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Are Carbon Taxes, Political Correctness and Nanny State Policies Contributing in California to the Cities Fiscal Implosion?
The Watchdog | July 16, 2012 - 9:16 AM | Uncategorized
The power to tax is the power to destroy. Taxes are a necessary evil to keep a limited government working to serve the people. Politicians love taxes as a social engineering tool to control the behavior of a certain group of people. Many people do not marry because the marriage penalty is a good example. Now it is coming to the point now where taxes have become destructive to the economy and people. The people are now acting to avoid the taxes, some will outright revolt then pay.
California in more ways then one killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. They are chasing people out of the state. Many bossiness once based in the golden state are relocating to places like Texas and other right to work states that have less restrictive taxes and regulations. People are also leaving California in droves and coming to places like Austin Texas and other states that is less expensive to live.
California politics have gone insane. They cannot control spending and the seek to control everything. They are taxing the producers and the people with capital. They are passing nanny state laws and more restrictive regulations that further stifle job growth and innovation. Who wants to invest in California right now? Illegal aliens are putting a strain on the infrastructure and the social services system at a staggering cost to the taxpayers. With an economy so anemic and fragile. They pass the carbon tax in California that is forcing the rise in prices for everything from food to fuel. Retailers are forced to pass on the cost to the consumers which hurts both business and the costumer.
We see cities like Stockton and San Bernadino with a multitude of cities filing for bankruptcy protection. Many municipalities are facing a fiscal nightmare. We cannot blame carbon taxes for the total fiscal failures. Many of these cities decided to tax people by citation. Many Police departments ran away business from the downtown area causing local merchants to shut down because people will avoid cities where cops are writing tickets for the most mundane reasons. The Police chased away the customers that brought revenue to the city. Also blame malfeasance and mismanagement of these local governments investing in the derivatives market. Now many cities cannot meet their pension obligations because they took a huge loss in bad investments.
With the Carbon Taxes I think will be the death of California as we know it. The political correctness of a Federal Judge thwarting the voters saying no to same sex marriage, the pro gay doctrine being taught to the school children and the anti gun agenda has caused many people to leave the state which erodes at the tax base. Do not leave out the forced vaccination of children against parents’ consent. Even at the point of a gun when they come to a person door by showing coercion intimidating with force to get parents to comply. Parents will take their children and move out of the state then deal with a medical tyranny of dangerous vaccines forced on their children.Also mass foreclosures of homes have depleted the revenue because there are no homeowners paying property taxes to fund the services. County and city governments going along with these illegal foreclosures are now hurting because a chunk of the tax base no longer there is a factor no one talks about. California Politics chased away the most productive people who paid for goods and services or created jobs and employed people. They went someplace else then pay for California’s crushing taxes, draconian regulations and will no longer comply with insane laws.If anyone plans on moving to California, count on not having any disposable income because the cost will be passed down to the consumer because California has gone to hell. I cannot see the state no longer sustaining itself in its present state for very long. The State and city government who have recklessly governed are broke and insolvent. The government needs to be dissolved and assets liquidated. The people of California need to fire the government at all levels who ran the everything into the ground and elect a new government using paper ballots counted publicly out in the open.California is a failed utopia or an authoritarian’s paradise. Either way when the state collapses under its own weight. That is the time for the remaining good people of California to take back their state like Iceland took back their country. A collapse is not a bad thing if people know how to capitalize on the opportunity and use it to their advantage.