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Richard Mazzucchi - Positive Point: Brown, Boxer, and Reed have what we need

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Richard Mazzucchi is a retired research engineer specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Robert Red Bluff

Chico, CA

#1 Nov 1, 2010
As a former Republican I couldn't agree with your analysis of our current situation more. It is sad to see what has become of the Republican Party, but it is even more sad to see how the low information and undereducated voters fall into line with these extremely dishonest people who put winning above all else.
I don't know how many election cycles it is going to take for working people and poor people to see that when Republicans win they altimately lose.

Great Analysis Today

Thanks
givemeabreak

Redding, CA

#2 Nov 1, 2010
Are you serious? The Democrats have contolled this State for decades. They have run more business out of California than any other State. You are obviously not a business owner and must be a SEIU member. I can't wait until the State goes broke and can't pay for all the crap the Democrats have put in place.
Red Bluff Libertarian

United States

#3 Nov 1, 2010
givemeabreak wrote:
Are you serious? The Democrats have contolled this State for decades. They have run more business out of California than any other State. You are obviously not a business owner and must be a SEIU member. I can't wait until the State goes broke and can't pay for all the crap the Democrats have put in place.
You can't wait for the state to go broke?

Are you kidding me? What an uplifting, constructive message.

{BTW, Mazz owns a small business, a start-up.}
tanya

Chico, CA

#5 Nov 1, 2010
Red Bluff Libertarian wrote:
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You can't wait for the state to go broke?
Are you kidding me? What an uplifting, constructive message.
{BTW, Mazz owns a small business, a start-up.}
In case anyone is interested, THE STATE IS ALREADY BROKE! Not only in $$$$$ terms but in reality. Stop blaming each others choice of party, they both have wronged us through the years because we have re-elected them over and over. We are in the same delima here with our own elections.

We even have a fox, Jeff Moyer, caught in the hens house and he thinks so little of the Cities dignity that he thinks it is ok to run for the City Council again and our own City Chamber of Commerce lets him think that.
Respectful effort

Chico, CA

#6 Nov 1, 2010
tanya wrote:
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In case anyone is interested, THE STATE IS ALREADY BROKE! Not only in $$$$$ terms but in reality. Stop blaming each others choice of party, they both have wronged us through the years because we have re-elected them over and over.....
Say it often, every chance you get.
Save America

Redding, CA

#8 Nov 1, 2010
Please buy American made products when you can, and give to wonderful charities like our local Salvation Army. WE are all God's children.
Sue

Hartford, CT

#9 Nov 1, 2010
I don't know where you have your head up but you are crazy to think that Brown, Boxer, and Reed are good for our Country. Its people like them who are perpetuating the mess out country is in today. I know you are about my age so you must have CRA (can't remember anything) because Brown was a terrible governor. He is only promising anything to get elected. He will tax us too if he gets in office as governor of California just like our current president promised he wouldn't tax anyone under 125 thousand a year if elected but is now taxing us all.
Red Bluff Libertarian

United States

#11 Nov 1, 2010
Sue wrote:
I don't know where you have your head up but you are crazy to think that Brown, Boxer, and Reed are good for our Country. Its people like them who are perpetuating the mess out country is in today. I know you are about my age so you must have CRA (can't remember anything) because Brown was a terrible governor. He is only promising anything to get elected. He will tax us too if he gets in office as governor of California just like our current president promised he wouldn't tax anyone under 125 thousand a year if elected but is now taxing us all.
Sue, could you please detail what new taxes Pres Obama has subjected you to?
Round-up Man

Sloughhouse, CA

#12 Nov 1, 2010
I guess when your head is stuck in the sand and your a diehard democrat you believe that career politicians are the way to go. I personally believe that they should all go and we the people who are not party voters or tea partiers vote to bring in candidates that can bring sanity back to once was a great country. Vote NO on brown,boxer and reed.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#13 Nov 1, 2010
Red Bluff Libertarian wrote:
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Sue, could you please detail what new taxes Pres Obama has subjected you to?
In my case and as of Jan. 1 2011 under the new rules of the healthcare bill, my flex spending account at work will have increased limitations on income that I will be able to set aside before before being taxed.

The flex spending account(cafeteria plan)is MY pre taxed income set aside for my and my dependents for medical care, medical insurance premiums, and child care.
Not only has that amount been decreased, but as of Jan.1, the the type of healthcare and medications that I can use MY MONEY in MY flex spending account will exempt as a qualified expense.

Next year the same thing will happen until the program is completely discontinued.

In addition, those individuals who use Medical Savings Accounts (MSA's)as a way to medically insure themselves have tax free contributions decreased and ways to use it decreased in the same way the Medical flex spending account is. All the way to a phase out.

Now mind you Robert, these programs are for middle class employees and small business people who pay for their Medical insurance, now, and in my case the last 20 years. Clearly, not part of the problem regarding healthcare, we are subjected to an increase in taxes and diminished coverage. Furthering our burden by those who were making claims that they were, "fixing healthcare".

Now Robert, I can go on and give you a few more examples. But I'm sure after my very clear and very true explanation on this one example.....next week you'll be asking, "could you please detail what new taxes Pres Obama has subjected you to?"

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#14 Nov 1, 2010
I'm so sorry RBLibertarian, I confused you with RBRobert...forgive me.

We so need a edit option here.
Red Bluff Libertarian

United States

#15 Nov 2, 2010
Respectful Effort: we almost need a table of contents to keep track of the players here :-)

Thank you for your response; I understand what you are saying there about the FSA plans. I will also be affected since I use mine to the max.

However, I don't really consider changes in the usage of a tax-preferred program a "new tax". That's why I was asking Sue for specifics... and I DO appreciate your civil response.

And you're right: for most people I would ask, again, what new taxes Obama has subjected them to. Most wage-earners got a tax decrease through the stimulus plan, and the administration has attempted to extend the "Bush tax cuts" of '01 and '03 to the majority of people. I am not aware of any specific tax that has been increased on the majority of people.

As long as people discuss politics according to what they have been convinced is true, vs facts, you can be assured that I'll keep asking questions. Sometimes I even learn something!!!
Pat Johnston

Stockton, CA

#16 Nov 2, 2010
Robert Red Bluff wrote:
As a former Republican I couldn't agree with your analysis of our current situation more. It is sad to see what has become of the Republican Party, but it is even more sad to see how the low information and undereducated voters fall into line with these extremely dishonest people who put winning above all else.
I don't know how many election cycles it is going to take for working people and poor people to see that when Republicans win they altimately lose.
Great Analysis Today
Thanks
Couldn't agree more.
Pat Johnston

Stockton, CA

#17 Nov 2, 2010
givemeabreak wrote:
Are you serious? The Democrats have contolled this State for decades. They have run more business out of California than any other State. You are obviously not a business owner and must be a SEIU member. I can't wait until the State goes broke and can't pay for all the crap the Democrats have put in place.
There are overpaid public and appointed officials. Take their money away. Thank God for SEUI. Otherwise the Republicans would be "taxing' the shrinking middle class. Who do you think the middle class is? It's the people working for government. They make a livable wage with benefits. That is the way it used to be. We used to have many good paying jobs with benefits. They were the jobs at the mills and manufacturing jobs that now abide in other countries.

What do you call it when governemnt wants to take money away from middle income, so they can pay their bills. It's called taxing the middle class. If the Republicans want to tax some one. Tax the rich. Stay out of our pockets. Otherwise, there won't be any middle class left. We're the only ones making it right now. Like the rest of America, we are barely keeping up with the increasing cost of living. Take away our ability to make a livable income and we will start losing everything. How is that good for the country. So don't buy into this rhetoric that we are overpaid or over-benefited. We are being paid enough to live on. We need more unions, not less. To control the greed of the truly powerful. The politicians! Both sides!
Mac

United States

#18 Nov 2, 2010
Pat Johnston wrote:
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Couldn't agree more.
I was about to put out an APB on you. Glad your back.
givemeabreak

Redding, CA

#19 Nov 2, 2010
Pat Johnston wrote:
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There are overpaid public and appointed officials. Take their money away. Thank God for SEUI. Otherwise the Republicans would be "taxing' the shrinking middle class. Who do you think the middle class is? It's the people working for government. They make a livable wage with benefits. That is the way it used to be. We used to have many good paying jobs with benefits. They were the jobs at the mills and manufacturing jobs that now abide in other countries.
What do you call it when governemnt wants to take money away from middle income, so they can pay their bills. It's called taxing the middle class. If the Republicans want to tax some one. Tax the rich. Stay out of our pockets. Otherwise, there won't be any middle class left. We're the only ones making it right now. Like the rest of America, we are barely keeping up with the increasing cost of living. Take away our ability to make a livable income and we will start losing everything. How is that good for the country. So don't buy into this rhetoric that we are overpaid or over-benefited. We are being paid enough to live on. We need more unions, not less. To control the greed of the truly powerful. The politicians! Both sides!
Are you a Union member? I am and have been for 38 years. My union never found me a job and probably cost me one or two. They get $22 per hour for doing nothing. They take my dues and spend what they want to elect Democrats without asking if I want to. They protect the worse employees in my field. Unions had their day but it has long passed. They are just like the government poorly run and mismanaged. Our retirenment is slashed our medical has been cut to pieces and they keep bargaining for more fringes. We have priced ourselves out of the market. The people that need the breaks are the ones who put in on the line, small business owners. They risk their assets every day just to stay in business. And all the while the same Democrats that the unions want in office make it harder and harder to do business with unreasonable regulations and demands. Don't lecture me on how great unions are.
Liberal Regressive

Toms River, NJ

#21 Nov 2, 2010
Robert Red Bluff wrote:
As a former Republican I couldn't agree with your analysis of our current situation more. It is sad to see what has become of the Republican Party, but it is even more sad to see how the low information and undereducated voters fall into line with these extremely dishonest people who put winning above all else.
I don't know how many election cycles it is going to take for working people and poor people to see that when Republicans win they altimately lose.
Great Analysis Today
Thanks
As a former democrat, I could not disagree more.
Mick

Chico, CA

#23 Nov 3, 2010
givemeabreak wrote:
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Are you a Union member? I am and have been for 38 years. My union never found me a job and probably cost me one or two. They get $22 per hour for doing nothing. They take my dues and spend what they want to elect Democrats without asking if I want to. They protect the worse employees in my field. Unions had their day but it has long passed. They are just like the government poorly run and mismanaged. Our retirenment is slashed our medical has been cut to pieces and they keep bargaining for more fringes. We have priced ourselves out of the market. The people that need the breaks are the ones who put in on the line, small business owners. They risk their assets every day just to stay in business. And all the while the same Democrats that the unions want in office make it harder and harder to do business with unreasonable regulations and demands. Don't lecture me on how great unions are.
That was excellent! It's the unreasonable regulations and demands that have businesses packing.
Aaron Snodgrass

AOL

#24 Nov 4, 2010
Hey Mazzuchi! All those Green jobs you saved by defeating Prop 23 are going to China! Funny, the announced this the day after the election!
Solar company Solyndra to close factory, cut jobs
November 3, 2010 | 6:28 pm
It isn’t easy being green for Solyndra Inc., the controversial Bay Area solar power system manufacturing company.
The company said Wednesday that it is shuttering one of its factories to save $60 million in capital expenditures, laying off 40 employees and letting the contracts for more than 100 temporary workers expire.
All this despite a $535-million federal loan guarantee, more than $1 billion in private equity funds and supportive visits from luminaries such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and President Barack Obama.
Solyndra has had a tough year. Its founding chief executive, Chris Gronet, stepped down and the company abandoned plans for a much-anticipated initial public offering because of difficult market conditions.
Now, Solyndra is closing down its first factory just months after opening its second, where the company said expansion will be delayed. Instead of reaching 610 megawatts of production capacity by 2013 as initially planned, the company will aim for up to 300 megawatts.
Competition from other solar panel makers is a major culprit. Manufacturers in Chinaespecially are offering hard-to-beat prices. Solyndra’s cylindrical copper indium gallium selenide solar cells are also more expensive to produce than most.
Perhaps there was a hint at the recent Solar Power International trade show, where Solyndra representatives said that the company planned to cut costs in half over the next year after already halving them over the last eight months.
Then again, they also said Solyndra intended to boost capacity 250% this year and next.
--Tiffany Hsu
Pat Johnston

Hereford, AZ

#25 Nov 5, 2010
Mac wrote:
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I was about to put out an APB on you. Glad your back.
Walnut harvest. Thanx for worrying.

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