California is SO bad that

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by Bayou Tiger, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    5,362
    Likes Received:
    1,952
    Y'all laugh even GAFAW at my disdain for the left and it's enviromental and climate change crowd but this is just what these insane clowns wants for our country. They use enviromentalism and climate as a tool to fundamentally change the country into a socialist utopian nightmare. Rex was a typical radical liberal and his type is not uncommon at all in states like California, New York and Massachusetts and other liberal states. Better run as fast as you can from the left save yourself and your country. Keep your powder dry while your at it.
     
    watson1880 likes this.
  2. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes Received:
    4,597
    Good point.
    There are a few restaurants that already make you ask. It's so stupid. I can't think of anything more gross than sipping straight out of a glass that some other person used not knowing if the restaurant uses all the proper washing and sterilizing processes. Hell, how many times has everyone sent back a plate or utensil because it had food on it? I've sent back a wine glass that still had lipstick.

    Hilarious and sad to think how much will be spent on identifying and pursuing charges.
     
    watson1880 likes this.
  3. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    12,316
    Likes Received:
    3,765
    One of the benefits of being retired is that I no longer have to travel to that shit hole of a state.
     
  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    36,075
    Likes Received:
    13,452
    guffaw
     
  5. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes Received:
    4,597
    "Nobody quite knows who built Stonehenge some 5,000 years ago in southern England. The mysterious ring of huge stone monoliths stands mute.

    Californians may leave behind similarly enigmatic monuments for puzzled future generations. Along a 119-mile pathway in central California from Bakersfield to Madera, there are now huge, quarter-finished cement overpasses. These are the totems of the initial segment of a planned high-speed-rail corridor....

    Californians are among the highest-taxed citizens in the nation.

    The segment from Madera to Bakersfield was thought to be the easiest to build. Rural land was cheaper to acquire in the interior of California. The route was flat, without the need to bore tunnels. The valley is considered seismically stable. Economically depressed counties welcomed the state and federal investment dollars.

    But projected coasts have soared even before one foot of track has been laid....

    The real problem is that this environmentally friendly mass transportation project is being undertaken in a state known for high taxes, litigiousness, chronic budget crises, byzantine regulations, a dysfunctional one-party political system and challenging geography.

    The state has been on a spending spree driven by social welfare and health-care and pension costs. The state budget has ballooned 44 percent over the last seven years to an inconceivable $190 billion when all annual costs (including bond spending and special funds) are added up.

    More worrisome, new federal tax codes allow only $10,000 in state and local tax deductions. Given California's exorbitant taxes and property assessments, high-end earners will soon learn that what they owe the IRS has skyrocketed.

    How will the state raise taxes even higher when only about 150,000 households out of 40 million state residents already pay almost half the state's income tax? Given the proximity of several low- and no-tax states, thousands of affluent retirees might move once they see the effects of losing federal tax deductions.

    California imposed new taxes on gasoline and licenses to raise $5.2 billion in order to fix decrepit roads -- which in some sense were shorted by the decision to spend billions on high-speed rail. Some surveys rate the state's once cutting-edge freeways among the worst in the country. There is not much of a fallback tax base. California has the nation's highest percentage of impoverished residents when factoring in cost of living. One in three welfare recipients in the U.S. lives in the state. One in four California residents was not born in the United States.

    Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown just warned that in the foreseeable future it may be impossible to honor pension obligations to the state's retirees. They may be already underfunded by nearly half a trillion dollars. California's once-impressive annualized GDP is slowing. Despite the tech boom and the national economic renaissance, the state has recently slipped from fifth in the U.S. to 35th in annual economic growth.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/vic...passes-become-californias-stonehenge-n2439066

    There's a lot more...a whole lot but this pretty much nails it.
     
    KyleK likes this.
  6. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes Received:
    4,597
    "A picture recently posted to Instagram shows a receipt for a shopping trip to Cookies LA, a licensed marijuana store in Maywood.

    The receipt shows that the shopper bought an ounce of high-end cannabis, the maximum allowed under state law and enough to roll perhaps 40 joints.

    His pre-tax tab came to $450. After taxes, the final bill was $587.25.

    That receipt, and the posting on social media, are signs of the wave of sticker shock being felt among cannabis consumers.

    [​IMG]Many shoppers have been surprised by the tax rates that have taken effect since Jan. 1, when recreational cannabis sales became legal. Some of the receipts shared online include bright red circles around the tax line and are posted with hashtags like “#californiaisscrewingus” and “ididntvoteforit.”

    The hefty taxes are also drawing complaints from some business owners and policy analysts who argue that the tariffs will keep the state’s massive black market for marijuana alive and well.

    During a recent meeting in Sacramento, the state’s new Cannabis Advisory Committee agreed to discuss taxes at a future session. And Rich Miller, president of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, asked the state to consider reducing the tax rate for seniors and medical patients."


    Cannabis Advisory Committee......LMAO. Toke up and pay up. Welcome to California!
     
    GiantDuckFan likes this.
  7. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,883
    Likes Received:
    1,800
    it’s 4:20 somewhere
     
    GiantDuckFan likes this.
  8. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,011
    Likes Received:
    3,723
    wow, in Oregon we can have 8 ounces, and it's about $150 an oz including the 20% state tax,.. medical marijuana card holders pay no tax.
     
  9. dachsie

    dachsie Freshman

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2017
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    1,063
    Wow - y'all have a 20% sales tax?
     
  10. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    5,362
    Likes Received:
    1,952
    Yes ma'am
     

Share This Page