Two examples: San Francisco just banned McDonald Happy Meals because they come with a toy and therefore entice children to eat fattening food; and the Democratic legislature has made it illegal for a California employer -- even in a retail operation -- to ask a male employee who comes to work wearing a dress to wear men's clothing while at work. Billions lost, behold the mighty delta smelt. http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct/21/opinion/op-slack21
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The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
With one in every eight workers unemployed and empty state coffers, California is borrowing billions of dollars from the federal government to pay unemployment insurance. The Los Angeles Times reports that the state owes $8.6 billion already, and will have to come up with a $362-million payment to Washington by the end of next September. The continued borrowing means federal unemployment insurance taxes are going to increase, upping the annual payroll costs $21 a year per worker. California tops the list of 32 states that have borrowed a total of $41 billion to pay claims.
The budget California passed this year is based on welfare and hope. Mostly welfare.
How are they on state tax rates, you ask? Note the whopping 1% higher rate on 1M vs. 47k.
No. 2: CaliforniaTop rate: 10.55%
Applies to: Taxable income over $1 million.
In February, the legislature adopted a 0.25% increase in all rates, retroactive to Jan. 1, taking the rate on income over $94,111 for a married couple and $47,055 for a single to 9.55%.
How about just plain old cost of living? Where do they fit?
Score : 1/25
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale House : $596,130 Lipitor : $154.09 Movie Ticket : $12.35 Dozen Eggs : $1.93
Well surely they dumped the idiots that have fiscally buried them? Ah...well... not exactly. Meet Governor Moonbat. Can't wait for his budgeting prowess. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2010/2010-11-03-02.html
The Ninth Circus Court sees no need for proof of citizenship when voting. The Ninth Circuit Court Appeals has struck down a simple, common sense protection approved by Arizona voters requiring that all individuals provide evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to registering to vote. This decision is an outrage and a slap in the face to all Arizonans who care about the integrity of their elections.
President Obama concurs. So does his crazy aunt. She's an illegal alien collecting disability. At least we know she's an illegal alien. Apparently she furnished proof. After listening to this interview, I am kinda shocked she hasn't moved to California. She seems a logical fit.