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California: Things are Changing for Worse

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Chango2, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I don't keep up with the news as well as I suppose a proper citizen should. However, I realize sales tax in California goes up to 10% in April. And vehicle registration fees will double. How does this help the economy when people are hurting and now people will have even less money? Also, is it true about the vehicle reg. fees; I've not read about it, was just told.

    Also, in California, if a dealer completes a private party tranfer of a gun, that is, does the paperwork, tax has to be collected. Now I find this to be particularly heinous; it is regressive and involves the state violating the privacy of two individuals as is done with vehicle transfers in Calif. and likely in other states.
     
  2. shooterIII

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    And they are talking about banning black cars.
     
  3. dbcook

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    you can also thank calif for the "misc shop fees" on your bill at any repair shop. dwain
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    California: I'm so glad I retired and moved out of that state. All you California shooters, there are better places to live, except for the weather in Southern California. A lot better places........
     
  5. Chango2

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    I like the So-West Coast of Oregon in the Roseburg area. But Oregonians don't like Californians; when we go to places to settle, it's called "Californication" and we are not entirely welcome. Can't blame "them", who wants more population and a higher demand and price increase on property.

    I do feel that California does have relatiely low tax rates on property..for now. Oregon has higher rates. Given all choices, I'd like to move, when I can, to the Central Coast area of California. Shhh...that's a beautiful area, "poor man's Santa Barbara."
     
  6. waterhouselake

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    What is going on in California is for the parochial interests of the public employees, teachers, law enforcement, firefighters, prison guards, and the rest of the so called public servants. If that isn't an oxymoron. California needs a lot of revenue to provide 80 and 90% retirements to these civil servants. It's not unusual for law enforcement or firefighters to retire at $80-$90K per year with COLA's. Doesn't everybody in the private sector enjoy pensions of that magnitude? Fifty percent of the state budget goes to fund public education K thru college. Plus the teachers and their union will fight tooth and nail to keep the money flowing their way. You certainly do not want to make all students provide a birth certificate or paper work stating their legal right to be in this country. It would also require to much effort for the public employeees to verify any documentation.

    Thirty percent of the state budget goes to support the pillars of the community on the various welfare programs. I get a lot for my tax dollars in this endeavor.

    Lastly, those who are actually capable of "carrying the water" are leaving in droves.
     
  7. zap

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    I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to have moved from Calif. to Idaho. A stste that has for the most part simple commen sense.California is where i was born and lived for a significant portion of my life however there is nothing ,absolutely nothing that could get me to move back there. In a sinple word it SUCKS. The state has everything imaginable available to its people however they either cant take advantage of using it or, it cost them an arm and a leg to do so . Its reallly sad but they made their bed and have to live with it . They are so so liberal that they would make you feal guilty taking a piss in a public toilet without holding the other persons "pecker". Sadly this state has gone to hell with their liberral bull @@@@@@@ and there is no coming back.It is a true statement that it should be called mexifornia as the illegals have literally taken over and sadly the state accepts it.
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Nitro: I could not agree more. It's a shame. California was the greatest place in the world to grow up in (1940's-1960's). Not anymore, it's sad.
     
  9. wolfram

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    California does have some incredible land but dang the people are messed up. The way we detect the presence of a Californian in Nevada is that they are the ones right on your bumper. Seriously, these people just have to ride your tail even when there are only two cars on the road, its like they would get lost if they tried to navigate an open road.

    But generally it is possible to 'hickify' a Californian given a few years of wide open spaces, after that they are okay. Hope we can keep their politics on the west side of the hill. (probably not)
     
  10. cubancigar2000

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    A lot of California folks have moved here to Idaho and you are right, Idahoans do not like it. Their driving sucks.
     
  11. H82MIS

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    folks,,the communists ARE in control,,,

    nobama says all GM warranties will be backed by the government,,,

    how did this happen so fast???,,,he has to go,,,,
     
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