Re: Mark B Eureka, CA"Sure, someone has to sacrifice to balance the
books, right?"California, the state that wanted to borrow
against tomorrow's lottery revenue earnings to pay yesterday's bills.
No word on where they expected to get the money to pay tomorrow's bills.In Utah if we don't have it we don't spend it. In California
everybody and everything is taxed up to the eyeballs. I hope you aren't
expecting Utah taxpayers to fund California's liberal spending disaster.
Sure, someone has to sacrifice to balance the books, right? Let's just make
sure it's not the rich who reap benefits from all kinds of public
institutions. Better to stick it to the pensioners.
Re: Mark B Eureka, CAWhen seeking financial advice it helps to go to
someone with a proven track record of success. What does California have to
offer except for a track record of deficit spending and bankruptcies. Voters in San Diego and San Jose finally got wise and overwhelmingly approved
ballot initiatives to cut retirement benefits for city workers. The unions have
sued but they will lose .... just like they did in Wisconsin.
If R-man has advice for California, and it seems he does, then he should either
cross the open borders to deliver it personally or detail it in these posts,
which are no doubt monitored by CA officials looking for Beehive State wisdom,
especially if it's free.
Re: Mark B Eureka, CA"So if sincere Americans ask Mr. Grover what
should be done to reduce the deficit, his only reply would be "Ask someone
who cares." California currently is drowning in a sea of red ink
to the tune of $40.7 billion dollars. They started 2012 year with a projected
deficit of over $9 billion that has jumped to almost $16 billion, and Stockton,
CA has gone bankrupt.When it comes to advice on the national debt
the last thing we need is advice from anyone living in California.
So if sincere Americans ask Mr. Grover what should be done to reduce the
deficit, his only reply would be "Ask someone who cares."
Nobody likes to pay taxes but we live in a civilized society and we need to fund
our government for the betterment of everyone. Everyone should pay their fair
share of taxes including the wealthies of Americans. The deficit needs to be
controled and we need a balance budget but not on the backs of middle income
Americans while the rich just keep getting richer. We here time and again about
the huge income gap that in now the norm. The tax breaks just seem to benifit
the wealthy and corporations. I understand Mitt Romney wants to offer a tax
break on interest and capital gaines. Well I don't know about you all but
my interest earned last year gave me a tax break of about $16. So Republican
congress don't extend the tax break for the rich. Maybe that is a start in
leveling the taxes for everyone but much more needs to change. A compromise with
reduced spending along with an increase in tax is the only solution.