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Re: “The Elephant in the Room

Ben... You are referring to instances of raising the national debt to pay for wars, especially in the case of Iraq, not of using tax money. Our national government currently has to keep borrowing to pay its bills, which is largely due to the fact our legislators refuse to raise taxes for the wealthy and corporations. And fyi, Bush was a Republican; so I fail to see the correlation between taxes enacted by Democrats and unjustified holy wars led by the Republican party.

Posted by cstroman on 08/13/2011 at 8:45 PM

Re: “The Elephant in the Room

Proposition 13 has handcuffed California's budget by not only limiting property taxes but by making it extremely hard for its legislators to pass any new laws that would raise taxes. People call for lowering taxes but they still want the government to provide all of its current services with no added cost. Where is this money supposed to come from? California's "fiscal constitution" needs some revising, or soon we will all see the day when we have to pay out of pocket to ensure the fire department will even respond to a call. Or, where we have to provide a credit card number when dialing 911. Is this a little extreme? Who knows, we will see soon enough if California continues its current budget trends.

Posted by cstroman on 08/12/2011 at 5:53 PM

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