "pays" is more than compensated for by benefits paid in the form of monetary and in-kind "wealth" transferred from the increasingly impoverished minority who pay taxes.

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<quoted text>Active in the community.

Yes. That is what the politicians would have us believe. The fact is, though, that the pencils of the high paid accountants they hire with hard earned taxpayer money are very sharp indeed. They have devised a system of taxation that insures the majority of Americans - a voting lesure class majority who pay no taxes - are beneficiary to support by the mostly worker ("middle") class voting-minority who pay taxes.

This has resulted in the creation of a privileged voting-majority of "the poor" who are able to enjoy the fruits of the hard earned "wealth" earned by their benefactors, the oppressed tax paying voting minority. This oppressed voting-minority must skimp and save, yet, they are often ill able to afford for themselves that which is freely transferred to the privileged "poor" class by the ruling political bosses.

Any supposed taxes this privileged "poor" class theoretically "pays" is more than compensated for by benefits paid in the form of monetary and in-kind "wealth" transferred from the increasingly impoverished minority who pay taxes.

Ronald
Thank you and very well written.

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