Democrats propose $10 billion tax hik...

Democrats propose $10 billion tax hike on wealthy

There are 13 comments on the Ledger Dispatch story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Democrats propose $10 billion tax hike on wealthy. In it, Ledger Dispatch reports that:

The proposed $10 billion tax increase on the wealthy that Democrats unveiled Wednesday has been criticized by Republicans as standard tax-and-spend dogma out of their old political playbook.

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Since: Dec 07

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#1 Jul 10, 2008
I realize most people do not enjoy the idea of tax increases. But, I think we're going to have to bite the bullet on this one.

I am a former state worker and I know first-hand of the waste in State Government spending. It has been going on for years and I don't see this changing anytime soon.

If we are to insure that our public school system, seniors, elderly, disabled and other social programs succeed, a tax increase is the only possible solution.

BTW, I have heard the budget stalemate could go into October. We will see how reliable my source is in the days ahead.
Have_A_Xanax

San Mateo, CA

#2 Jul 10, 2008
One must follow the proper contingencies and inter workings of the system to actually analyze the overall situation insuring there is no brown out that would affect the box fan in my crackerbox ant colony apartment.

Since: Oct 07

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#3 Jul 10, 2008
My spouse keeps firing these inept copper-domed Dons, when a balanced budget is not passed in a timely fashion. Each time, they ignore it. And, should not. This is a member of their constituency. They need to hear those voices. And WILL not.

I hear what you're saying,_Have_A_Heart_. EVERY bureaucracy has it's dead-weight. We NEED to cut out about 30% on the management level --- not the people who actually WORK, and work with the Public who pays their salaries, but the chair-warmers and obstructionists. However, as you said, it's not going to happen any time soon.

We also NEED to have salaries for those copper-domed Dons rolled back at least five years, and kept there until they've learned how to pass a balanced budget, on time. I know, I know, they've deliberately set it up so that it can't happen, legally. That makes me very unhappy.

However inevitable a tax increase appears, it can not keep going on. If these copper-domed Dons are having trouble paying the bills, then, so is John Q. Public. Our Legislature needs to find answers that do NOT involve sticking their dirty fingers in an already empty wallet!

<HUG><HUG>

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#4 Jul 10, 2008
Fifth Generation wrote:
My spouse keeps firing these inept copper-domed Dons, when a balanced budget is not passed in a timely fashion. Each time, they ignore it. And, should not. This is a member of their constituency. They need to hear those voices. And WILL not.
I hear what you're saying,_Have_A_Heart_. EVERY bureaucracy has it's dead-weight. We NEED to cut out about 30% on the management level --- not the people who actually WORK, and work with the Public who pays their salaries, but the chair-warmers and obstructionists. However, as you said, it's not going to happen any time soon.
We also NEED to have salaries for those copper-domed Dons rolled back at least five years, and kept there until they've learned how to pass a balanced budget, on time. I know, I know, they've deliberately set it up so that it can't happen, legally. That makes me very unhappy.
However inevitable a tax increase appears, it can not keep going on. If these copper-domed Dons are having trouble paying the bills, then, so is John Q. Public. Our Legislature needs to find answers that do NOT involve sticking their dirty fingers in an already empty wallet!
<HUG><HUG>
I agree with you Fifth. But it is the responsibility of California taxpayers to insure that the Legislature does their job in a manner we see fit. Unless "we the people" start speaking up, there will be no change to the current system and we will continue to find ourselves in a budgetary mess.

<HUG>
have_a_banana

San Jose, CA

#5 Jul 10, 2008
and don't forget your lithium.
Ferenczy

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 10, 2008
Have_A_Heart wrote:
I realize most people do not enjoy the idea of tax increases. But, I think we're going to have to bite the bullet on this one.
I am a former state worker and I know first-hand of the waste in State Government spending. It has been going on for years and I don't see this changing anytime soon.
If we are to insure that our public school system, seniors, elderly, disabled and other social programs succeed, a tax increase is the only possible solution.
BTW, I have heard the budget stalemate could go into October. We will see how reliable my source is in the days ahead.
So by what your saying, State Government is extremely irresponsible and wasteful in their spending which you don't see changing anytime soon. So the solution is to just go ahead and deal with higher tax increases if we still want good schools, disabled, etc.

Am I the only one who isn't so accepting to just bend over and let the government screw me for some more tax money? If they are mismanaging and wasting funds now, whos to say they won't do it again with any funds they recieve through tax increases. Besides, rich people are rich for a reason. They now how money works and how to use it to make more money to offset anything tax increase the government throws at them.

The system is broken. The sheep need to wake up soon and stand up against wasteful government spending and mismanagement. It seems to me we are becoming the very thing that the first immigrants fled England to escape. Big government taking big taxes and not giving enough back to the people.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#8 Jul 11, 2008
diduKnow your ISP location bounces all over the US? Who's your provider? Could it be you're a troll?
lastwords: You can't spell.
USMC

New Canaan, CT

#9 Jul 12, 2008
Why are we going to tax people who did nothing but work hard and make money? they should be punished for doing the right thing. This country is sick we reward the poor for not working and punish the rich for being succesful i fall under enither category i am lower middle class but one day i hope to work hard and become upper class and i don't see why someone who does that should be taxed more because they didn't fail why even try anymore the gov will just take your money and give it to those who don't
Upset

AOL

#10 Jul 12, 2008
Obama's new plan will set up a government office to see to it that pay parity for all workers will exist. This is how it will work for example if a kindergarden teacher that has went to college for 4 years to get her job when compaired to a truck driver that went to a driving school for 8 weeks since the truck driver gets paid more that will be considered unfair so either the truck driver should get a pay cut or the teacher a raise. It is already the law to give equal pay for equal work but Obama's new plan goes to far to set up his socialist agendas

Since: Jul 07

Stockton, CA

#11 Jul 12, 2008
Fifth Generation wrote:
My spouse keeps firing these inept copper-domed Dons, when a balanced budget is not passed in a timely fashion. Each time, they ignore it. And, should not. This is a member of their constituency. They need to hear those voices. And WILL not.
I hear what you're saying,_Have_A_Heart_. EVERY bureaucracy has it's dead-weight. We NEED to cut out about 30% on the management level --- not the people who actually WORK, and work with the Public who pays their salaries, but the chair-warmers and obstructionists. However, as you said, it's not going to happen any time soon.
We also NEED to have salaries for those copper-domed Dons rolled back at least five years, and kept there until they've learned how to pass a balanced budget, on time. I know, I know, they've deliberately set it up so that it can't happen, legally. That makes me very unhappy.
However inevitable a tax increase appears, it can not keep going on. If these copper-domed Dons are having trouble paying the bills, then, so is John Q. Public. Our Legislature needs to find answers that do NOT involve sticking their dirty fingers in an already empty wallet!
<HUG><HUG>
Another in a long line of wisdom filled posts you have graced us with Fifth!!

Since: Apr 08

Republic of Texas

#12 Jul 12, 2008
USMC wrote:
Why are we going to tax people who did nothing but work hard and make money? they should be punished for doing the right thing. This country is sick we reward the poor for not working and punish the rich for being succesful i fall under enither category i am lower middle class but one day i hope to work hard and become upper class and i don't see why someone who does that should be taxed more because they didn't fail why even try anymore the gov will just take your money and give it to those who don't
They're not talking about hard workers.... They're talking about the wealthy who don't do a thing but collect dividends that they inherited from Great Grandmother Winthrop and their bills are paid by a CPA .... They do nothing to justify their existence but travel, drive Bentleys, Maybachs and cars we ordinary people don't even know about, shop in places we've never heard of, order incredibly expensive yachts and don't know anything about the real world. You DO know the custom yacht business is booming, don't you? We're suffering shock from the price of gas but they're not a bit worried about the price of anything.
Fred C Dobbs

United States

#13 Jul 13, 2008
USMC wrote:
Why are we going to tax people who did nothing but work hard and make money? they should be punished for doing the right thing. This country is sick we reward the poor for not working and punish the rich for being succesful i fall under enither category i am lower middle class but one day i hope to work hard and become upper class and i don't see why someone who does that should be taxed more because they didn't fail why even try anymore the gov will just take your money and give it to those who don't


Either a rush linbaugh teet sucking parrot or the dumbest human alive. No one "works hard" and acquires the wealth this one percent has.

Since: Jul 07

Stockton, CA

#14 Jul 13, 2008
Fred C Dobbs wrote:
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Either a rush linbaugh teet sucking parrot or the dumbest human alive. No one "works hard" and acquires the wealth this one percent has.
Excellent point!! One you will not see in the corporate "liberal" media...

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