How Calif. will spend its billions

How Calif. will spend its billions

There are 6 comments on the SFGate story from Jan 9, 2014, titled How Calif. will spend its billions. In it, SFGate reports that:

In this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo California Gov. Jerry Brown appears at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

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Dan Salazar

United States

#1 Jan 10, 2014
Governor lied to get the largest tax increase ever in any State in American History and now he will squander it all. California is a Ship of Fools.
Old Wing

Glendale, CA

#2 Jan 10, 2014
Did you notice the "Smug" look on that arrogant puss ??? He is so proud of his tax increase and the fact that he has more money that he can find things to waste it on.. Just give him time.. I understand his train fiasco is still underfunded.. This tax & spend business plan is unsustainable and the pyramid is tilting over... I won't be long now..
Old Wing

Glendale, CA

#3 Jan 10, 2014
It won't be long now ..
LB resident

Monterey Park, CA

#4 Jan 10, 2014
He'll need it to fund the building of water desalinization plants that will dot our coastline, thanks to our lack of water due to his making California a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.

Then he'll have to raise taxes to pay for that water, since currently we pay about 10 cents a gallon, and water desalinization, which uses a TON of fossil fuel energy btw, will cost one dollar a gallon at the beginning, and fluctuate with oil prices..

I keep reminding people that Southern California is a desert region, with an imported, finite water supply, but few people seem to get it.
Old Wing

Glendale, CA

#5 Jan 10, 2014
Desalinization never gonna happen..Can you only imagine how many anchovies would be endangered.. Look what almost happened to the Delta Smelt.....
Every time I hear a talking head with the weather forecast say "we need the rain".. I say for what? I watered my lawn yesterday, and that's the only benefit I see from the rain.. Because with all the engineering available, we're still not smart enough or capable enough (with minimal exception) to keep the water from running down concrete rivers and into the Pacific Ocean.
And I'm bettin the farm, taxes go up again long before any serious discussion regarding desalinization.
Jackson

Monterey Park, CA

#6 Jan 10, 2014
Old Wing wrote:
Desalinization never gonna happen..Can you only imagine how many anchovies would be endangered.. Look what almost happened to the Delta Smelt.....
Every time I hear a talking head with the weather forecast say "we need the rain".. I say for what? I watered my lawn yesterday, and that's the only benefit I see from the rain.. Because with all the engineering available, we're still not smart enough or capable enough (with minimal exception) to keep the water from running down concrete rivers and into the Pacific Ocean.
And I'm bettin the farm, taxes go up again long before any serious discussion regarding desalinization.
You left out reconditioned sewage. Orange County is already doing it. They "clean" the crap and urine from the water, and bring it back to the taps. People can rationalize anything to get what they want, and they'll rationalize and vote for raw sewage treatment plants to regenerate our water supplies.
You may be right though that the biggest selling point of California is our unindustrialized beaches, but it's not going to be a matter of "if," but a matter of "when."
Illegals have been coming here and having 3 kids apiece for decades. The anchor babies grow up and have 3 kids apiece. They need water, and a place to urinate and defecate. California will become the self-generating outhouse of the United States, just like Mexico is the outhouse of the northern hemisphere.
Citizens of this state who are young will allow it to happen, because they don't know what it was like when California was great. They were born into the morass, and that's all they know.

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