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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    texas is the third largest state,with the third largest debt,makes sense in a given order of population to income.yet texas has vastly improved infrastructure with its debt,something i havent seen cali do much,infact when i lived in cali,its infrastructure was among the worst of the 50 states,due to busget cuts yet 30 years ago every state looked to cali as the marvel of western infrastructure.

    also to note states like new jersey and chicago are extremely close to texas,yet only have a fraction of the population.,in terms of population to debt ratio,texas ranks very high compared to most other states.
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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You call Mr. Frugal Jerry Brown... living on a lavish lifestyle? You clearly don't know much about Jerry Brown.


    Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around
    Jerry Brown grated on many Californians when he was governor three decades ago, but his style seems to fit the state's mood well now, as he 'is making frugal fashionable, finally.'

    He dismantled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cigar-smoking tent that was ensconced on the Capitol grounds. He took the former Hollywood star’s giant “Conan the Barbarian” sword off the wall of the governor’s office, and replaced the polished walnut boardroom table with a pinewood picnic table.

    “I want people when they come in my office to know they’re on a hard surface,” he says.

    He has stood on a coffee table for news conferences, lives in a former Chevy dealership, walks to work, and not only flies commercial, but coach-class on the state’s least-expensive airline. And without an entourage.


    Not to mention the huge surpluses Jerry Brown is running following the crushing deficits left by AHHHnold.
    Uh.....I said nothing about Jerry Brown.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You call Mr. Frugal Jerry Brown... living on
    a lavish lifestyle? You clearly don't know much about Jerry Brown.


    Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around
    Jerry Brown grated on many Californians when he was governor three decades ago, but his style seems to fit the state's mood well now, as he 'is making frugal fashionable, finally.'

    He dismantled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cigar-smoking tent that was ensconced on the Capitol grounds. He took the former Hollywood star’s giant “Conan the Barbarian” sword off the wall of the governor’s office, and replaced the polished walnut boardroom table with a pinewood picnic table.

    “I want people when they come in my office to know they’re on a hard surface,” he says.

    He has stood on a coffee table for news conferences, lives in a former Chevy dealership, walks to work, and not only flies commercial, but coach-class on the state’s least-expensive airline. And without an entourage.


    Not to mention the huge surpluses Jerry Brown is running following the crushing deficits left by AHHHnold.
    LOL...what surplus ?

    I promise they run a deficit in 2014.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You call Mr. Frugal Jerry Brown... living on a lavish lifestyle? You clearly don't know much about Jerry Brown.


    Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around
    Jerry Brown grated on many Californians when he was governor three decades ago, but his style seems to fit the state's mood well now, as he 'is making frugal fashionable, finally.'

    He dismantled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cigar-smoking tent that was ensconced on the Capitol grounds. He took the former Hollywood star’s giant “Conan the Barbarian” sword off the wall of the governor’s office, and replaced the polished walnut boardroom table with a pinewood picnic table.

    “I want people when they come in my office to know they’re on a hard surface,” he says.

    He has stood on a coffee table for news conferences, lives in a former Chevy dealership, walks to work, and not only flies commercial, but coach-class on the state’s least-expensive airline. And without an entourage.


    Not to mention the huge surpluses Jerry Brown is running following the crushing deficits left by AHHHnold.
    Huge surpluses?



    Brown confiscated all Community Redevelopment Funds from around the state, crushing revitalization in cities around the state, pulling billions of local taxes from those cities. He has forced services back on Counties and Cities throughout the state causing major cutbacks in services to the poor and needy. He pushed California to have the highest income, sales, and corporate taxes in the nation.

    Brown has done nothing to cure the existing massive liability on state employee pension pay and benefits. Brown is pushing the Browndoggle train to nowhere which will cost taxpayer $250 billion in it's first 20 year of operation.

    And you mention surpluses?


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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Huge surpluses?



    Brown confiscated all Community Redevelopment Funds from around the state, crushing revitalization in cities around the state, pulling billions of local taxes from those cities. He has forced services back on Counties and Cities throughout the state causing major cutbacks in services to the poor and needy. He pushed California to have the highest income, sales, and corporate taxes in the nation.

    Brown has done nothing to cure the existing massive liability on state employee pension pay and benefits. Brown is pushing the Browndoggle train to nowhere which will cost taxpayer $250 billion in it's first 20 year of operation.

    And you mention surpluses?

    Hrmmm a post with conjecture and no links. Can't say I'm surprised.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Hrmmm a post with conjecture and no links. Can't say I'm surprised.
    And when I do go to the effort, what will you do?

    Sorry, you're so off the reservation, there is little hope of getting back to the teepee.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Hrmmm a post with conjecture and no links. Can't say I'm surprised.
    Here's a taste. I'll be gentle and only post this. Posting the rest wouldn't be humane.

    UPDATE: State Legislature Moves To Take Away $2 Billion In Community Redevelopment | Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH)

    California's communities face take-away of $2 billion over two years in community redevelopment funding putting thousands of construction jobs at risk

    (from Housing CA. and the CA. Redevelopment Assoc.) The California Legislature passed a take away of $2.05 billion in redevelopment funds as part of a 30-bill package to close most of the State's current budget deficit. The State intends to take $1.7 billion in FY 2009-10 and another $350 million in FY 2010-11 (which will be deposited in county "Supplemental" Educational Revenue Augmentation Funds (SERAF) to be distributed to meet the State's Prop 98 obligations to schools). The Governor is expected to sign all bills in the budget package.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Here's a taste. I'll be gentle and only post this. Posting the rest wouldn't be humane.

    UPDATE: State Legislature Moves To Take Away $2 Billion In Community Redevelopment | Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH)

    California's communities face take-away of $2 billion over two years in community redevelopment funding putting thousands of construction jobs at risk

    (from Housing CA. and the CA. Redevelopment Assoc.) The California Legislature passed a take away of $2.05 billion in redevelopment funds as part of a 30-bill package to close most of the State's current budget deficit. The State intends to take $1.7 billion in FY 2009-10 and another $350 million in FY 2010-11 (which will be deposited in county "Supplemental" Educational Revenue Augmentation Funds (SERAF) to be distributed to meet the State's Prop 98 obligations to schools). The Governor is expected to sign all bills in the budget package.

    Nice link to uhhh... SCANPH.org about a bill that was introduced in a story written around what looks to be 2008. Here's a NY Times article from May 2013:


    California Faces a New Quandary, Too Much Money

    After years of grueling battles over state budget deficits and spending cuts, California has a new challenge on its hands: too much money. An unexpected surplus is fueling an argument over how the state should respond to its turn of good fortune.

    The amount is a matter of debate, but by any measure significant: between $1.2 billion, projected by Gov. Jerry Brown, and $4.4 billion, the estimate of the Legislature’s independent financial analyst. The surplus comes barely three years after the state was facing a deficit of close to $60 billion.

    At first glance, the situation should be welcome news in a state overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats, who have spent much of their time slashing programs they support. After last November’s elections, the party has two-thirds majorities in the Assembly and the Senate, relegating Republicans almost completely to the sidelines.

    Instead, the surplus has set off a debate about the durability of new revenues, and whether the money should be used to reverse some of the spending cuts or set aside to guard against the inevitable next economic downturn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You call Mr. Frugal Jerry Brown... living on a lavish lifestyle? You clearly don't know much about Jerry Brown.

    Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around
    Jerry Brown grated on many Californians when he was governor three decades ago, but his style seems to fit the state's mood well now, as he 'is making frugal fashionable, finally.'

    He dismantled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cigar-smoking tent that was ensconced on the Capitol grounds. He took the former Hollywood star’s giant “Conan the Barbarian” sword off the wall of the governor’s office, and replaced the polished walnut boardroom table with a pinewood picnic table.

    “I want people when they come in my office to know they’re on a hard surface,” he says.

    He has stood on a coffee table for news conferences, lives in a former Chevy dealership, walks to work, and not only flies commercial, but coach-class on the state’s least-expensive airline. And without an entourage.


    Not to mention the huge surpluses Jerry Brown is running following the crushing deficits left by AHHHnold.
    This is true, but I'm still no Jerry Brown fan. I disagree completely with many of his ideologies, particularly breaking the back of rural Californians by imposing annual "fire fees" aka taxes, on everyone outside the Bay Area, Los Angeles/SanDiego, and Sacramento population centers. I'm also mad as hell about his support of allowing illegals to have California driver's licenses which, under state law, will serve as proof of citizenship, allowing them to vote.

    But the man has always been a humble-living, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kinda guy... and I would have puked in the voting booth if I had tried to vote for Meg Whitman.

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    Re: (L.A.) Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And that includes a free house and most of his day on the taxpayer dole.
    When Jerry Brown was governor of Cali before he turned down living in the governor's mansion to live in a rented apartment. You don't know what you are talking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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