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An Open Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) January 13, 2011

I hope you all enjoy this.

Gov Brown.

First things first.
1. I did not vote for you

2. What you allowed the Nurses Union to do to Meg Whitman was the the iconic show of how low a politician will go to get a vote.

OK now on to the the budget.  Read this sentence over and over again.

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend millions of tax payer dollars on a special vote to ask taxpayers for millions of dollars.

Let me repeat that.

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend millions of tax payer dollars on a special vote to ask taxpayers for millions of dollars.

That my friend is absolutely the dumbest thing I ever heard of. Especially when the taxpayers already told Sacramento NO in 2009.
The Tax and Spend Liberal Marxist Socialists in power in Sacramento now have all but destroyed the business climate in California.

I’ll save you the millions of dollars on a special election for a tax extension.  THE ANSWER IS NO TO THE TAX EXTENSION.

OK then what should you do? A lot of people always complain about what the politicians are doing wrong but never offer a solution as to what they should be doing.
Eliminating Cell Phones and getting rid of unnecessary state vehicles…….Nice bandages. But the those motions are only short term and will be over and done by the next fiscal budget expiration date.
Here are my suggestions:

1. There are going to be thousands of California State Workers that are in line to get huge golden parachutes in the form of pension payments for the rest of their lives and free or heavily subsidized health care for the retirees and their families for the rest of their lives. These entitlement programs are unsustainable as by shear statics of there not being enough taxpayers in the future to fund this future financial train wreck.
What should be done in the future?  Simple. All new Employees of the state starting July 1 will not get a pension, instead they will get a matching fund 401K just like any other company.  When a state employee not longer works for the state either by early choice or retirement, they get their 401K at the end of employment and the state owes the ex employees no more money after termination date.
So now you are saying But what about all the pensions that are intact now.  This is easy, well sort of. The state Comptroller will have to figure out a formula for what each pension is worth today for every state employee.  That is the hard part…or maybe not.
Then by let’s say January 1 2013 all employees will have their pension rolled into a 401K. Again the long term fix is elimination the legacy costs for ex state employees or retirees. This is the long term fix. Not a bandaid like cell phones or state vehicles.

2. SEIU cannot hold a gun to the State Government for future entitlement programs. The same solution above applies to all State Union Workers.

The problem with Government entitlement programs is that it give a false sense of hope to the employees by eliminating the responsibility for the employee to be responsible and save for their own future retirement.
In addition to a Government matching 401K the government should also promote that the employees contribute to a personal IRA in addition to the 401K. No they cannot take the IRA contributions as a tax deduction as long as they are contributing to a 401K, But in the end they will have a comfortable savings so they they will not have to depend on tax payer dollars for the rest of their lives to live on.
The same condition with baby boomers will also apply to Social Security and Medicare. There simply will not be enough people to subsidize those entitlement programs in future years with payroll taxes.
Keep in mind when FDR came up with the entitlement program of Social Security People were only living to maybe 65 or 70. So FDR was betting that after a life time of contributions to Social Security an individual would not live long enough to drain the Social Security System. Social Security turned into a Huge Ponzi Scheme that now when people want to get paid for their investments there will not be the money there to pay back the people that are part of it when they live to 80 or 90 years old.

3. Illegal immigrants.  I know the unions and illegal immigrants voted you in.  What do you think that not one illegal immigrant voted for you?  LOL they either did with false documents or highly influence legal voters to vote for you. The State of California has to stop funding people that enter this country from all over the world illegally.
The state of California has to discourage more people from entering the US Illegally. The State of California can no longer be safe harbor for people that disregard the laws of the United States.  You really need to follow in the foot steps of AZ Gov. Jan Brewer.

4. Lower sales tax to 5% so people can start to spend money again on goods and service. More jobs will be created in the PRIVATE SECTOR.

5. Lower Corporate taxes by at least 20% to entice companies to expand or even start in California to create jobs.

6. Lower the maximum personal income tax bracket to 6%.  Again if more people spend then more jobs will be created.

7. Here is the most important role you can play to get California financially stable again.   You have to become California’s Business Ambassador to the world. Your job it to entice companies to start or expand businesses here in California to create jobs with generous, permanent tax break incentives.

Jerry, if you want to fix the financial condition of California you have to get the unemployment rate down to 5% or less.  If you continue the bad business attitude that Sacramento has had over the years then everything you do, all the bandaids that you put on the wound will not help the wound heal.

8. Finally it is sad that the majority of people that voted you in either were not born yet or did not even live in this country during your last time wrecking the economy in the State Of California.

If you don’t do the things mentioned above then you will be as ineffective as Arnold, Gray and Pete were.  I hope you do not want that reputation to follow you.

I wish you the best in these hard decisions.
RJ
PS incase you are wondering.
I am a Libertarian and I follow the small government, personal freedom, and the opportunity to be everything good that I can be without big government intervention creed.
RJ

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The Big Picture. August 17, 2010

It is very obvious that Barack Obama and his lame crew do not have any vision for the future and if they do it is a very damaged understanding of what is really going to happen.  This video has the vision of what will really happen in the future.

Please watch and comment. I will accept reasonable, intelligent comments either in favor or not in favor. I will consider “flames” as junk and will not accept those comments.

Enjoy,

STMarie

 

Barack Obama’s Destructive Business Agenda July 13, 2010

So today I went to go to my favorite Sabarro Pizza at

1731 N VICTORY PLACE

BUILDING R9

BURBANK, CA 91506

This is what I found.

So what happened here? To be honest I really don’t know.

I do know that Sabarro is a franchise organization.

So why did it close?

1. Land lord raised the rent beyond what the restaurant could sustain.

2. Franchisee was a bad business person and did not run the store properly.

3. Business was just down and could not survive.

4. Local business taxes were to high.

4. All of the above.

Here are the things that I do know that happened.

1. A franchisee lost his/her livelihood and business dream.

2. A given number of people lost their jobs.

3. A great number of future jobs were lost. (Unless the landlord is lucky enough to lease the space to another business.)

4. Loss of future jobs for High School Students or potential future Sabarro franchisees that would have been working there.

5. Loss of sales tax revenue for the City of Burbank, CA

6. Loss of sales tax revenue for the County of Los Angeles.

7. Loss of sales tax revenue for the State of California.

8. Loss of revenue for the food purveyors that supplied the food products that were served.

9. Loss of federal income tax collected from the owner and employees.

10. Loss of Medicare tax collected from the owner and employees.

11. Loss of California State Income tax from the owner and employees.

Ok so here is my point. Barack Obama wants people to think that everything is getting better. Tell that to all the people and their families that lost their job at this Sabarro and all the other business that continue to close everyday. Are new businesses opening up? Of course, But it is safe to say that more businesses are closing than opening.

In the meantime Barack Obama focuses on pissing away tax payer dollars for things like lawsuits against Arizona SB 1070 instead of concentrating  on bolstering small business and creating new jobs.

ST Marie

 

A Time For Change Is At Hand. 6/29/2010 June 29, 2010

As my retirement years approach I have become very concerned. Many years ago I did my financial planning with the thought that Social Security will be a thing of the past when I retire. With those intentions I proceeded to plan as if there will never be a Social Security Check in my mail.

The current numbers are beginning to prove that for many reasons.

1. High unemployment which simply means that a great and growing number of people are not contributing to the Social Security System.

2. Significantly lower wages which again translates into less money being contributed to the Social Security System.

3. A rapidly growing number of Illegal Immigrants that are working but because of their status of living an illegal lifestyle they tend to live in a “Cash Society” were taxes are not taken from their pay. Rather they are paid in cash at the end of the day or week.

4. We have Barack Obama as president that is very, very anti business and has no desire to give anyone any incentive to become successful. Being financially  successful allows an individual to earn a significant amount of money for a head of a household to be able to keep a house and support their family without relying on the government for help with government entitlement programs.

5. After having conversations with my personal physician, He has indicated that soon he will not take on any more Medicare patients as the government does not pay enough or sometimes not at all for services rendered to senior citizens. This means that I will probably have to stay on private insurance through my senior years to get good healthcare.

So next question is how can this problem be corrected?

I believe that we as a nation should strive to return this nation to a two party system.  A two party system run by the Republican Party and the Libertarian Party. We should work towards banning the Marxist Socialist Democratic Party from ever running again for office.

People have argued with me that the US was always a two party system made up of Democrats and Republicans.  Well that is so far from the truth it is not even realistic.

Here is a list of political parties that have been influential in the molding of the United States of America.

I admit that most of these parties were dysfunctional at best. However they did exist and at one time offices were held in the name of these parties.

Federalist Party (c. 1789 – c. 1820)

Anti-Federalist Party (c. 1789 – c. 1792)

Democratic-Republican Party (1792 – c. 1824)

Toleration Party (1816 – c. 1827)

Anti-Masonic Party (1826–1838)

National Republican Party (1829–1833)

Nullifier Party (1830–1839)

Whig Party (1833–1856)

Liberty Party (1840–1848)

Law and Order Party of Rhode Island (1840s)

Free Soil Party (1848–1855)

Anti-Nebraska Party (1854)

American Republican Party (1843–1854)

American Party (a.k.a. “Know-Nothings”) (c. 1854 – 1858)

Opposition Party (1854–1858)

Constitutional Union Party (1860)

Radical Democracy Party (1864)[1]

National Union Party, (1864–1868)

Readjuster Party (1870–1885)

Liberal Republican Party (1872)

Greenback Party (1874–1884)

Anti-Monopoly Party (1884)

People’s Party (a.k.a. “Populists”) (1887–1908)

Silver Party (1892–1902)

National Democratic Party/Gold Democrats (1896–1900)

Silver Republican Party (1896–1900)

Social Democratic Party (1898–1901)

Home Rule Party of Hawaii (1900–1912)

Socialist Party of America (1901–1972)

Independence Party (a.k.a. “Independence League”) (1906–1914)

Progressive Party 1912 (a.k.a. “Bull Moose Party”) (1912–1914)

National Woman’s Party (1913–1930)

Non-Partisan League (1915–1956)

Farmer-Labor Party (1918–1944)

Progressive Party 1924 (1924)

Communist League of America (1928–1934)

American Workers Party (1933–1934)

Workers Party of the United States (1934–1938)

Union Party (1936)

American Labor Party (1936–1956)

America First Party (1944) (1944–1996)

States’ Rights Democratic Party (a.k.a. “Dixiecrats”) (1948)

Progressive Party 1948 (1948–1955)

Vegetarian Party (1948–1964)

Constitution Party (United States 50s) (1952–1968?)

American Nazi Party (1959–1967)

Puerto Rican Socialist Party (1959–1993)

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1964)

Black Panther Party (1966–1970s)

Youth International Party (a.k.a. “Yippies”) (1967)

Communist Workers Party (1969–1985)

People’s Party (1971–1976)

U.S. Labor Party (1975–1979)

Concerned Citizens Party (1975–1992)

Citizens Party (1979–1984)

New Alliance Party (1979–1992)

Populist Party of 1980s–1990s (1984–1994)

Looking Back Party (1984–1996)

Grassroots Party (1986–2004)

Independent Party of Utah (1988–1996)

Greens/Green Party USA (1991–2005)

New Party (1992–1998)

Natural Law Party (1992–2004)

Veterans Party (2003-2008)

Christian Freedom Party (2004)

I admit that most of these parties were dysfunctional at best. However they did exist and at one time offices were held in the name of some of these parties.

So why not the Libertarian Party?

Did you ever read the party platform?

“The Party of Principal”

At this time I think the United States is defiantly on the wrong track to Socialism and Communism.  History has proven time and time again that Socialism/Communism has failed time and time again.”

In 2009 the socialist party PASOK led by George Papandreou has won the election in Greece. They picked up a 160 seats in parliament and the results are seen as a strong endorsement of the party, despite an election process in which the majority of Greeks polled indicated that they trusted neither party.

And the results of this election:

GREECE UNDER NEWS BLACKOUT: Here’s How An Eyewitness Describes Today’s Riots June 29, 2010

My friends this is the road we are headed to.  This is what happens when a Socialist government promises entitlement programs to the citizens of the United States that the government no longer has the money to provide.

I have said this time and time gain.  “The major problem with Socialism is that the government eventually runs out of OTHER people’s money.”

The end.