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    TheTruth53 and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: 'I Voted' Election 2012
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    Count me out Governor Jerry Brown, because other than "Taxation without Competent Representation", as it stands I receive little if any benefit from Obama's and Governor Jerry Brown's new tax levies.




    Count me out Governor Jerry Brown, because other than "Taxation without Competent Representation", as it stands I receive little if any benefit from President Obama's and Governor Jerry Brown's new or proposed tax increases. The primary beneficiaries being......







    ..........the 47% Santa Claus Crowd composed of welfare recipients, dysfunctional black voters, millions of illegal aliens, illegal immigration advocates, public service union activists or advocates, etc., etc., who do not speak for all U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, small business owners, Democrats, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, the middleclass, the working class, the poor, or the primary taxpayers.

    Selected Comments:

    "What a liberal joke... But I like it... Governor Moonbeam and his Democrat ilk legislators will further bankrupt the state. Most millionaires  got that way by being smart. Like RSPW states below, they will shelter their income or move.. And then Moonbeam will get even less than he gets today. and have to increase taxes on lower levels of income.. Californians will learn this the hard way..." by run4fun1312 at 8:46 PM November 08, 2012

    "First, I doubt it will raise revenues, as more people shelter their money or leave the state and the taxes don't get those funds in. Second, they will probably increase spending anyway. To paraphrase the old song from the musical "Grease," "Greece is the word..."  Want revenues to go up? Lower taxes and cut regulations. As it is now, they are pushing jobs and money out of California hand over fist." by RSPW_DEP at 6:35 PM, November 8, 2012


    Editorial: Message to Sacramento: Tax, but don't overspend, In return for backing Proposition 30, voters expect an end to the fiscal shenanigans that have sent the state careening from one budget crisis to another.

    November 8, 2012

    Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the passage of his tax initiative, Proposition 30, during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento. Brown called the voter-approved measure a "victory for education and fiscal integrity." (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / November 7, 2012)

    California's Democratic legislators must feel like they just ran the table. Voters approved Proposition 30, the sales and income tax increase sought by Gov. Jerry Brown, as well as Proposition 39, a corporate tax hike that lawmakers had tried in vain to enact themselves. In addition, Democrats appear to have picked up enough seats for a two-thirds majority in both chambers of the Legislature, enough to raise taxes without the support of a single Grover Norquist disciple on the other side of the aisle.

    But before lawmakers start making plans to spend their bounty, they need to consider what voters expect in return for backing Proposition 30: an end to the fiscal shenanigans that have sent the state careening from one budget crisis to another.

    It's a rare thing for Californians to vote for a statewide tax increase; over the last decade, they've defeated 10 and approved only one, a 1% surtax on million-dollar incomes to finance mental health programs. To their credit, they recognized in Proposition 30 the chance to stop the budgetary bloodletting that had reduced per-pupil funding to 47th in the nation, jacked up tuition at public colleges and universities, frayed the state's safety net, closed parks, slowed the state courts and limited access to popular community college classes. And in Proposition 39, they corrected a misguided tax policy lawmakers adopted in 2009 that encouraged multistate businesses to hire and invest outside of California.

    INTERACTIVE: California election results

    The passage of the two tax measures will bring no real windfall to Sacramento, however. The $8.5 billion that Proposition 30 is expected to raise for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 fiscal years has already been spoken for in the state's budget, and more than half of the $1 billion that Proposition 39 is projected to raise is reserved for energy efficiency and alternative energy projects.

    Brown sold Proposition 30 in part as a way to avoid deeper cuts, in part as a way to solve California's persistent budget problems once and for all. Doing the latter depends on the economy recovering steadily, generating enough revenue to fill the hole left when the proposition's tax increases expire at the end of 2018. But it's also contingent on lawmakers and Brown sticking with the cuts they've made since he took office and using the new money to pay down a decade's worth of borrowing and deferrals, which siphon funds from current needs. And over the long term, the Legislature must reform a volatile tax system that's dangerously reliant on revenue from high-income Californians.

    The governor pledged Wednesday not to let Sacramento go on the sort of "spending binges" that marked the dot-com-bubble years. That's the right commitment. Having convinced voters that they've put the state budget on the right path, it's up to the increasingly powerful Democratic majority in the capital to keep it there.

    Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times



    Thank you House Speaker John Boehner, Congressional Representatives for working for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, and upholding the oath of office......

    ......a characteristic that all elected officials are mandated by law and sworn under oath to do.....

    ......the exception being President Obama and other dysfunctional elected officials affiliated with the Democratic Party who trash the oath of office, our Constitution, and hold contempt for the rights of law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

    When petitioned to create opportunity, or to address the high unemployment problem of U.S. born blacks or when petitioned to competently uphold the rule of law, the Constitution, his sworn duty to respect his oath of office for blacks violated by government, typically BO responds with worthless diatribe such as "put on your marching shoes, stop complaining, stop crying, etc., I want you to go see Reverend Al Sharpton,

    …..trashes or ignores valid petitions for redress of grievances, etc., etc"

    ....all while Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama bends over backwards, uses his executive privilege influence, and circumvents Congress to promote the "Dream Act" for millions of illegal aliens, illegal aliens being individuals that no elected official is sworn under oath and mandated by law to protect and serve.



    Oath of Office,: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."


    U.S. Senate and Congressional Oath of Office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

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