Schwarzenegger to eliminate many health, social programs for the poor.

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  1. rhamson profile image75
    rhamsonposted 8 years ago

    The budget deficits in California is forcing the elimination of many programs as a possible answer. Without any other forms of raising revenue are the additional taxes going to start just as the economy is waking up?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c … 027D28.DTL

    1. RKHenry profile image75
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You'd think being the conservative man he is, would eliminate the unbearable confinements of small business taxes that CA has on it businesses, and create a governmental body of less government, imposing their will on all businesses period in CA.  It is cheaper to film a picture in any other state of the union, than in CA.  Hollywood, Hollywood is for show, and to rake in millions of tourist dollars.  Nothing is film there anymore.  The taxes are so high, that it is cheaper to travel all the way to New Zealand, shoot the film there, and travel back home to America. 

      You'd think, that Arnie boy, being the conservative he claims to be, would do something about those taxes.  But no- instead he decides to rob from the poor.  I wonder where he got that idea, Robin Hood perhaps and the story of King John?  Ironic.

      1. RKHenry profile image75
        RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That this- pay for the social programs with pot taxes.  It is time for this country to get realistic.  It is time for us to stop making things illegal.  It costs the American taxpayers trillions of dollars, basically, on wasted lawyer fees, jail cells, court costs, legislative fees, and so on.

        It is time to legalize pot- and tax the shit out of it.

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Legalize and tax marijuana.  Problem solved.  Anything else? I'm kind of busy today.

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is there enough revenue to support this claim.  What kind of figures are we talking about?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        One of the most brilliant individuals I have ever met wrote a hub on this very topic smile

        1. rhamson profile image75
          rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          But with a proposed $50 tax on an ounce of pot is it feasible to expect people to not just grow it for themselves and eliminate the additional expense?

          http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162- … 03544.html

          http://www.canorml.org/background/CA_legalization2.html

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Do people grow their own tobacco?  Brew their own beer?  Yes to both in very limited quantities.  If you think homegrown weed will be done on a grand scale, you seriously over estimate the work ethic of the majority of stoners.

            I need a nap now.

            1. leeberttea profile image51
              leebertteaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Except pot is alot easier to grow, it is just a weed after all.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Easier than brewing beer?  The actual labor for brewing a 5 gallon batch takes roughly 2 minutes.  The mixture does the rest.

                Growing good pot is considerably more difficult.

                1. leeberttea profile image51
                  leebertteaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I've grown it. All I did was put some seeds in the ground. I had six foot tall plants in a couple of months with nothing by rain water and no fertilizer. It doesn't get easier than that. If it was legal I'd fill my back yard with it and sell it myself.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    That's very interesting.  In fact I'd like to come over and discuss this with you personally.  Where do you live?

            2. rhamson profile image75
              rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I think you underestimate the cost factor when such serious taxing makes it so expensive.  With more people growing their own pot on a far grander scale than homebrew or grow tobacco, the competition will be the consumer and not the scale it is produced by commercial enterprise.

              Maybe if you think you are the official word on the subject I think your haste to dismiss the problem with one solution to the budget crisis with local governments is far more complex than you offer.

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Long overdue smile

  4. leeberttea profile image51
    leebertteaposted 8 years ago

    He's not the only one. Check out what Greece is required to do to get aid!

    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysi … 21&p=2

  5. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    There's no way they will be dumb enough to raise taxes. The pot thing would probably help, but I don't know if it would be enough, or be fast enough.  It does seem long over due.

  6. TMMason profile image67
    TMMasonposted 8 years ago

    Yeah!!!

    ALL HAIL THE SOCAILIST PARADISE CALIFORNIA!!!!

    It'll be great when we're all bankrupt.

    START THE AUCTION>... can I get a bid on Los Angeles.... Do I hear 5 dollars!!!... cmcmcmcmcmc lemme hear a 5

  7. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Arnie was the Terminator, so he can do whatever he wants!

  8. TMMason profile image67
    TMMasonposted 8 years ago

    You gotta do, what your gotta do.

    It is that simple.

    Of course don't throw out the ones, illegals, that don't belong. They only eat up most of your debt.

    We, America, are not going to support states that have sanctuary cities anymore. You want to promote unlawful activity... you pay the price.

    When your broke... too bad. Cut your shit.

  9. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Somebody has to pay for the programs or they have to go.

    Who and what should be cut.

    The Federal Government loaned the State of California $8 Billion.  How are they going to repay it?  They aren't.

    So the real issue is what should or shouldn't be cut, and can programs which have no funding be maintained?

    He has to cut something.

    Instead of social programs maybe he should consider cutting road construction, schools, water treatment?

    Something has to go.  Or of course they can just tax everyone more.

 
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