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California lawmakers need federal
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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/6/2020 10:05:29 AM

California’s Legislature now has a pandemic-battered budget plan: Pray, wait and hope for the best. More seriously, Democratic leaders want to postpone the pain carried in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed spending cuts to meet a looming $54.3 billion shortfall. Both the governor and his counterparts in the Legislature know the depth of the problem: a crashing economy, rising jobless and health bills, and no end in sight for the coronavirus threat. Both are leaning on the thin wish that more federal stimulus money will ride to the rescue though that brewing bailout is stalled in Washington. Thank the Republicans in the Senate for refusing


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 6/6/2020 10:11:05 AM (No. 434606)
No! I have a better plan. SPEND LESS MONEY. Start with kicking your bums out of their free hotel rooms.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 6/6/2020 10:37:06 AM (No. 434677)
I got a better idea. Cali, NY, NJ, and Ill. Can comtinue to raise their taxes and send the money to each other.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Calico Al 6/6/2020 10:43:15 AM (No. 434689)
Send Gov Moonbeam a bill for his $77-billion bullet train.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rubinski 6/6/2020 10:43:33 AM (No. 434691)
They could probably completely plug their budget holes by not funding all the expenses of illegal invaders.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 6/6/2020 10:45:10 AM (No. 434700)
#3, "Bullet train".....Oh, my, I had thought it was a "Bulls*** Train".
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TJ54 6/6/2020 10:46:22 AM (No. 434701)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: edgar 6/6/2020 10:47:24 AM (No. 434704)
How 'bout No! You crazy, dumb bastids. Ask the people who voted for you to pay "their fair share" to keep your state afloat.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MMC 6/6/2020 10:51:15 AM (No. 434714)
I believe In Trump language- this is negotiable leverage! Get rid of sanctuary cities Get rid of ballot harvest No mass mail in ballot No welfare to illegal aliens Fed take over budget management for 5 years
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 6/6/2020 10:53:25 AM (No. 434718)
Correction: “California lawmakers need YOUR money to plug budget holes” But don’t you worry, they will spend it wisely and you’ll never know what they spent it in. It will be painless.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: padiva 6/6/2020 10:54:24 AM (No. 434722)
PDT is a professional negotiator. Can you imagine the stipulations that he (PDT) would require? For xxx amount of money, you must do______. For xxx amount of money, you must do_______. Any defaults will void future funds. PDT will demand obedience from the lame governors-----and the economy will flourish.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: padiva 6/6/2020 10:56:16 AM (No. 434727)
Did the gov pull that number out of thin air? Break it down, gov. How did you determine the need for each dollar.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanceLink1 6/6/2020 11:06:59 AM (No. 434741)
Why should I pay taxes for their bad governance, their crappy high speed trains I will never ride, their crappy streets I'll never walk and their hotel rooms for their homeless I will never need? Just because I'm a retired old privileged white guy? Guess again professor. California can go pound sand.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/6/2020 11:14:20 AM (No. 434756)
If they would cut all spending that goes to illegal aliens they wouldn’t need as mail out. The only choice is to raise taxes and increase borrowing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/6/2020 11:19:46 AM (No. 434763)
Total waste of a once upon a time perfectly good state....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/6/2020 11:21:27 AM (No. 434770)
Let them plug their own hole. Plenty of experts available in the San Francisco area.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/6/2020 11:21:50 AM (No. 434773)
Hey SF. before you defund the police departmentt get them to hose down the filth on your sidewalk. Or call in the National Guard to do it.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 6/6/2020 11:33:33 AM (No. 434791)
Yes, the governor and his counterparts know the depth of the problem but it is not what is being cited here. People with functioning brain cells and short-term memories can see that California was in way over it's head back in 2019 and earlier long before the Kung Flu was a thing. Billion dollar transportation boondoggles, inflated salaries and pensions for public workers and politicians, regular pandering to organized crime labor unions, kickbacks to democrat donors and productive people fleeing the state because they can't take it any more - in other words, the same things that corrupt democrats have been doing for years. None of the above qualify for a federal bailout.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/6/2020 11:34:22 AM (No. 434792)
I’ll plug their hole with my boot.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: curious1 6/6/2020 11:53:54 AM (No. 434829)
Not one taxpayer dollar to any of these leftard run holes. They made their bed, they need to lie in it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: aasilver 6/6/2020 11:55:14 AM (No. 434832)
NOT A PENNY!!! - and I'm a Californian.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/6/2020 11:56:01 AM (No. 434833)
#1 + 100 upticks
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JimBob 6/6/2020 11:58:10 AM (No. 434835)
Agree with all the great posts above. CA and NY/NJ, with all their uber-rich tech 'wizards' and uber-rich entertainers always denigrating us rubes in Flyover Country. Pay your OWN dang bills!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/6/2020 11:58:17 AM (No. 434836)
Self-inflicted holes should be self-filled in. Especially by a self-described "nation-state."
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Reply 24 - Posted by: janjan 6/6/2020 12:13:31 PM (No. 434857)
Newsom wants to drag out the lockdown to further destroy the economy and then make a grab for federal tax funds to help their State hand out the money to illegal immigrants. They of course see nothing wrong with this. We should all be happy to help.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/6/2020 12:20:13 PM (No. 434867)
Give me an "F"! Give me a "U"...!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: anniebc 6/6/2020 12:32:48 PM (No. 434887)
Wasn't the goal all along to bankrupt the state in order to seal their power? I hope they have fun ruling over failure.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: anniebc 6/6/2020 12:34:22 PM (No. 434889)
Poster 10, have we figured out what happened to that large sum of money we gave to Baltimore yet?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/6/2020 12:42:25 PM (No. 434905)
California legislators praying? HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Reply 29 - Posted by: moonlightflip 6/6/2020 12:50:05 PM (No. 434915)
NO! not a damn dime!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: red1066 6/6/2020 1:00:45 PM (No. 434929)
We're constantly being told that California has the fifth largest economy in the world. If it's that big, they can bail themselves out of it. Don't ask us puny states to do it.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/6/2020 1:18:35 PM (No. 434943)
There is a little hitch. Fed government runs on deficits, even Republican deficits. This year what, President Trump ? 3 TRILLION dollars ? No wonder the DOW s up.. Don't make me file taxes on my income. JUST PRINT IT ALL.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: jasmine 6/6/2020 2:12:39 PM (No. 435003)
Let them explain to their constituents how they can always find money for illegal aliens, but can't do the same for American citizens.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mike22 6/6/2020 2:29:44 PM (No. 435023)
Gavin and his democrat supermajority (from LA and San Francisco region) spew money in every direction except in the direction of the working taxpayers who fund their inane schemes. There is an enormous list of things that could be cut. But he starts with things that hurt those same taxpayers. Don't encourage him.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: pigop 6/6/2020 2:56:26 PM (No. 435062)
Why plug holes? Start eliminating your bloated bureaucracy first then will discuss. And I live in California!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Peeps 6/6/2020 4:19:28 PM (No. 435121)
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Omen55 6/6/2020 7:04:55 PM (No. 435223)
LOL! Can they even imagine the price Trump would demand?! Start with every illegal getting rounded up. Your bed fools now clean it up.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 6/6/2020 10:56:24 PM (No. 435445)
Until you clear your state of Democratic politicians no amount of money will improve your budget.
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