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