Record-High 60% of Californians Say They Pay Too Much Tax
Original post made by jimf01 on Apr 13, 2014
Just last year voters approved Prop 30, a regressive tax that hits the working poor hardest, and California voters elected a supermajority of Democrats to the CA Senate and Assembly.
Californians now pay the highest income tax rates, the highest sales tax rates, and the highest gasoline tax rates in the 50 states.
Why are California voters now complaining?
Maybe it is because they are starting to realize what they are getting in 'return' on the 'investments' (the Democrats favorite word for new taxes).
We get a new Bay Bridge that is already rusting. Along with that we have many very poor quality roads all around the state Web Link
Maybe it is because our schools are some of the worst in the country Web Link
Maybe it is because the taxpayers see criminals being released from jails at a record pace Web Link
It would cause one to wonder, if we are failing in three very basic categories: schools, public safety, and roads, what are the people in Sacramento doing with all the money they collect from us?
on Apr 13, 2014 at 9:56 am
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on Apr 13, 2014 at 10:53 am
That's it. Our daughter just got accepted at all the UC's, but we're all moving to Wyoming or N. Dakota because the schools are so much better there, especially rodeo bull riding and ice hockey, than the mediocre slop we have to select from the UC system. I'd much rather be surrounded in my community by U of North Dakota grads than all the liberal boobs from Stanford, Berkeley, Cal Poly, and so on. That's why Wyoming and N. Dakota are such better places to live then California.
Actually, I lied a bit. Our daughter did not get accepted into any of the UC's. They told us it's because the level of competition is too steep, with applicants applying from all over the world. But the truth is that the UC system is allowing anyone of color into there helloed halls.
ps Where does the Constitution say anything about state taxes? Do we live in California or Uzbekistan?
on Apr 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm
I attended UCB as a graduate student! I was so HAPPY when I was accepted. UCB is highly competitive so I had to work my butt off to graduate!
I loved meeting brilliant students from all over planet earth! I was thrilled to meet so many international scholars.
I'm sorry to read that your daughter wasn't accepted. She might consider re-applying.