This may be a dumb question, but how do you raise the sales tax only on those making over $250,000 a year?
If we do run a surplus, will we get a tax refund? I'm not going to hold my breath. Remember C. Northcote Parkinson's First Law of Government - "Expenditure always rises to meet income".
Just so's I have this straight...
They raised taxes instead of balancing the budget, so now the people who still have a job are paying more and getting less, and are now even more likely to be laid off due to fact that job creators are getting their pockets picked even harder.
Hooray for taxes!
If this is true, the State can refund all of the Cal-Fire tax monies ("Fees") collected, and return to the policy of funding public safety as a top priority!
Isn't it wonderful to finally have some real leadership?
Michigan Slim ,you have to be kidding me?Leadership?Where?They didnt fix anything,they just have made it harder for people already barely getting by,fixing it,with leadership would have been cut Welfare,cut Pork,cut Politician Pay,and benefits....thats leadership....not robbing me!!
How does a smaller deficit make a surplus? Is that like people thinking when they buy they are SAVING?
There will be no surplus, only more spending, then yet another tax hike.
That is so not going to work, does he think we are all dummies? Once we hit $249,000 we will all take the rest of the year off.
OBOY OBOY Surplus more pork barrel projects here we go and more giveaways for the ones who don't pay taxes.. It's to bad the extra surplus is not going to educate the kids.............
This sounds a little oxi-morron to me. How can you have both a surplus and a deficit at the same time. With liberals at the helm it means they get to spend more of the tax payer money instead of being responcible "with californians hard earned dolars" and pay down even more of the deficit that "might" excist. Wake up and see through this cloud of b.s. I trust no one that says this review is non biased. You know that they are when they don't have to point that out.
If I remember correctly we the people voted to cut welfare 25% about 16 years ago and then some moron judge decided we the majority didn't have the right to do that. I believe he said it was discriminatory or some such nonsense. Am I correct or just out there in la la land again ????
Shhhhhhhhh..... I can hear the sound of Democrats writing more checks already....
Seriously, we voted a temporary tax increase to eventually balance our budget and close the deficit. So, yes, a possible future surplus a few years out but that does not mean we should return to overspending.
@whoknew.......Its seems the judges in this state have made a HABIT of that. Closer and closer to a Dictatorship. SCARY STUFF!!!!!
Wake up!! "Job creators" is a term used by the ill-informed. And "success" is not measured by one's bank account. Unless you believe that an enlisted soldier is not "successful", or maybe a teacher? or your preacher? Come on over from the dark side- or just keep on shopping at Wal-Mart.
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