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    California mulls text tax on mobile messages© CBS News

    Californians may or may not type OMG at the news, but texting may soon come with an extra fee on their mobile phone bills. State regulators are weighing a tax on the popular communications tool to help fund a program that makes phone service available to low-income residents.

    A texting surcharge could help sustain the Public Purpose Program budget, which has risen to $998 million in 2017 from $670 million in 2011, according to a report from the California Public Utilities Commission. Revenue from the telecom industry that funds the program has declined to $11.3 billion last year from $16.5 billion in 2011, the CPUC report stated.

    "Parties supporting the collection of surcharges on text messaging revenue argue that it will help preserve and advance universal service by increasing the revenue base upon which Public Purpose Programs rely. We agree," CPUC stated in its findings.

    The agency could vote on the issue as soon as Thursday. But the wireless industry and business groups are fighting the proposal, which if enacted, would likely show up as a surcharge in the small print of bills.

    The California Chamber of Commerce and other trade organizations estimate the proposed fee could cost wireless customers $44.5 million a year, according to the Mercury News in San Joss, Calif

    "From a consumer's point of view, surcharges may be a wash, because if more surcharge revenues come from texting services, less would be needed from voice services," a CPUC spokesperson told the newspaper in a statement. "Generally, those consumers who create greater texting revenues may pay a bit more, whereas consumers using more voice services may pay less."

    The CTIA, a trade group representing wireless companies, said in legal filings to the commission that texting is an information service akin to email, as opposed to a telecommunications service subject to the agency's authority to tax services.

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    exclude the weather- how could you live in this state??? and yes it's not easy living in ny either
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    Thank God lollygagging is only $2.00. Otherwise Cali politicians would have to do something productive.
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    1 in 10 California college students is homeless, because they can't afford housing. 57,000+ homeless students. Liberalism sucks ass.




    "Catt was one among the California State University system’s 57,000 homeless students across the state. A CSU study done in 2015 on student homelessness found that one in 10 students is currently homeless and one in five students does not have adequate access to food."
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    1 in 10 California college students is homeless, because they can't afford housing. 57,000+ homeless students. Liberalism sucks ass.




    "Catt was one among the California State University system’s 57,000 homeless students across the state. A CSU study done in 2015 on student homelessness found that one in 10 students is currently homeless and one in five students does not have adequate access to food."
    But someday it will all be worth it when they receive a useless Liberal Arts degree
    and move on to their life's work of flipping burgers.
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    Didn't catch what her major was, but the guy (geology) will make it in this world. Taking on and overcoming adversity in pursuit of a goal is the stuff success is made of. Bravo to him.
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    California Gov. Gavin Newsom seeks to add more illegal immigrants to state health care plan

    Newly sworn-in Democrat defies White House by promising 'sanctuary to all who seek it'
    ewly sworn-in California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowing to provide “sanctuary to all who seek it,” has proposed extending state health care coverage to more illegal immigrants living within the Golden State’s borders.

    Hours after assuming office, Mr. Newsom released sweeping health care proposals to raise the age limit for illegal aliens covered by Medi-Cal from 19 to 26, which would make California “the first state in the nation to cover young undocumented adults through a state Medicaid program,” according to a Monday release from the governor’s office.
    Mr. Newsom, who ran on a universal health care platform, also proposed expanding Obamacare subsidies to middle-class earners and reinstating the Obamacare individual mandate at the state level.

    “No state has more at stake on the issue of health care. California must lead,” said Mr. Newsom in a statement. “We will use our market power and our moral power to demand fairer prices for prescription drugs. And we will continue to move closer to ensuring health care for every Californian.”


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    i saw Illinois has started taxing lap dances .... cally can't be far behind
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    Does anybody have a number?
    What is California's debt for start of 2019? I would assume they are disguising the number.
    People say "we might turn into Venezuala, or Cuba..."
    I say "we might turn into California".
    That is where we are going unless something incredible occurs.
    Simple demographic dynamics, we will be a one party country (like California) by 2028, maybe sooner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbone View Post
    Does anybody have a number?
    What is California's debt for start of 2019? I would assume they are disguising the number.
    People say "we might turn into Venezuala, or Cuba..."
    I say "we might turn into California".
    That is where we are going unless something incredible occurs.
    Simple demographic dynamics, we will be a one party country (like California) by 2028, maybe sooner.
    We might? There is no question we will. The only question is how long is it going to take?
    Our debt is staggering and no one and I mean absolutely no one seems to care.
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    The wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom said she will go by the title of “first partner,” nixing the traditional “first lady” title.

    Jennifer Siebel Newsom changed her Twitter bio to reflect the new title of “First Partner of California” on Monday, the day of Gavin Newsom’s inauguration in Sacramento.

    Jennifer Siebel Newsom also read a poem in English and Spanish at the governor’s inauguration, a move she said reminded Californians of “our common humanity, reminding us that we are all one California family.”

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    Left wing shithole state....literally!

    'SnapCrap' app invites San Francisco residents to report human poop on city streets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    The wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom said she will go by the title of “first partner,” nixing the traditional “first lady” title.

    Jennifer Siebel Newsom changed her Twitter bio to reflect the new title of “First Partner of California” on Monday, the day of Gavin Newsom’s inauguration in Sacramento.

    Jennifer Siebel Newsom also read a poem in English and Spanish at the governor’s inauguration, a move she said reminded Californians of “our common humanity, reminding us that we are all one California family.”

    Kimberly Guilfoyle used to be married to Newsome. Now she goes out with Donald Trump Jr. Talk about night and day views of the world.
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    California’s Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax on Drinking Water in First Budget

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    California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget for the state on Friday, and it includes a tax on drinking water.

    The budget, titled “California for All,” declares drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The Budget includes short-term measures to bring immediate relief to communities without safe drinking water and also proposes an ongoing sustainable funding source to address this problem into the future.”

    That source is a new fund, the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund”:

    Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund—Establish a new special fund, with a dedicated funding source from new water, fertilizer, and dairy fees, to enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water. This proposal is consistent with the policy framework of SB 623, introduced in the 2017-18 legislative session. The Budget also includes $4.9 million General Fund on a one-time basis for the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Food and Agriculture to take initial steps toward implementation of this new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Program, including (1) implementation of fee collection systems, (2) adoption of an annual implementation plan, and (3) development of a map of high-risk aquifers used as drinking water sources.

    The San Francisco Chronicle notes: “The details of the proposed tax are unknown, but a similar proposal was abandoned by then-Governor Jerry Brown last year after failing to garner enough support in the legislature.”


    Critics have already slammed the plan, with former Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen urging fellow Republicans to “take back” the state, and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association and the Association of California Water Agencies saying the state should tap into its budget surplus to pay for the needed clear water supplies.


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    How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbone View Post
    Does anybody have a number?
    What is California's debt for start of 2019? I would assume they are disguising the number.
    People say "we might turn into Venezuala, or Cuba..."
    I say "we might turn into California".
    That is where we are going unless something incredible occurs.
    Simple demographic dynamics, we will be a one party country (like California) by 2028, maybe sooner.
    The state of California currently enjoys a budget surplus of approx $30b, an inverse number to the approx $30b deficit in 2011 when Jerry Brown was sworn in for his first of two four year terms.

    That surplus could of course evaporate depending on how public officials elect to spend money in coming years much as the federal budget surplus at end of Bill Clinton's eight years quickly evaporated when GW Bush and his crew took over in 2001.
    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 4th grade literacy, was 207 lbs overweight and gobbled amphetamines like candy
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    Ruefully fascinating to observe so many people outside California weighing in on how they should best handle their business.
    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 4th grade literacy, was 207 lbs overweight and gobbled amphetamines like candy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Lanquel View Post
    The state of California currently enjoys a budget surplus of approx $30b, an inverse number to the approx $30b deficit in 2011 when Jerry Brown was sworn in for his first of two four year terms.

    That surplus could of course evaporate depending on how public officials elect to spend money in coming years much as the federal budget surplus at end of Bill Clinton's eight years quickly evaporated when GW Bush and his crew took over in 2001.

    Do you know the difference between deficit and debt?

    No, you do not.

    You are referring to a deficit or surplus as it relates to the annual budget.

    DEBT refers to the accumulated money owed.

    Like if you were earning, net, $50,000 a year, and spending $ 49,000... good, a surplus! But have a credit card debt of $300,000. And interest rates are going up...

    What is California's DEBT? And please include the pensions owed... debt over / under is $950 billion.
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    Caz the few hard working Republicans who were their left, caz the State

    stinks and the State have no one left to tax to get money to give free stuff

    away to those that still be their, who vote for these here Democrats IMO!


    Everyone should leave that State caz people should not have to live in a

    State that has no money and smells like ca ca poo poo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbone View Post
    Do you know the difference between deficit and debt?

    No, you do not.

    You are referring to a deficit or surplus as it relates to the annual budget.

    DEBT refers to the accumulated money owed.

    Like if you were earning, net, $50,000 a year, and spending $ 49,000... good, a surplus! But have a credit card debt of $300,000. And interest rates are going up...

    What is California's DEBT? And please include the pensions owed... debt over / under is $950 billion.
    $632,420,420,632.00

    And somehow they just keep on rocking out there on that other coast
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    oops...forgot the pensions owed

    Add another $420,420,420.00
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    It is higher than that, and, nice try, "very funny".
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    Quote Originally Posted by busterhyman View Post
    exclude the weather- how could you live in this state??? and yes it's not easy living in ny either
    My oldest son has lived in NoCal for almost a decade. Many of my former work colleagues from 1999-2010 also live across the state, some are second and third generation residents. Amazing lives and communities. Interestingly, I also have a smaller group of family and friends who have built great lives in NY (NYC and upstate Sullivan Cty). Life is pretty much what you make of it. Some folks just choose to make it easier than do others. Your own mileage may vary
    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 4th grade literacy, was 207 lbs overweight and gobbled amphetamines like candy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbone View Post
    It is higher than that, and, nice try, "very funny".
    Oh, so you know the answer and were just testing the class. Also very funny. We should consider forming a troupe
    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 4th grade literacy, was 207 lbs overweight and gobbled amphetamines like candy
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