California thread

  • Since so much love comes out of that state, why not.



    https://www.google.com/amp/s/w…x-text-messaging-next.amp




    California lawmakers want to tax text messaging next


    By Megan HenneyPublished December 12, 2018TaxesFOXBusiness

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    Text messaging could be the next victim in California’s push for higher taxes.

    State regulators are considering charging a fee for text messaging on mobile phones in order to help programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a report from the Mercury News. The proposal, which is scheduled for a vote next month by the California Public Utilities Commission, faces opposition from the wireless industry and business groups.

    It’s unclear how much individuals would have to pay for texting services, but according to the Mercury News, it would likely be billed as a flat surcharge per customer, not a fee a per text.

    In a lengthy report, the California Public Utilities Commission lays out the reasoning for the texting tax, revealing that California’s total reported revenue from the state telecommunications industry declined to $11.2 billion in 2017 from $16.5 billion in 2011, while the Public Purpose Program budget has soared to $998 million in 2017, compared to $670 million 2011. The revenue from the telecommunications industry is used to fund the program.

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    “This is unsustainable over time,” the report said.

    Business groups estimated the new charges for wireless customers could equal about $44.5 million a year. For customers, it could end up costing more than $220 million, because the proposal allows the charge to be retroactively applied for the past five years.

    Critics, however, lambasted the proposal as unreasonable and warned that it set a dangerous precedent by allowing companies to tax retroactively.

    California already has high taxes, coupled with an overall high cost of living. According to the Bay Area Council, a San Francisco-based business association, 46 percent of residents in the Bay Area are fed up with the cost of living and would consider relocating.

    A study published by the Federation of Tax Administrators found that California has the highest personal income tax floor, at 13.3 percent.

    If people do not display wisdom, they will crash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence.


    you ain’t black! -Joe Biden, 2020

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    ‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’

    No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot - Mark Twain

    TWAT on 10/14/2019 :

    Lemme say that again... I don't care. If. The accusations against Trump. Are factual. Or not.

  • Jealousy looks good on you Oaktard.

    A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter.

  • Jealousy looks good on you Oaktard.

    Naw, not the tit sucking - government handout leech - weak minded type that can not lived with-in his needs and want to government to take care of me type of person that would get jealous over California folks living life style.

    If people do not display wisdom, they will crash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence.


    you ain’t black! -Joe Biden, 2020

  • I have 3 cellphones on my plan, plus a land line and a fax line. The back of my bill breaks down where the surcharges go, but most people don't read them. Likewise power bills- read the back of your bill. And read those stickers at the gas pump- the one that says you're paying 50 cents a gallon State tax, 15% Fed tax, and 9% sales tax that is computed on the total purchase price, including the taxes per gallon.

    You are paying a tax on a tax. Think about that.

  • Good reply oaktard. Notice how the cuntbecile is also using my word, oaktard. It uses my words. Cuntbecile, only I can be me meanwhile you can't even be you, you compilation of popular mindless leftist talking points.


    Go find some better quality leftists and drag them here for me to grind down.

  • Fucks sake!


    https://www.foxnews.com/politi…tution-that-prohibits-him


    California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech, bemoans US Constitution that prohibits him

    By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

    Ted Lieu on Regulating Content of Speech

    California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution.

    Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying “if you want positive search results, do positive things."

    CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee to press Google on conspiracy theories that spread on their platforms.

    “It's a very good point you make. I would love if I could have more than five minutes to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don't get that opportunity,” Lieu said of the committee hearings.

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    “However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it's better the government does not regulate the content of speech,” he continued.

    "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it's better the government does not regulate the content of speech."
    — California Democrat Ted Lieu

    Lieu added that private companies should self-regulate their platforms and said the government shouldn’t interfere.

    After his remarks aired, Lieu came under fire on social media, prompting him to go on a Twitter spree to clarify his views, including that he would like to regulate Fox News.

    One Twitter user had accused him of being “a poster child for the tyranny.”

    Lieu insisted that he’s actually defending the First Amendment rather than showing his desire to regulate speech.

    “My whole point is that government officials always want to regulate speech, see e.g. the Republican Judiciary hearing alleging Google is biased against Republicans,” he wrote in another tweet. “But thank goodness the First Amendment prevents me, @POTUS and Republicans from doing so.”

    “I agree there are serious issues, but the speech issues are protected by the First Amendment,” the Democrat added. “Would I like to regulate Fox News? Yes, but I can't because the First Amendment stops me. And that's ultimately a good thing in the long run.”

    Lieu has become somewhat a foe of President Trump following his election, often taking to social media to throw jabs at the president.

    He’s among the Democrats who’s been flirting with the idea of impeaching Trump over the perceived collusion between Russia and the campaign. He also tried to kick-start earlier this year the impeachment process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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    Lieu also raised eyebrows in summer after playing on House floor an audio recording of the crying migrant children separated from their families as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy.”

    Last year, Lieu was slammed for walking out of a moment of silence for victims of a mass shooting at a Texas church.

    If people do not display wisdom, they will crash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence.


    you ain’t black! -Joe Biden, 2020

  • The Commies know no bounds.

    ‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’

    No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot - Mark Twain

    TWAT on 10/14/2019 :

    Lemme say that again... I don't care. If. The accusations against Trump. Are factual. Or not.

  • Hate to say it but those idiot demoncrat politicians know the people who elected them. At this point I am thinking that about 60% of Californians either need to be deported as illegals or need to go into the internment camps run by Cubans.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Naw, not the tit sucking - government handout leech - weak minded type that can not lived with-in his needs and want to government to take care of me type of person that would get jealous over California folks living life style.

    And yet the Fedgov transfers money from productive states like California to shithole backwater states like yours.


    It's not that you cunts aren't avowed socialists... it's just that ya'll believe only people like you are entitled to it.

    A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter.

  • And yet the Fedgov transfers money from productive states like California to shithole backwater states like yours.


    It's not that you cunts aren't avowed socialists... it's just that ya'll believe only people like you are entitled to it.

    One of top two wheat producing state in the country every year.

    6th meat producing state in the country, double what shitfornia.

    Unemployment rate 3.3%, shitforina 4.1%.


    I can go on to show how desperate your little socialist shit brain is. But I will let you do the talking, you real good at shooting your self.

    If people do not display wisdom, they will crash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence.


    you ain’t black! -Joe Biden, 2020

  • Ok, I googled your shithole state and I gotta retract that allegation. Unlike *most* shithole red states, your particular shithole red state is a net contributor to the Federal budget.


    But we all know farmers are a bunch of welfare queens. :blowme

    A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter.

  • Ok, I googled your shithole state and I gotta retract that allegation. Unlike *most* shithole red states, your particular shithole red state is a net contributor to the Federal budget.


    But we all know farmers are a bunch of welfare queens. :blowme

    Hard working people that feeds your sorry pathetic ass. Go ahead and try to be a farmer and try to make a living. And just to let you know, not all farmers are on welfare. Shows how much informed you are......not surprising.


    Lefties are the lower IQ people of the planet. Just look at all the socialist shithone country.......if you can comprehend the information.

    If people do not display wisdom, they will crash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence.


    you ain’t black! -Joe Biden, 2020

  • Hard working people that feeds your sorry pathetic ass. Go ahead and try to be a farmer and try to make a living. And just to let you know, not all farmers are on welfare. Shows how much informed you are......not surprising.


    Lefties are the lower IQ people of the planet. Just look at all the socialist shithone country.......if you can comprehend the information.

    People getting 20 BILLION a year in welfare are... welfare queens.


    Welfare queens feeding China. Well... until Tinyhands fucked that up. Now those welfare queens are letting soybeans rot in the fields.

    A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter.

  • Show me where any of that is less than true you lying sack of shit.

    A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter.

  • The latest from Trump is probly gonna trigger you Twat... he is spending money in areas that are economically depressed.. His plan is comprehensive with both trade schools and giving the EBILLLLL corporations tax breaks for moving there to set up shop...


    This is good timing as polls show that most corporations are wanting to move out of the urban and metropolitan areas due to constricting regulations and taxation and.. . frankly.. the disdain showed them.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

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