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Governor's budget proposals threaten local senior services

There are 22 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Governor's budget proposals threaten local senior services. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

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lol

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Trying to enlist old people in the fight for middle-aged pork. LOL.
Indian Giver

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jun 10, 2009
Time to go cannibal and hit the streets of Eureka's mold town to hack up some flesh.
EHSclassOf72

Fremont, CA

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Have we had enough of rich people yet ? They always hit the ones who can lest afford it.
It's terror I tell you. They just sit back as people die.
Now what is not tre about that ?
John Adams

Georgetown, TX

#4 Jun 10, 2009
Apparently there is nothing in the budget that can be cut. All that ever shows up on these pages is information on how bad it will be when some program is cut. Well, the state of California is about to go broke, you know, bankrupt, no money, no one will lend to us as we are a bad risk. This is not exactly news, it has been coming for a long time.
It would be refreshing if someone like Patty Berg, who was in a position to do something about this mess for two terms, would offer possible solutions instead of just complaining that any cut will cause devastation.
Come on

Kelseyville, CA

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Would this be the same Patty Berg that wanted to euthanize old people?
Again

Stockton, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2009
As with affordable housing, the problem of a disproportionate senior population is not that more money is needed from somewhere else but that we have discouraged any sort of viable industry to pay young people a good enough salary to stay in the area and raise their children here. To provide income to the county based on work, not welfare.
I imgaine that if we could bring ourselves to insist that local employers had a good shot at success, we would have a substantial increase in school age children so teacher could be employed, young people who are at the point in their lives where they spend money as they acquire houses and cars so that local businesses could do well and employ more and pay taxes.
But no we just continue to try to shove our hand out to the various governments and demand more money from them. Demanding money as beggars demanding our due can be a very precarious position to be.
Bernard Fokke

Newark, CA

#7 Jun 10, 2009
The time of the nanny state is over, now the nanny Fed will step in and hep you out, just don't hold your breath.

Obie is a little behind schedule.
Kristina

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Silly Boomers. You shouldn't have bought all those "investment homes," which jacked up the price of housing for future generations. Now, you want me to pay for all of your social services when I still cannot buy a house. Maybe I can also pay for all the homes you bought from lying about your income and using HELOC money to pay for your kids' school and your trips to Tahiti. I see a generational war coming--the younger generations who are having to pay for all the "me me" spending of Boomers and in return will not have SS, cheap housing, a readily-increasing stock market, but instead will just be saddled with debt and high taxes. Thanks Democrats! Thanks Boomers!

“Greed kills”

Since: Apr 09

Eureka, CA

#9 Jun 10, 2009
Kristina wrote:
Silly Boomers. You shouldn't have bought all those "investment homes," which jacked up the price of housing for future generations. Now, you want me to pay for all of your social services when I still cannot buy a house. Maybe I can also pay for all the homes you bought from lying about your income and using HELOC money to pay for your kids' school and your trips to Tahiti. I see a generational war coming--the younger generations who are having to pay for all the "me me" spending of Boomers and in return will not have SS, cheap housing, a readily-increasing stock market, but instead will just be saddled with debt and high taxes. Thanks Democrats! Thanks Boomers!
It was the past Republican administrations that de-regulated banking. That's where the "liar-loans" were born. It was greedy investment bankers bundling these loans into securities for sale, greedy mortgage banks giving loans to everyone, greedy real-estate brokers selling people homes they knew they couldn't afford, and stupid people buying homes with 'interest only', adjustable mortgages.

You & Bernard sound like broken records blaming Democrats for everything! Wake up!- Greed comes in all flavors.
SandraL

Eureka, CA

#10 Jun 10, 2009
Kristina- Excuse me, but your ignorance and callousness is truly breathtaking.

Yeah- ONLY dems are pushing these cuts- right.

(PLEASE turn off Fox for a day would'ya?)

I worked for many years in the capitol- I can tell you MOST Repubs I knew were the LAST people to care about us; the middle class!

We hear nothing but cuts for kids, seniors, parks, and the disabled from Sacramento- WHERE are the 'good' pols offering to take a pay cut? Give up their perks? cancel that vacation?

People like you and bernard can only blame whoever is in the white house- as if Obama has anything to say about what Arnold and his cronies do!

For Petes sake- at least TRY to educate yourselves before looking so stupid with your comments!
Don

Oakland, CA

#11 Jun 10, 2009
"Governor's budget proposals threaten local senior services"

That is not an entirely true title. It has been the years of a tax and spend, Democratically controlled, State Legislature, who lack priorities and honesty in thought by careless spending with no accountability for the future results.

Now it is the Democrats who must unwind their tangled ball of string. They own it! The Governor merely signs the Bills presented or vetoes them. The Governor is also a (rino). The Left owns this! Give credit where and when credit is do.

The employed have reached critical mass and them chickens are coming home to roost! Did we learn something!

Ps Look at the mess being dreamed up and constructed by B.O. and his ilk in Washington D.C.! This is triggered to ruin this Country several months down the road and even after this one term President is outed.

Prove your point otherwise.
anonymous

Alviso, CA

#12 Jun 10, 2009
" It could mean people having to leave their jobs to care for a dependent family member who currently spends their days at adult day care"

Ok, stay at home at take responsibility for your family. This has been done for hundreds if not thousands of years.

“Greed kills”

Since: Apr 09

Eureka, CA

#13 Jun 10, 2009
Don wrote:
It has been the years of a tax and spend, Democratically controlled, State Legislature, who lack priorities and honesty in thought by careless spending with no accountability for the future results.

Now it is the Democrats who must unwind their tangled ball of string. They own it! The Governor merely signs the Bills presented or vetoes them. The Governor is also a (rino). The Left owns this! Give credit where and when credit is do.
The employed have reached critical mass and them chickens are coming home to roost! Did we learn something!
Ps Look at the mess being dreamed up and constructed by B.O. and his ilk in Washington D.C.! This is triggered to ruin this Country several months down the road and even after this one term President is outed.
Prove your point otherwise.
It's our initiative process, Don. We can put anything on the ballot as a proposition if you get enough signatures on it! There's no provision for funding it, though.
I'm sure you voted to recall Gray Davis and put Arnold in the office. He refused to increase any taxes, let the revenues go into the tank, so now he's a RINO - BS!
AND, if you think Obama is purposely trying to ruin America after what has gone on since the early 80's you've been asleep for the last 30 years.
Kristina

United States

#14 Jun 10, 2009
SandraL wrote:
Kristina- Excuse me, but your ignorance and callousness is truly breathtaking.
Yeah- ONLY dems are pushing these cuts- right.
(PLEASE turn off Fox for a day would'ya?)
I worked for many years in the capitol- I can tell you MOST Repubs I knew were the LAST people to care about us; the middle class!
We hear nothing but cuts for kids, seniors, parks, and the disabled from Sacramento- WHERE are the 'good' pols offering to take a pay cut? Give up their perks? cancel that vacation?
People like you and bernard can only blame whoever is in the white house- as if Obama has anything to say about what Arnold and his cronies do!
For Petes sake- at least TRY to educate yourselves before looking so stupid with your comments!
Actually, you are wrong. Liar loans were actually gained momentum during the Clinton Administration, under the auspicies of ACORN and other liberal organizations which encouraged loosening standards for minorities and deadbeats because owning a home became a national entitlement. Additionally, under the Clinton Administration, capital gains on home appreciation were lifted to their current (outrageous) level of $250,000/person or $500,000/couple. The combination of bad politics and easy lending resulted in the housing bubble, which in turn created the financial malaise.

And, not that I'm a fan of Arnold, but California's representatives have been overwhelmingly democrat since before this crisis began--all that I've seen from the Dems are taxing and bailouts--bailouts of irresponsible "homeowners", bad banks, and a fiscal deficit that has grown FOUR times larger than any previous administration in history.
Kristina

United States

#15 Jun 10, 2009
Might I also mention that Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, and Nancy Pelosi (all Democrats) have received massive contributions from the Banking and Real Estate industries and have been paramount in the attempts to artificially prop up real estate. Really, the only one who had a clue as to the economics behind all this was Ron Paul, but the liberal media shut him down really quickly.

I guess as long as everyone's property value goes up, everyone is happy; never mind the fact that future generations will be saddled with all this debt from the bailouts and the few working stiffs will be paying huge taxes to fund the massive welfare state that is taking hold.
Project Heal

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jun 10, 2009
It is imperative safety net programs that serve the elderly and underserved not be cut. Adult Day Healthcare Centers and In Home Support Services keep them healthy and saves millions of dollars by preventing catastrophic illness and hospitalization.

Get more information and contact your legislator at www. project-heal.com
anonymous

Alviso, CA

#17 Jun 10, 2009
Project Heal wrote:
It is imperative safety net programs that serve the elderly and underserved not be cut. Adult Day Healthcare Centers and In Home Support Services keep them healthy and saves millions of dollars by preventing catastrophic illness and hospitalization.
Get more information and contact your legislator at www. project-heal.com
No, I am sorry to disagree. Everything gets cut. Especially, stuff that is not working or cost efficient. Now it is up to the state leg to make the cuts because "we" who work for a living can't afford to keep others not working.
Tax My Feet

Georgetown, TX

#18 Jun 10, 2009
"For Taking a Walk"!
The problem can be resolved by following the Democrat Party "Circle of Life"

Raise Taxes
Spend more than the taxes you collect
so...
You have to raise taxes again
and you...
spend more than the taxes you collect
so...
You raise taxes again

See it's so easy
and remember a good Democrat always uses tax money to keep his friends happy, first!
Screw you

AOL

#19 Jun 10, 2009
EHSclassOf72 wrote:
Have we had enough of rich people yet ? They always hit the ones who can lest afford it.
It's terror I tell you. They just sit back as people die.
Now what is not tre about that ?
"We" rich people are sick and tired of supporting "you" poor people. Finally, take some responsibility for yourselves.
Huzzla hizzle

Amity, OR

#20 Jun 11, 2009
Indian Giver wrote:
Time to go cannibal and hit the streets of Eureka's mold town to hack up some flesh.
Not if you bump into me and my posse first bich! You are bad medicine Hoopa smacksack.

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