Do politicians really think this about our california auto/mc taxes?

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Deborah Speer, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, echoed Perata's sentiment, adding
    that wiping out the increase in the fee has resulted in "squandering $20
    billion (since 2003) so that an average car owner can pocket $200 a year."


    What galls me about this statement is the obviously reverse logic.
    I ask the probing question (as I do not know this man).

    Does he REALLY think this way?
    If so, he is a dangerous man.
    Am I reading this right?

    Deborah Speer, Nov 15, 2007
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  2. Deborah Speer

    barb Guest

    Wait...SQUANDER??? Oh, heaven forbid anyone take that measly $200 a year
    and spend it on food, rent, gas during a time where the top officials
    seem to think the public is a never-ending source of funds!

    So Perata and Leno think that allowing Cali citizens a paltry couple
    hundred bucks extra is SQUANDERING?

    Oh, yeah. I guess some fatassed politicians might have to go without a
    few jaunts, a few dinners, a few football games. How DARE Joe Citizen
    waste that money on things like medical care! Talk about a sense of
    entitlement. Talk about being out of touch with reality.

    Things are no better down here in San Diego though. We have our own set
    of corrupt, unethical politicians. They all dance to the same master's
    tune, though. Unfortunately, the people aren't the orchestra.

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    barb, Nov 16, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    It's not that either-or, Mike. County and municipal bond service goes
    direct to property tax bills as an excess to Prop 13 limits. And debt
    service obligations of the state are part of the annual budget battle.

    On the other side, the expenditures we borrow for provide infrastructure
    that will enrich the lives of posterity: the roads we enjoy today will
    be there for those children and grandchildren. The education they're
    getting in those schools we borrowed money for will give them the
    earning power to retire the bonds, etc.

    Of course there's wasteful spending, both on a current basis and on
    capital projects. But I wouldn't rush to feel sorry for posterity.

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Nov 18, 2007
  4. Deborah Speer

    barb Guest

    Apparently, Cali will just count on Indian Gaming to bail us out.
    What if we quit gambling?

    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

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    barb, Nov 19, 2007
  5. Deborah Speer

    John S. Guest

    The statement by Leno and Perata is either utter nonsense or political
    claptrap, but it makes no sense. It the politicians decided to not
    to impose an increase in DMV fees that just means the state will have
    to collect the money in some other way. The act of not increasing and
    thereby having nothing new to collect does NOT result in any
    squandering of public money - there was no money to be squandered.

    That's a very strong over-statement given that we are talking about
    revenue DMV licensing fees. In which ways is he dangerous.
    John S., Nov 19, 2007
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    philthy Guest

    they are to busy worrying about gay people and making sure they have more rights
    than everyone else and speading the filth that occurs at the leather festival to
    care about tax shit. like trying to pass laws that teachers can't call mom and
    dad! mom and dad but parents
    philthy, Nov 24, 2007
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