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    Like other disgraceful elected officials, in violation of the law and unethical nepotism practicing LA City Councilman Herb Wesson should be voted out of office, and tomorrow would not be too soon!


    Count me out Los Angeles City Councilman Herb "Sleazy Wesson Oil" Wesson", because other than "Taxation without Competent Representation", as it stands I receive little if any benefit from your new or proposed tax increases. The primary beneficiaries being......







    ..........the 47% Santa Claus Crowd composed of welfare recipients, dysfunctional black voters, illegal immigration advocates, millions of illegal aliens, public service union 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.

    Thanks to the dysfunction of no good elected officials such as Herb Wesson, as a consumer, to buy more at lower cost, I intend to make purchases outside of the City of Los Angeles.


    Furthermore, like other disgraceful elected officials, in violation of the law and unethical nepotism practicing LA City Councilman Herb Wesson should be voted out of office, and tomorrow would not be too soon.


    Selected Comment: "In this world economy it is wise to heed those who do not want your money. I make a list & buy legally in cities that want business. It is clear those which tax at a lower rate want healthy business. Those which tax higher and/or charge parking fees do not. Follow Herb's advise and shop eat and sleep elsewhere. The poor must pay these taxes and become the chattel of the ruling government's "worker" who's little kings and queens income is from taxes." by Helpful Oneat 10:20 AM November 10, 2012


    L.A. sales tax increase might hamper some businesses, The proposed half-cent boost, which would raise the city's rate to 9.5%, would be felt most by sellers of building supplies, a report finds.

    by David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 10:44 PM PST, November 9, 2012

    A half-cent sales tax pushed by Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson could have a slightly negative effect on business activity, with the biggest impact felt by sellers of building supplies, according to an analysis released Friday.

    Beacon Economics, a consulting firm advising Los Angeles leaders, projected a decrease in sales of up to 1.3% if voters approve the tax March 5, with no effect at all for restaurants, supermarkets and service stations. However, the sale of building materials — among the most expensive purchases — could decline as much as 3.9%, the report said.

    Jordan Levine, an economist with Beacon, said that for the city, the benefits from the increased taxes would outweigh any harm experienced by Los Angeles' economy. But his firm also suggested the increase — which would push the city's sales tax rate up to 9.5% — could create a "border city problem," with consumers turning to adjacent communities with major shopping destinations and lower tax rates.

    If the tax measure passes, Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank — each of which have bustling retail activity — would have rates lower than Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles "must consider the possibility that if consumer spending is quite high in neighboring municipalities … consumers near those neighboring municipalities may choose to go outside of the city to spend," the report said.

    The firm's findings did not deter the council's Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, which unanimously voted Friday to endorse the tax. Stuart Waldman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., a San Fernando Valley-based business group, worried that construction companies could look outside Los Angeles for supplies.

    "If somebody's spending $10,000 to fix up a house, or several hundred thousand dollars to build a house, all that sales tax adds up," he said. "And if it's easy for them to make a five-mile, round-trip drive" to a city next to Los Angeles "then they will."

    Jacob Montazeri, owner of All Valley Sand and Gravel in Sylmar, did not voice such fears, saying that buyers care most about whether they can get a product quickly, not the size of the tax rate. "There might be a higher cost to the customer but I don't think it's going to impact our sales dramatically," he said.

    So far, business groups have not taken a position on the sales tax measure, which comes up for a vote Tuesday. A sales tax generating $216 million per year could see a decline from lost business of up to $7 million, leaving the city with $209 million, the report said.

    Wesson called that loss minor last week, saying it pales in comparison to the good it would do for the city budget. A $216-million shortfall has been projected for next year and Police Chief Charlie Beck has warned that without the tax, the city could be forced to eliminate 500 police officers.

    In its report, Beacon noted that a handful of other cities in Los Angeles County — including Santa Monica, Inglewood, South Gate, Pico Rivera, El Monte and South El Monte — have higher sales tax rates than Los Angeles. Levine also said the ballot measure would do little to drive Angelenos to other cities to buy cars.

    Taxes on such purchases are levied at a rate based on the city where the car buyer lives, not where a vehicle is purchased, he said. "If you live in the city of L.A., you're going to pay [L.A.'s] tax rate no matter what, whether you go to Long Beach or Beverly Hills" for a car, Levine said.


    Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times



    CNN-iReport: A Salute to Veterans - Thank You for Liberty!

    Indeed k3vsDad,

    Veterans, especially the many veterans who have made such a great sacrifice during the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., etc., deserve nothing but praise, respect, and admiration.

    The many veterans have done their, many returning in "body bags", or maimed for life.

    Oath of Office: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge,etc. ), 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 turns a blind eye to the actions of 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."

    This is reason enough for all elected officials, public servants, etc., etc., to respect the oath of office, our Constitution, etc., etc., but unfortunately far too many elected officials and public servants are not as committed as the many Veterans who have paid the price or made the ultimate sacrifice to make it possible for our way of life here in the U.S., that benefits all U.S. citizens, legal immigrants, and/or many other individuals throughout the planet.




    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.



    CNN I-Report:  "There is a Price to Pay, When Elected Officials Use the Pulpit to Build a Voting Base, You Can Trash Your Own Reputation Through Association with Unethical and Sleazy Individuals!" uploaded by TheTruth53



    CNN I-Report: "Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency." by Unique81

    "The Harvard Graduate Barack Obama is not smart, not a good administrator, leader, etc., and the BO Administration is not his friend either.

    An effective and competent administrator, executive, leader, etc., would definitely do some research to at least check the integrity, moral values, etc., etc., of the individuals he is shaking hands with, meeting with, being photographed with, etc., etc.   

    Slim chance exists, that any truly ethical, moral, and competent individual would shake hands with, bargain with, be an associate or friend, say a prayer with, meet or conduct business with, etc., etc., any unethical, immoral, incompetent, sleazy, and/or individual (s) who are a known thief. 

    Barack Obama's advisers are not providing this information either, and it is certain that with all the so called university educated and experienced government officials a President, a Congressperson, a U.S. Senator has at his or her disposal, there is no excuse for this. Furthermore, BO has the power and authority to hire and fire anyone in his administration who is not protecting the integrity of the Presidency." by TheTruth53

    ....and it is certain that many other ethical, moral, and competent individuals would agree, so much so, that you won't find TheTruth53 or other like-minded individuals shaking hands with, bargaining with, being an associate or friend, saying a prayer with, meeting or conducting business with, and/or in a photo with no good Reverend John Hunter or other proven and known to be disgraceful individuals.

    Thus far the only elected official foolish enough to maintain an alliance with no good deceitful and thief for a Reverend John Hunter is President Barack Obama, unethical no good Attorney Rickey Ivie or other deceitful individuals,

    ...or the other defendants being sued, Denise Hunter, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Irma Brown Dillon, Dean E. Brown, Donald Wilson, Elmon Bon Leggett, Melville Perrry, Constance Fortune, etc., etc.

    .....being sued by FAME church members, Attorney Robert Silverman,.....for stealing, much of the money stolen by the "Sleazy and the Greedy" being FAME Church Tithes or Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) taxpayer's money.

    .......by and large other elected officials from every political party affiliation cut all ties with Reverend John Hunter.




    "First AME Church is at a crossroads" by Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2012

    Paragraph from the above LA Times article: "As the pastor of the oldest black church in Los Angeles, the Rev. John J. Hunter earned a generous salary, lived in a $2-million home and drove a Mercedes-Benz paid for by the church. His wife earned $147,000 a year running nonprofit organizations connected to the 19,000-member congregation.  But over the last few years, the hilltop church in the West Adams district has fallen into debt.  The First African Methodist Episcopal Church owes nearly $500,000 to creditors. Some vendors say they have not been paid in more than a year."



    It can't be good when any elected official, especially the President of the United States, is in a photo, and being blessed by one of many disgraceful and unethical, jackleg preachers in the black community, namely no good Reverend John Hunter."

    ...and voting should be based on how well an elected official upholds the "Oath of Office", the Constitution and not party affiliation.

    This is where a dysfunctional black electorate are misguided, in that voting allegiance should not be entirely associated with political Party affiliation or influenced by any Reverend to deliver votes to any political party.

    Of all the ethnic groups the black electorate is the only solid segment of voters that consistently votes better than 90% in favor of the Democratic Party, or Democratic candidates.


    YouTube: “Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Going With Insane Plea by Published on Nov 13, 2012 by Whateverhappentocomm

    The Democratic Party incumbent candidate voted for could be a carpet-bagger (Yvonne “Brentwood” Burke, Rod Wright, Martin Ludlow), a jackass, a cut-throat or blatantly inept (Barack Obama), unethical (BO, HW, JJ, MW, MD, MRT, etc., etc.), sleazy (“The Magic NegroBarack Obama, Herb Wesson, Maxine “Kerosene” Waters), a thief (Jesse Jackson, Jr., Kerosene Waters, etc., etc.), a liar (Barack Obama), an illegal immigrant (Merv Dymally), a convicted felon (Marian Barry) an illegal immigration advocate or bootlicker (BO, MD, multiple members of the CBC, Diane Watson, Mark Ridley Thomas, etc., etc.)  and typically just to support the Democratic Party, better than 90% of a truly dysfunctional black electorate would still vote for individuals unfit for office, as opposed to voting for candidates who truly respect the oath of office, the Constitution, the rule of law, be the party affiliation Democratic, Republican, Independent, grass roots or Tea Party oriented.



    Lies Don't Keep Us Safe. Keeping Us Safe Requires Respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. The government's argument is untenable. “The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court” by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney

    "Insisting on honesty as the only policy, the supreme ruled Wednesday that public employees can be punished for lying, even when they merely deny an accusation that later turns out to be true”.

    “ …….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two legal choices: Tell the truth or say nothing”. (LA Times, January 22, 1998.)

    ........"Tell the Truth or Say Nothing" also applies to any U.S. President, Congressional office holder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Attorney General, court official, court clerk, Deputy City Attorney, Judge, elected official, lawyer, journalist, etc.

    Note: All hypertext are a link to actual court documents, signed affidavits, official correspondence, and other reputable sources.




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