California could set record with budg...

California could set record with budget impasse

There are 22 comments on the The Reporter story from Sep 16, 2010, titled California could set record with budget impasse. In it, The Reporter reports that:

California lawmakers are on the brink of setting a record, but it's not one that is likely to boost their abysmal approval ratings among voters.

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silly people

Calgary, Canada

#1 Sep 16, 2010
These welfare examples that they list make me want to throw up. When did it become the taxpayers problem to support kids of people that cannot afford to have them in the first place. (Note, these examples are not young people) What happened to people being responsible for their own actions. I am tired of having to pay my taxes for other peoples mistakes or lack of planning. I hope we never agree on a budget if these poster children of the left are the best reasons that they can come up with.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#2 Sep 16, 2010
As goes California goes the United States. Basic uneducated human nature wants thinks for free while educated human nature says that someone has to work to pay for those freebies. As the group of under educated increases due to the govt. schools preaching socialism with words and actions (teachers unions) there will be even more demand for free stuff.
The liberal courts in California overturned the will of the people by opening up social services to illegals as if they had a right to taxpayer money.
The chickens are coming home to roost, and the brain dead zoombies still don't get it. They think that the gravy train will continue running and running and they only want to get their increased shares of what they feel is an unending supply of funds.
Sam Toliver

United States

#3 Sep 16, 2010
We made the free choice to destroy our childrens' future hopes and dreams when we elected the anti citizen Legislative majority and must accept the consequences.
Spit On Calif Politicians

Brisbane, CA

#4 Sep 16, 2010
They can't do anything right and every damned thing they touch, they ruin.

The gravy train is ending State and Local Government parasites---the money from DC will stop and then you will get your just desserts.

Your comeuppance is at hand.
cjh

Fullerton, CA

#6 Sep 16, 2010
California used to be the pride of the nation. Now we're an embarassment.
Oscar S

United States

#8 Sep 17, 2010
cjh wrote:
California used to be the pride of the nation. Now we're an embarassment.
Vote Brown and Boxer. Prove that we are serious about being "less than".
realist

Greensboro, NC

#9 Sep 17, 2010
Brown and Boxer are total losers. It they are the best that California has to offer, it will never dig itself out the hole it's in.
Willas

San Jose, CA

#10 Sep 17, 2010
The state of California is wicked and needs to repent and put their faith in Jesus and then it will grow and that's the only way, remember a dog returns to it's own vomit.
John

Walnut Creek, CA

#11 Sep 17, 2010
realist wrote:
Brown and Boxer are total losers. It they are the best that California has to offer, it will never dig itself out the hole it's in.
Anyone placing their hopes on Meg Whitman should know that she will probably be a RINO, just as the present governor is. Granted, she'll probably do big things for major corporations but will be as useless as udders on a bull as far as small businesses and employment goes.

That and with the massive number of illegals in this state (many who vote legal or not), you can bet the store that we will see another liberal Democrat majority in the state legislature.

Vote for None of the Above or, take yourselves and business out of state. Idaho, Utah or Nevada remain business friendly states.
Pat Robbins

United States

#12 Sep 17, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>Anyone placing their hopes on Meg Whitman should know that she will probably be a RINO, just as the present governor is. Granted, she'll probably do big things for major corporations but will be as useless as udders on a bull as far as small businesses and employment goes.
That and with the massive number of illegals in this state (many who vote legal or not), you can bet the store that we will see another liberal Democrat majority in the state legislature.
Vote for None of the Above or, take yourselves and business out of state. Idaho, Utah or Nevada remain business friendly states.
No private business or private citizen can long survive in a pitiful, constantly devalued Marxist Sanctuary State.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#13 Sep 17, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>Anyone placing their hopes on Meg Whitman should know that she will probably be a RINO, just as the present governor is. Granted, she'll probably do big things for major corporations but will be as useless as udders on a bull as far as small businesses and employment goes.
That and with the massive number of illegals in this state (many who vote legal or not), you can bet the store that we will see another liberal Democrat majority in the state legislature.
Vote for None of the Above or, take yourselves and business out of state. Idaho, Utah or Nevada remain business friendly states.
I left California after the liberal superior court over ruled the will of the people on benefits for illegals. My caculations were that more and more illegals would be moving in since the attraction of milk and honey would be to great to turn down. prepare yourself for one of the greatest tax increases that you have ever seen.
r sanchez

United States

#14 Sep 17, 2010
realist wrote:
<quoted text>I left California after the liberal superior court over ruled the will of the people on benefits for illegals. My caculations were that more and more illegals would be moving in since the attraction of milk and honey would be to great to turn down. prepare yourself for one of the greatest tax increases that you have ever seen.
Most smart citizens are doing all in their power to refugee out but real estate is worthless now.
John

Walnut Creek, CA

#15 Sep 17, 2010
Does anyone truly believe that the people we voted into the State Legislature will actually act in the interest of We the People? The same legislature, most of which allows corporate and special interest lobbyists to draft a good portion of the legislation which is voted on and passed to the Governor for his signature into law?

Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but you have to wonder, how much influence do these lobbyists have on the actual election processes in this state which get their lackey politicians elected again, again and again (besides generous monetary contributions to the campaigns.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#16 Sep 17, 2010
r sanchez wrote:
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Most smart citizens are doing all in their power to refugee out but real estate is worthless now.
I thougth the same until I realized that the same conditions evident in Ca, are present everywhere, You might not get top dollar in Ca, but you will not have to pay top dollar where you locate. Home values are still higher there than elsewhere and if your property is in good condition, it will sell.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#17 Sep 17, 2010
John wrote:
Does anyone truly believe that the people we voted into the State Legislature will actually act in the interest of We the People? The same legislature, most of which allows corporate and special interest lobbyists to draft a good portion of the legislation which is voted on and passed to the Governor for his signature into law?
Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but you have to wonder, how much influence do these lobbyists have on the actual election processes in this state which get their lackey politicians elected again, again and again (besides generous monetary contributions to the campaigns.
It's not just special interests that are messing up the state, corruption in Sacramento has a part in it. It will take a taxpayer revolt and getting new blood in the entire political process. Check out how much it is taking to prop up the pensions for govt. The teachers, police, prison guards and firemen unions are going to sink the ship of Ca.
Pat Robbins

United States

#18 Sep 17, 2010
realist wrote:
<quoted text>It's not just special interests that are messing up the state, corruption in Sacramento has a part in it. It will take a taxpayer revolt and getting new blood in the entire political process. Check out how much it is taking to prop up the pensions for govt. The teachers, police, prison guards and firemen unions are going to sink the ship of Ca.
Hopefully the pols who crafted Pension Spiking will do major time for their crime against the citizens of California.
Corrupt-O-Crats

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Sep 18, 2010
silly people wrote:
These welfare examples that they list make me want to throw up. When did it become the taxpayers problem to support kids of people that cannot afford to have them in the first place.(Note, these examples are not young people) What happened to people being responsible for their own actions. I am tired of having to pay my taxes for other peoples mistakes or lack of planning. I hope we never agree on a budget if these poster children of the left are the best reasons that they can come up with.
Didn't you hear ????? YOU go to work everyday to support someone who doesn't ...
Corrupt-O-Crats

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Sep 18, 2010
realist wrote:
<quoted text>It's not just special interests that are messing up the state, corruption in Sacramento has a part in it. It will take a taxpayer revolt and getting new blood in the entire political process. Check out how much it is taking to prop up the pensions for govt. The teachers, police, prison guards and firemen unions are going to sink the ship of Ca.
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"The teachers, police, prison guards and firemen unions are going to sink the ship of Ca."

Correction, they already have ... Sorry, just had to throw that in ...
Mike

United States

#21 Sep 18, 2010
California is backed in a corner with no way out. Like a mini DC.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#22 Sep 18, 2010
Corrupt-O-Crats wrote:
<quoted text>
Quote:
"The teachers, police, prison guards and firemen unions are going to sink the ship of Ca."
Correction, they already have ... Sorry, just had to throw that in ...
And on top of that they come back to the well every year with the same old story about needing even more money to improve the education that students receive. They've used the same line for the last thiry-fourty years and have received the increased funding year after year and the educational system is still rotten. The police union always claim that any reduction in officers/compensation/benefits will only increase the criminal element. Seems like the criminal activity increases to meet the increased benefits of the police budget. Check out the benefits that the police were receiving in Vallejo. Vallejo declared bankruptcy.

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