California Deep in Debt & Considering New Taxes, Wastes $540,000 for New Cars for Lawmakers

Ethics LessonEthics 101 for California State Lawmakers –Cartoon: Cal Watchdog

(LA Times) The State of California purchased some $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other vehicles for Members of the State Senate to replace vehicles that have as little as 12,400 miles on them over the past 18 months–some were purchased shortly before nearly 40 Senate staffers were laid-off because of a budget shortfall.

“The excesses and absurdities never seem to end with government,” said Lew Uhler, President of the California based Natl Tax Limitation Committee.

According to KCRA Sacramento the state’s Dept of General Services defended the purchases of the cars–eight of which cost nearly $24,000 each.

At a time when the State of California is $423,781,900,000.00+ in Debt and Democrats in Sacramento have proposed a new user fee tax to confiscate another $1.8 Billion from residents and consumers alike, what will it take for voters to revolt and recall Democrat state lawmakers in charge of the public purse?

Related: History and Recall of State Officials –NCSL

So Again, Why Do Democrats Claim Republicans are Racist and Mainly Old White Men?

Latino VotersDon’t Be Fooled by Democrats & the Dinosaur Media Narrative

(Buzz Feed) Despite the constant drum beat of Democrats, Progressives and their favorite Dinosaur Media news readers, that Asian-Americans and Latinos are reliable Democrat voters, one may want to reconsider this old and tired narrative heading into 2016

In the State of California, more than 90 Latino Republicans have been elected to office in just the last two years and in November, Asian-American Republican Women dominated Orange County races, with three candidates elected to state offices and two to the County Board of Supervisors.

Related: Republicans Gain Votes Among Asian-Americans –SCMP

VP Joe Biden on Obamanomics: “Past 6 Years Have Been Really, Really Hard for This Country”

Obamanomics 20151 in 5 American Children Rely on Food Stamps –Image: Phk Ken@Twitter

(Daily Caller) VP Joe Biden said the past 6 years have been really hard for the United States – Duh!

Referring to the national hardships of the period which he has been Vice President, Biden also noted the great struggle experienced by the Democratic Party.

“To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country and they’ve been really tough for our party, ” Biden said at the ‘House Democratic Caucus Retreat’ in Philadelphia.

Finally, a Democrat that will “state the obvious” in public with cameras rolling. — Wow, that’s a rarity.

CBO: Social Security Disability Insurance to Go Bust by FY 2017 & Senior Benefits by 2032

Elizabeth WarrenLoony Liberal Lefty Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Tweets Social Security Outlook is a Made-Up Crisis of the GOP

(CBO) “In calendar year 2010, for the first time since the enactment of the Social Security Amendments of 1983 annual outlays for the program exceeded annual tax revenues…CBO projects under current law the DI (Disability Insurance) trust fund will be exhausted in fiscal year 2017 and the OASI (Old Age and Survivors Insurance) will be exhausted in 2032.”

Taxpayers can also thank ObamaCare for liberating Americans out of the historic 40 hour work week which only exacerbates the problem–fewer hours working results in even less tax revenues in federal coffers, accelerating the crisis of funding pension obligations that Democrat Progressive/Socialists like Warren doesn’t believe exists.

Related: The ACA & the Economics of Part-Time Work –Mercatus Center

ObamaCare Architect ‘Stupid Americans’ Jonathan Gruber: Abortions Led to Crime Drop & Economic Benefit

Obama GruberBirds of a Feather: Obama: I have stolen ideas from…Jonathan Gruber; ObamaCare Architect ‘Stupid Americans’ Jonathan Gruber

(NRO/Mona Charen) Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of ObamaCare, may well have had the worst year in public life, he repeated demonstrations of arrogance, contempt for the American people and smug self-satisfaction brought mortification to Democrats–his glib references to redistributionist aspects of the ACA gave the lie to to Democratic Party’s dubious claim that the mandate was not a tax, along with the excruciating (to Democrats) acknowledgement, that presidential oaths to the contrary, notwithstanding, Democrats regard ‘nontransparency’ as their friend.

So hail the verbal incontinent Mr. Gruber for revealing the truth underlying ObamaCare:  It wouldn’t have passed if presented honestly. Gruber, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Co. didn’t ever succeed in hoodwinking the majority of Americans–ObamaCare was unpopular when proposed, despised when passed and remains disliked to this day. Gruber’s contribution was to put a frame around its essential deception.

In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, writes Cortney O’Brien in LifeNews.com America’s most infamous ObamaCare architect who insulted our intelligence also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.

In a paper entitled, Abortion Legalization and Child Living Circumstances: Who is the “Marginal Child?” Gruber co-authored in May, 1997 for the Natl Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and his two colleagues suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes together arguing:

We find evidence of possible sizable positive selection: the average living circumstances of cohorts of children born immediately after abortion became legalized, improved substantially relative to preceding cohorts and relative to places where the legal status of abortion was not changing.

Our results suggest that marginal children who were not born as a result of abortion legalization would have been systematically been born into worse circumstances had the pregnancies not been terminated. They would have been 70% more likely to live in a single parent household, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 35% more likely to die during the first year of life and 50% more likely to be in a household collecting welfare.

The last of these findings implies that the selection effects operating through the legalization of abortion saved the government over $14 Billion in welfare payments through the year 1994

“Considering that 30% of Abortions are obtained by African-American Women–though they comprise just 13% of the population,” writes Mona Charen in National Review Online “Gruber was in effect arguing that reducing the number of poor black children was, not to put to fine a point on it, a ‘positive good.’ One cannot begin to imagine the outcry if a Conservative  academic had published similar conclusions.”

“Leaving aside the moral obtuseness of arguing that abortion is justified because it reduces crime or welfare expenditures (which party is supposed to be sting with welfare, again?) and consider the many, many possible explanations for the drop in crime that began in the 1990s (such as an aging population–I digress) but lets imagine Gruber was right–that legalizing abortion eliminated a big cohort of the criminal element and led to a drop in crime. Did everyone of those aborted criminals merit the death penalty? The car thieves? The embezzlers? Did each one deserve a preemptive death penalty?”

“It is upsetting to say the least writes Cortney O’Brien, that someone who thought so highly of Roe -v- Wade was helping to craft our national health care law. Perhaps it explains who ObamaCare is filled with abortion subsidies–plans that indirectly fund the procedure,” and government lawyers going into federal courts to force Christian benevolent organizations such as the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ to comply with the ObamaCare mandate.

California New Gas Taxes Go Into Effect, Now Highest in the Country

California Gas Taxes(Catholic Online) With the Exception of Two States,
States With the Highest Taxes Voted for Obama in 2012
Image:
Californians Against Higher Oil Taxes

Flashback: On the 13 May, I wrote here that California in 2014 was the worst state for business according to an annual survey of 500 CEO’s across the country which graded states which they were familiar on measures including taxes and regulatory regime, the quality of the workforce and the quality of the living environment.

With the 930 new laws which mostly all took effect yesterday, it isn’t very likely that CEO’s across the nation will give California any better grade this year.

Democrats Are Hypocrites: Upon Release of CIA Interrogations Report

Obama Administration CIA(IBD) White House Admits Outgoing Senate Democrat Majority Release
of CIA Report Makes Americans Less Safe –Image:
FOX & Friends

  • Flashback: Remember in 2012 When Obama Tweeted its his responsibility to keep Americans safe.

Riiight…Do You Feel Safer Now?

Obama Ended Iraq War

 

ObamaCare Architect ‘Stupid Americans’ Jonathan Gruber Now Claims Lying is “Conjecturing”

Congratulations Senator-Elect Bill Cassidy (R-LA) 9th Republican Pick-Up 2014 Election Cycle

Congratulations Bill Cassidy(CNN) Rep Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) Defeats Sen Mary Landrieu in Saturday’s Louisiana Runoff Election –Image: Reince Priebus@Twitter

Did You Know Not a Single Democrat Voted for the 15th Amendment Granting Voting Rights to Blacks

15th Amendment(Frederick Douglass Republicans) Not a Single Democrat Voted for the
15th Amendment –Image Courtesy:
Constantine Rojas-Soriao@Facebook

Flashback: On the 30 August, 2013 I wrote here Woops! Los Angeles Times erroneously claims Democrats led to passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act when in fact Democrats not only opposed the legislation but led a 57 day filibuster of the bill.

Leading in the Democrat opposition was none other than KKK Member Sen Robert Byrd (D-WV) who Democrat President’s Obama & Clinton eulogized at his funeral and claimed that he fought for civil and equal rights.