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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Based upon your screen name that is where you live, Disneyland where fantasy is reality and reality doesn't actually exist
    Nope....unlike you I recognize the difference between fantasy and reality.
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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    MYTH: California has the highest taxes in the nation

    FACT : California is a high-income state with a wide range of revenue sources. Besides local and state taxes, California collects fees, assessments and other taxes. Taking into account all of those sources of revenue, California has a very moderate tax rate. The percentage of average income Californians pay in all taxes, which is a measure of tax burden, is reasonable compared to other states. Using that measure of tax burden, California ranks number 17 behind states like Alaska, Wyoming and North Dakota that have a higher tax burden per capita.

    MYTH: California's high-taxes and cost of doing business is driving businesses and jobs to states with fewer regulations

    FACT: California loses very few jobs from businesses leaving the state. In fact, only 11,000 jobs leave the state annually out of a total of 18 million jobs. That's only 0.06% of California's total jobs that are lost by businesses moving out of state. The biggest job creation and loss engine are businesses opening, expanding, shrinking and closing within the state due to normal business cycles-very few businesses leave the state to our neighbors.

    California has lost fewer jobs than our ostensibly "business-friendly" neighboring states. California does not rank in the Top 10 of states suffering job loss from 2008-09 and three of our five neighboring states lost more jobs than California. Our low-tax neighbors of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon had over 6.5% job loss, while California only had 4%. Even notoriously low-tax, little regulation states like Florida and the Carolinas have suffered more job losses than California.

    MYTH: Businesses will not come to California because of our high-taxes and high-wages

    FACT: Businesses chose their locations for many different reasons including the tax burden, but also based on other criteria such as infrastructure, education and skill level of the workforce, access to intellectual and natural resources and many others. In that regard, California has an advantage because of our natural and human resources and the high concentration of research and technology centers. In addition, California workers are among the most productive with an annual average output that is 13% higher than in other states.

    However, we are in danger of losing our competitive edge. Budget cuts result in crumbling roads, under-funded education systems that fail to educate the workforce, traffic-clogged highways that slow delivery and inadequate housing stock. California businesses can't be globally competitive when they don't have the infrastructure to perform. That is what will drive business from the state.

    MYTH: California already taxes everything

    FACT: Actually, California has many untapped sources of revenue that other states regularly tax. We could raise billions from the following immediate changes, with little impact on small businesses:


    $855 million: Oil Severance Tax of 9.9% on any oil pumping from California soil or water (California is the only oil-producing state without one.)

    $2 billion: Close the corporate loophole on Proposition 13 and raise the rates on assessments of corporate property.

    $1.1 billion: Impose a tax on services, similar to the sales tax. California only taxes 21 of a possible 168 services that many states tax. In contrast, Washington and New Mexico tax 158 different services.

    $470 million: Raise the corporate income tax by only 0.46% which barely keeps pace with the 557% net profit corporations saw from 2001-05 in California.
    TOTAL: $5.725 Billion

    If there's one thing we've learned from our nation's deep financial crisis it's that when a group of Republicans come together and start scheming about de-regulation, everyone, including small business, should be concerned. Very concerned.

    CA Labor :: California's Business Climate -- Myths & Facts
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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You obviously have zero understanding of California. What "entitements" do we have in California that are unique to California. And you are aware, are you not that massive cuts have been made to programs in California. But....you probably aren't educated on those things or would simply choose to ignore it.
    Obviously, apparently the debt isn't real, the high taxes aren't real, the high unemployment isn't real, the massive numbers on California minimum wage aren't real, the companies fleeing the state isn't real. Do you ever get out of Disneyland? You really need to get off the computer and actually get out into the community and see what is going on.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Obviously, apparently the debt isn't real, the high taxes aren't real, the high unemployment isn't real, the massive numbers on California minimum wage aren't real, the companies fleeing the state isn't real. Do you ever get out of Disneyland? You really need to get off the computer and actually get out into the community and see what is going on.
    Those pesky facts again:

    Texas: The minimum-wage state - San Antonio Express-News

    From a TEXAS source even. Texas is tied with Mississippi as the state with the highest number of minimum wage workers.

    Why do you think they call Texas "The minimum wage state"?
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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    MYTH: California has the highest taxes in the nation

    FACT : California is a high-income state with a wide range of revenue sources. Besides local and state taxes, California collects fees, assessments and other taxes. Taking into account all of those sources of revenue, California has a very moderate tax rate. The percentage of average income Californians pay in all taxes, which is a measure of tax burden, is reasonable compared to other states. Using that measure of tax burden, California ranks number 17 behind states like Alaska, Wyoming and North Dakota that have a higher tax burden per capita.

    MYTH: California's high-taxes and cost of doing business is driving businesses and jobs to states with fewer regulations

    FACT: California loses very few jobs from businesses leaving the state. In fact, only 11,000 jobs leave the state annually out of a total of 18 million jobs. That's only 0.06% of California's total jobs that are lost by businesses moving out of state. The biggest job creation and loss engine are businesses opening, expanding, shrinking and closing within the state due to normal business cycles-very few businesses leave the state to our neighbors.

    California has lost fewer jobs than our ostensibly "business-friendly" neighboring states. California does not rank in the Top 10 of states suffering job loss from 2008-09 and three of our five neighboring states lost more jobs than California. Our low-tax neighbors of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon had over 6.5% job loss, while California only had 4%. Even notoriously low-tax, little regulation states like Florida and the Carolinas have suffered more job losses than California.

    MYTH: Businesses will not come to California because of our high-taxes and high-wages

    FACT: Businesses chose their locations for many different reasons including the tax burden, but also based on other criteria such as infrastructure, education and skill level of the workforce, access to intellectual and natural resources and many others. In that regard, California has an advantage because of our natural and human resources and the high concentration of research and technology centers. In addition, California workers are among the most productive with an annual average output that is 13% higher than in other states.

    However, we are in danger of losing our competitive edge. Budget cuts result in crumbling roads, under-funded education systems that fail to educate the workforce, traffic-clogged highways that slow delivery and inadequate housing stock. California businesses can't be globally competitive when they don't have the infrastructure to perform. That is what will drive business from the state.

    MYTH: California already taxes everything

    FACT: Actually, California has many untapped sources of revenue that other states regularly tax. We could raise billions from the following immediate changes, with little impact on small businesses:


    $855 million: Oil Severance Tax of 9.9% on any oil pumping from California soil or water (California is the only oil-producing state without one.)

    $2 billion: Close the corporate loophole on Proposition 13 and raise the rates on assessments of corporate property.

    $1.1 billion: Impose a tax on services, similar to the sales tax. California only taxes 21 of a possible 168 services that many states tax. In contrast, Washington and New Mexico tax 158 different services.

    $470 million: Raise the corporate income tax by only 0.46% which barely keeps pace with the 557% net profit corporations saw from 2001-05 in California.
    TOTAL: $5.725 Billion

    If there's one thing we've learned from our nation's deep financial crisis it's that when a group of Republicans come together and start scheming about de-regulation, everyone, including small business, should be concerned. Very concerned.

    CA Labor :: California's Business Climate -- Myths & Facts
    Let me know with such a wonderful business climate and incredibly friendly tax structure why California has such high debt and such an entitlement mentality?

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Those pesky facts again:

    Texas: The minimum-wage state - San Antonio Express-News

    From a TEXAS source even. Texas is tied with Mississippi as the state with the highest number of minimum wage workers.

    Why do you think they call Texas "The minimum wage state"?
    The facts as you want to claim ignore that the study is only for states paying the Federal Minimum wage not their own state minimum wage which in California is $8 an hour. I would have thought you would know what the minimum wage was in California and the fact is there are 3 times the number of people making California minimum wage vs Texans making the Federal minimum wage

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Those pesky facts again:

    Texas: The minimum-wage state - San Antonio Express-News

    From a TEXAS source even. Texas is tied with Mississippi as the state with the highest number of minimum wage workers.

    Why do you think they call Texas "The minimum wage state"?
    Such delusion.

    I travel the country far and wide constantly. I'm in LA all the damn time. Good gosh, what a decrepid, all-or-nothing bastion of me-me-me nothingness that craphole is. Nice weather though.

    Meanwhile, people in Texas - LOTS of people in Texas - thrive. There is opportunity dripping from the sky, and money goes a long, long way thanks to the policies and practices of the state as a whole.

    You found a story from a little pocket of Democrats who are wanting desperately to get those "minimum wage" folks qualified as U.S. Citizens. Nothing more.

    Detroit, Chicago, New York, Boston, DC, LA.....been to them all a ton, and the whining, bitching, and complaining is so pervasive, it's no wonder there's such a vacuum of spirit and neighborly decency in any of them.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    New York, Boston it's no wonder there's such a vacuum of spirit and neighborly decency in any of them.
    9/11 and the Boston bombing proved otherwise.

    I really don`t understand what it must be like.

    To have a brain that looks at the world through such black and white terms.

    "These states have slightly different viewpoints than I do... THEY ARE WORTHLESS SWINE".

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Such delusion.

    I travel the country far and wide constantly. I'm in LA all the damn time. Good gosh, what a decrepid, all-or-nothing bastion of me-me-me nothingness that craphole is. Nice weather though.

    Meanwhile, people in Texas - LOTS of people in Texas - thrive. There is opportunity dripping from the sky, and money goes a long, long way thanks to the policies and practices of the state as a whole.

    You found a story from a little pocket of Democrats who are wanting desperately to get those "minimum wage" folks qualified as U.S. Citizens. Nothing more.

    Detroit, Chicago, New York, Boston, DC, LA.....been to them all a ton, and the whining, bitching, and complaining is so pervasive, it's no wonder there's such a vacuum of spirit and neighborly decency in any of them.
    funny....all the whining and bitching and complaining that is so pervasive in LA...is not coming from LA. The whining and bitching is generally coming from the people who are not lucky enough to live here.
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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    The facts as you want to claim ignore that the study is only for states paying the Federal Minimum wage not their own state minimum wage which in California is $8 an hour. I would have thought you would know what the minimum wage was in California and the fact is there are 3 times the number of people making California minimum wage vs Texans making the Federal minimum wage
    funny how those BLM numbers that you love so much aren't so loveable when the facts destroy your myths.
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