quote: Too bad they need money from the other states just to operate.
quote: We need higher taxes, or have to completely eliminate programs like health insurance for children.
quote: In 2005, California only got $0.78 (NY $0.79) in spending for every dollar it gave to the federal gov't in taxes. In fact, most of the blue states did. For you to say 2009 has so radically shifted the balance is baseless speculation.
quote: Look, the fact is that CA and NY pay significantly more to the feds for the benefit of the nation than they get back, so anyone complaining about other states giving money to socialist CA should STFU. Your cost of living argument is a red herring.
quote: I'm just saying people should stop making BS claims that CA "needs money from other states to operate". They're like kids with an allowance complaining that their mom asked them to buy some makeup for her with "their" money.
quote: Too bad they need money from the other countries just to operate.
quote: Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 About $7.75 billion
quote: The $52 billion request for the State Department and foreign aid programs would total 27 percent more than the $40.9 billion enacted in fiscal 2009
quote: In addition, future deficits are currently projected to total $9.1 trillion in the coming decade.
quote: California environmentalists have been pushing for for some time. It gets people to drive less. Well, no, that's not entirely accurate. The environmentalists wanted to tax drivers per mile. Just be thankful this insurance method doesn't punish you for driving period.
quote: The only reason costs will rise is that insurance companies will stop being able to milk low-risk drivers to subsidize the higher-risk ones. Instead of me paying 2.5x the insurance per mile, I'll only pay 1.5x or whatever the statistics justify for low mileage drivers.
quote: ...For us Californians, a lot us go to school...
quote: No wonder middle-America is such an economic failure (and ironically why Fox News is such a success)
quote: It was chipping away until the conservative gov't came in and cut taxes
quote: and rural miles in big pickups add up faster than you might think
quote: But the price of per-vehicle insurance is an artificial hurdle to our ability to make the better more flexible and appropriate choice of what to drive, when, and why.
quote: I barely drive my car at all so I'm all for it.
quote: How does the insurance company CURRENTLY know how many miles are on your car?
quote: all providing they were reporting as they are supposed to.
quote: Showing them a Kmart receipt for two oil filters and 5 quarts of oil does not exactly prove that you did it.
quote: Then they can find out if its been in any other accidents, and the mileage on the car during service dates - all providing they were reporting as they are supposed to.
quote: That's why these companies that are trying to steal these low risk, low mileage customers from the big players are requiring devices to track mileage.
quote: Then don't buy that insurance!
quote: It absolutely baffles me that so many conservatives on DT are dismayed with this.
quote: I know I sure as hell don't want a GPS tracking device on my car that the government has access to.
quote: Funny, my mileage already affects how much I pay per year.
quote: drivers that drive more miles and have a higher chance of accidents pay the same amount as drivers who drive significantly less.
quote: How all these factors are weighted is up to the insurance companies and their actuaries.
quote: Moreover, even though downtown Minnesota will have more crashes per mile than rural areas, it will also have fewer serious injuries or fatalities per mile.