All of you wailing about "democrats and taxes" should look at what Utah
Republicans are doing to you. Hint: it starts with "tax".
This is just another way of California bleeding the people to fund the ever
burgeoning massive retirement system of CALSTERS.It never ends.
This is one reason why many are leaving California.
Why does this dumb idea not surprise me about CA lawmakers? Hey, if
I cannot own a nice house, tax everyone else and give me one too!
Just don’t give our legislators any more ideas...
I propose a tax on new-car buyers so I can get a free new car as I am not able
to afford one on my own. Sounds fair to me.
Another reason not to live in California (the list of reasons is getting very
Wrong!! California cannot do the tax thing without a vote of the
people ------ unless they spell it f-e-e- or s-u-r-c-h-a-r-g-e (or perhaps
something else creative?)
Hmmm, sounds a lot like the tea tax and stamp tax for the 13 colonies. I think
we should learn from our country's founding. California should teach its
people to do charity work, not simply request more taxes. To quote
Disney's Robin Hood "Double the taxes! Triple the taxes! Squeeeeeeeze
it out of them."
Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money.
California legislators never saw a tax they did not like
This morning, the owners of WhatsApp and GroupMe are clinking their champagne
glasses. Seriously, this tax would be so easy to get around
it's not even funny.
Wow. The fact that CA wants to tax something is not surprising. The fact that CA
wants to give any money to a fund for "low income residents" to get
cellphone access isn't surprising. Even the fact that CA politicians can,
with a straight face, justify this idea as a good idea isn't surprising.No, what's surprising is that no CA politician seems to consider the
possibility that those who will have to pay the "text tax" will
simply...wait for it...STOP TEXTING!!
Can Democrats govern me better than I can govern myself? That's is what I
ask every time I observe how Democrats want to govern (control) me or you! My
answer is always the same: Check out any Democrat-run city — for example,
Detroit, Baltimore, Flint, San Francisco or Ferguson — and you will not
find a well-run "paradise" that Democrats promise! My conclusion is that
it is always better to govern one's self than to be misgoverned by
California has the most social programs in the country but also the highest
poverty rate in the country. To fund all their programs they need to keep
squeezing the taxpayer, but it is having little effect on the poverty rate. It
just doesn't work.
How many more "rights" can California (and progressive Democrats
everywhere) come up with? Are they going to tax tattoos next to help low
income people be able to afford tattoos? Perhaps they should tax surf-boards to
help low income people enjoy the right of surfing. Many of the things that
are seriously debated and eventually become law in California really would fit
better in the realm of late night comedy.
This is why more and more moving out of California....who they voted for is
taxing them to death. What is really wrong is they move to other states and
want the states they move into to be just like California because they vote for
the same things that they left California for....makes no sense. California is
beautiful but you can have that state.
If we are going to subsidize anything, it should be education, not smart phones.
We should work towards opportunity, not creating more "rights".
Socialism has never worked in the history of the world. Sooner or later the
masses that work get tired of being taken advantage of by the politicians and
couch-potatoes and there is a revolt. If they can't afford a phone, why
take it out of the publics pocket - get a job.
The main objective of this and all Democrat policy is to force compliance and
control other people's lives! Of course if those who do not wish their
lives to be controlled by Democrats object, they must be vilified! We see it
Democrats never met a tax they didn't like.
I would want to know the the efficacy of this program before adding more
taxes.Regardless, there are many ways to get around this tax by
using text apps, which will likely become a big deal in CA.
Right and California gas and car registration taxes were designed for road and
bridges only. Now it all goes to the general fund. California has huge
problems with state employees making the big bucks with retirement programs that
are gold lined. They are taxing everything possible to save the pensions, but
they can't stop spending more for welfare and other benefits associated
with being a state that loves open boarders.
You get what you vote for.Take the earnings from citizens and giving
it to others is simply theft.
"...a new plan that would ask mobile phone users to pay a fee for
texting..."You mean, a new plan that would REQUIRE mobile users
to pay a fee."The plan would specifically ask text messaging
users to pay taxes that would fund programs..."You mean, REQUIRE
text messaging users to pay taxes."...those consumers who create
greater texting revenues may pay a bit more, whereas consumers using more voice
services may pay less..."Really? Some people's bills will
go down? I don't believe it.
It’s ideas like this that make Democrats and California look really bad.
Democrats want to regulate and tax us cradle to grave, just like Obama said
during his last campaign.