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2009-05-13 Home Front: Politix
Here comes California's May 19 Rebellion
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Posted by Fred 2009-05-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10800 views ]  Top

#1 ...And if the state doesn't get its way, there are plenty of 'interest groups' who will be happy to take it to a friendly court and have taxes imposed there. You heard me right - I think that we will see taxes laid down on American citizens by unelected judges.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2009-05-13 06:25||   2009-05-13 06:25|| Front Page Top

#2 Mike,
The courts have imposed taxes on school districts for years decades. If the citizens voted down a bond issue that the courts deemed was necessary for the good of the children they forced its passage anyway.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-05-13 07:22||   2009-05-13 07:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Glenmore,

You are absolutely right - and not just taxes, either. I've seen judges actually plan to impose controls on whether or not you could move out of a school district. I should have been a bit more precise; I think you are going to see taxes levied at the STATE level instead of local/county for just schools.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2009-05-13 08:51||   2009-05-13 08:51|| Front Page Top

#4 Calizimbabwe growing pains. No worries.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-05-13 09:07||   2009-05-13 09:07|| Front Page Top

#5 The judges should be the first to be thrown out of office. Unelected tyrants.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-05-13 09:23||   2009-05-13 09:23|| Front Page Top

#6 Follow the record of a federal judge who imposed a 'tax surcharge' on an entire state. SCOTUS's weasel wording in overturning the tax was that the judge had failed to exhaust all other means before imposing it, meaning that the judiciary [like the old English Crown] reserves the power to impose taxes, even though the founding fathers specifically declared that the power only resides in the legislative branch. It's an Anglo-American position held since the English Civil War which predated our own war of independence by over a hundred years.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-13 09:23||   2009-05-13 09:23|| Front Page Top

#7 OC Register reports legislation will be passed by this summer to ban all big screen TVs in California.

Heh. I expect a revolt!!
Posted by Zorba 2009-05-13 11:58||   2009-05-13 11:58|| Front Page Top

#8 I think they are going after the large screen Plasma TVs which are less energy efficient.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-13 12:22||   2009-05-13 12:22|| Front Page Top

#9 I think they are going after the large screen Plasma TVs which are less energy efficient.

..but usually cheaper. The Poor(tm) hit worse. Oh, the humanity. Big screens only for the effluent affluent. Don't worry Poor(tm), they 'feel your pain' which makes it OK.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-13 12:59||   2009-05-13 12:59|| Front Page Top

#10 Well, you can knock me down,
Step in my face,
Slander my name
All over the place.

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my HDTV!!!

Posted by Zorba 2009-05-13 13:30||   2009-05-13 13:30|| Front Page Top

#11 Just mailed my Absentee Ballot with "No" across the board.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-13 14:16||   2009-05-13 14:16|| Front Page Top

#12 Not just NO. HELL NO!!!
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-05-13 14:40||   2009-05-13 14:40|| Front Page Top

#13 Arnold got his orders to throw in with the voters the last time Caliphornia had a batch of anti-public union referenda on the ballot and they all lost. The people of Caliphornia have gotten what they voted for. By the time the advertising is done, I can't imagine they will defeat these efforts to further consolidate the hold of the unions on the state and the Democrat puppets who run it. But if they do, 2010 will be a very interesting year.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2009-05-13 17:43||   2009-05-13 17:43|| Front Page Top

#14 Can I vote on whether or not the Obama and the Congressional Democrats bail out California with my tax money?
Posted by DMFD 2009-05-13 18:14||   2009-05-13 18:14|| Front Page Top

#15 Part of the problem is that the feds are already interfering with California. Arnold apparently wanted to cut wages of some unionized health care workers. The unions called Washington, and Obama threatened to withhold stimulus money if they cut the workers wages.
I lived in California last year while working on a contract. The ads and counter ads during election season drove me nuts.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia">Rambler in Virginia  2009-05-13 20:41||   2009-05-13 20:41|| Front Page Top

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