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California: Record High Say They Pay Too Much in Taxes

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(Cal WatchDog) According to a new PPIC Statewide Survey a record high 60% in California say that one pays more than they feel they should in state and local taxes–just two years ago, 46% held that view.

Today 6 of 10 in California, also have the perception that California ranks above average or near the top in state and local income tax burden per capita.

On the 08 April, I wrote here that ‘California Tax Freedom Day’ is 6 days later (30 April) than it was in 2013 and 10 days later than it was in 2012

H/T: Breitbart

Health Ins Premiums Showing Their Sharpest Increases in Prices Due to ObamaCare

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(FOX News) A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that health insurance premiums are seeing their sharpest price increase perhaps ever and are largely due to changes mandated by ObamaCare.

For the individual insurance market seeing the sharpest increases in prices:

  • Delaware is up 100%
  • New Hampshire 90%
  • Indiana 54%
  • California 53%
  • Connecticut 45%
  • Michigan 36%

For the small group market seeing the sharpest increases in prices:

  • Washington 588%
  • Pennsylvania 66%
  • California 37%
  • Indiana 34%
  • Kentucky 30%

Flashback: Gone are the days when Obama claimed that health insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term, they were already actually about $3,000 higher according to The Wall Street Journal in January, 2013 a spread of $5,500 per family.

Another Obama broken promise.

More here from American Enterprise Institute

Related: Family Health Plan Premiums $15,745 Up $2400 Since 2009

Gas Prices Spike to Highest Level in Southern California Since Last Summer, Where’s the Outrage from Democrats?

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(CBS Los Angeles) The average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gas has spiked to their highest levels since last Summer. On Thursday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Signal regular unleaded gas prices average $4.07 to $4.29 a gallon.

Flashback: Remember when then candidate for president Senator Barack Obama said that rising gasoline prices were a crisis and the result of George W Bush’s failed energy policies, or when Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  blasted George Bush for high gas prices and when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) echoing Pelosi’s comments said that gasoline prices were “the number one issue facing America today.”

Where is the outrage from Democrats today during Obama’s Watch???

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LAPD Motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo, Dies From Injuries After Saturday Crash

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(FOX News Los Angeles) LAPD Motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo, struck by an SUV, allegedly driven by an impaired driver on Saturday passed away on Wednesday from his injuries.

Officer Cortijo was a 26 yr police veteran and just days before the accident he was named “Valley Motor Officer of the Quarter” a commendation given for all-around performance in the field, Cortijo also twice was named LAPD Officer of the Year–Cortijo served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD Capt Maureen Ryan Tweeted “Thank you for all your hard work and dedication tou will be greatly missed RIP Brother. Our thoughts & prayers remain with your family.”

More here from the L.A. Times

California Tax Freedom Day Is 6 Days Later This Year Than in 2013 and 10 Days Later Than in 2012

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Covered California Allegedly 3M Enrollments Are Quite Dismal When Putting Them Into Perspective

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(Market Watch) Covered California allegedly enrolled a combined total of 3 Million consumers of these:

  • 500,000 Have Failed to Complete the Enrollment Process
  • Covered California Allegedly Fully Enrolled 1.22 Million

ObamaCare-Covered-California1.1 Million California Resident’s Previously had Health Ins But Their Policies Were Canceled Because of ObamaCare Federal Mandates

  • 1.9 Million Added to MediCal (Medicaid) Rolls

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ObamaCare we were told was designed to insure the uninsured and not just reinsure the 6.2 Million+ Americans who previously had health insurance but whose policies were canceled because they didn’t meet the federal govt mandates for insurance coverage.

Covered California allegedly 3 Million enrollments are actually quite dismal when put into perspective.

Related: The Sinkhole of Health Insurance –Martine Ehrenclou

Did the State of Michigan Just Trigger a Constitutional Convention?

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(FOX News) Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the Constitution and balance the federal budget, in the wake of lawmakers in the State of Michigan, becoming the 34th state to exercise their rights triggering the 2/3 necessary pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.

In the wake of Michigan’s vote, Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pressed House Speaker John Boehner yesterday to determine whether the states crossed the necessary threshold to begin the process of achieving a balanced budget amendment and Obama, can’t do a damn thing about it.

If 2/3 of the states have indeed called for a constitutional convention, the ball is now in Congress’ court.

The last time a successful amendment was ratified was May 1992 the 27th Amendment on Congressional pay increases.

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Thanks to ObamaCare Most Cancer Treatment Centers Off-Limits to Patients

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(AP) Cancer patients relieved that their health insurance can no longer be canceled because of life-time caps are discovering that of the 23 cancer centers that are part of the Natl Comprehensive Cancer Network that only 4 of the centers are able to accept ObamaCare–less access to these cancer centers means that patients may not get the most advanced cancer treatments, including clinical trials and news drugs.

On the 03 November, the Wall Street Journal reported that California Stage-4 Cancer patient Edie Sundby, lost her health insurance coverage and access to her cancer doctors due to ObamaCare, despite the President Obama and many Democrats promise, ‘that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period.”

Now cancer patients are discovering that thanks to ObamaCare, most life-saving cancer treatment centers are off limits to them too.

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H/T: The Heritage Foundation