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November 18, 2009 – Comments (29)

Elk Grove Unified board members voted last night to cut all district sports programs, increase class sizes in kindergarten through third grade and cut 592 positions that include all library staff and counselors and some vice principals and clerical position.

IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD....JUST THE END OF A WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT!!!!!!!

A panel of University of California regents has approved a plan to raise student fees 32 percent over the next year, bringing annual cost of a UC education to more than $10,000 - not including room, board and books.

32% AND DISMAL JOB PROSPECTS.....EVERYONE WILL BE LINING UP!!!!!!!!

California faces annual budget deficits of $20 billion even while assuming state employees would receive no salary increases through 2014-15, according to a forecast issued today by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE CUTS NEXT YEAR???????

AND THE RECESSION IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM, miteycasey (35.10) wrote:

This is what happens when you don't save for a rainey day.

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#2) On November 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM, mawnck (< 20) wrote:

It never rains in Southern California. :-P

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#3) On November 18, 2009 at 6:36 PM, unstoppable00000 wrote:

as a californian, i know how bleak it is here and how worse it will get. No need for you to state the obvious or make it so dramatic because it's just annoying at this point. "end of a world as you know it", yeah....you're over a year late and the bleak california you discribe is the world we know now. If it was over, I would love it. LMFAO

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#4) On November 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM, 100ozRound (29.70) wrote:

California leads the nation...get ready for more states...

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#5) On November 18, 2009 at 6:55 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

 Look no further than Illegal Immigrants,and all of their Anchor Kids.....    In 1987 THE PEOPLE of California tried to stop It In It's tracks,but a far left LIBERAL JUDGE tossed out the will of THE PEOPLE that were legal citizens of our state. The rest Is history,and history Is repeating Itself throughout the United States now....   Amnesty 2010..........    The fall of a nation....... http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/immigrationnaturalizatio/a/caillegals.htm

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#6) On November 18, 2009 at 6:59 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/california/64_of_california_voters_say_illegal_immigrants_are_major_strain_on_state_budget

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#7) On November 18, 2009 at 7:02 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_187_(1994)

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#8) On November 18, 2009 at 7:04 PM, mawnck (< 20) wrote:

@topsecret09 ... 64% of California voters probably believe all that stuff on CSI too.

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#9) On November 18, 2009 at 7:23 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

mawnk........     If you want to debate facts,I am right here waiting. I was one of those that voted for proposition 187,and I am truly sorry for everyone that It was blocked by the Liberal left. They will not be satisfied until our country Is occupied by only the needy. Otherwise,all of the social programs that they keep ramming down everybodys  throat would be useless In their never ending quest for votes and power.......  TS

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#10) On November 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM, catoismymotor (38.90) wrote:

I call dibs on Paramount Studios and Napa Valley!!!

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#11) On November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM, mawnck (< 20) wrote:

@topsecret09 - Please, tell me more about this.

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#12) On November 18, 2009 at 8:05 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

http://www.vdare.com/letters/tl_111709.htm  The State budget of California and the Federal budget of the United States will NEVER be under control until we have an honest and open discussion on Illegal Immigration,and how It Is draining a large portion of our State and Federal resources. Covering them with healthcare and giving them amnesty Is NOT the answer. We have far too many UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS,and too many Illegals taking jobs from U.S citizens.    TS

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#13) On November 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

        Here Is an example of a bill that should be seriously considered by Congress,but Is currently blocked by the Liberal Democrats In their never ending quest for poor uninformed voters....    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/march-2-2009/numbersusa-endorses-rep-phil-gingreys-chain-migration-reduction-bill.html

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#14) On November 18, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Rasbold (91.88) wrote:

Damn!

 

Elk Grove got too big in 05, a sleeply I 5 town raped into a traffic nightmare with over 100K idiots, and idiot children to prey on the land.

 I remember building the LRC in 2003 (which is the library between the Franklin Johnson High and Middle schools) and it was one of the only decent libraries around....and packed too. No librarians.....dude.....what's next ???  taking away our mining rights???  Oh wait, that was AUGUST!!!!

 Californication!

May Your Dow Never Jones!

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#15) On November 18, 2009 at 9:14 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

 National Debt. 12trill. 6billion and counting

 

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#16) On November 18, 2009 at 9:59 PM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

This is just an example of Zombulation spreading.....expect to read similar stories around the nation as we all begin feel the effects.

Aetna cutting more than 1,000 jobs by 1st quarter

You can alstrybate, or motivate......if we all act like sheeple, there will be little pasture left to graze.

Service cuts, fee hikes, 66 layoffs plus an extended wage freeze for all staff loom in 2010 as the city of Dayton struggles to draft a balanced budget.

“I have never seen a budget more difficult than this,” said City Manager Tim Riordan.

City leaders anticipate revenue in 2010 of $152.8 million which is about 17 million less than city leaders planned to spend a year ago.

In the next few months.....zombulation only intensifies........

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#17) On November 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM, TMFPencils (99.81) wrote:

alstry,

Could I interest you in contributing to FreedomChatter.com in some shape or form? It could be as simple as me reposting your posts here and giving you the credit (name and link back to CAPS, etc.). 

Email me at FreedomChatter@gmail.com if you're interested in talking about this...

Best,

David

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#18) On November 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM, scoobamang (< 20) wrote:

Muahahaha, this is the consequence of the incorporation of government. Taxes collected by a township should have ALWAYS covered the cost of the government to run it. Instead it became in vogue to create fancy new sewer systems and pave roads every 10 year to satisfy greedy labor unions and build wonderful government buildings and then sell BONDS to pay for it because tax receipts never could. Once this started it never slowed down and now all local governments owe the cost of these things plus whatever ridiculous percentage they promised on the bonds, which were slung to old people by fast-talking salesmen, which because the value of every house in the country is now lower they do not have the tax money to pay out. And let's not forget they already could not cover the cost of government which was the REASON for the bonds in the first place.

A grade-schooler could figure this out. This is not a recession yet. You will KNOW when it's a recession. I see these idiot small businesss owners on TV going, 'Some days it feels like the recession's over, then other days it feels like it's still here.' HA! Last time I checked unemployment is NOT GOING DOWN, and these airhead economists pop a boner every time the RATE slows. This is like GM going 'We lost a billion but it's less than we lost last year.' We have not hit a BOTTOM until the hiring rate EXCEEDS the firing rate. We have NOT HIT A BOTTOM until house values INCREASE instead of 'declining slightly less than the previous quarter'. 

There's this idea that we can float this current lifestyle without ever actually TOUCHING the bottom. GIVE ME A BREAK. There's still years and years to go in this thing, the stock market going up is a ploy. If companies are doing SO WELL they should be HIRING PEOPLE to deal with all of these INCREASED ORDERS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS. Oop, nevermind! There are no increasing orders!

And it's not as if we can go to the debtholders and ask them to forgive it! The debtholders are all of your grandparents and other elderly relatives, not to mention wussy investors who needed a 'guaranteed rate of return' who were sold 'AAA rated!' bonds by Lou, your local 'investment management' scumbag. The debtholders are the American people! All of you jerks supported this idiotic overbuilding, and now you think that if you talk about it positively enough it will just go away.  

We are SCREWED, although I'm happy the price of everything has gone down considering it would have cost me $300,000 for a starter home in southern New Jersey at the rates of 3 years ago. I foresee a lot of people moving to the interior where land is cheap, because nobody will be getting an inheritance. And I HOPE we will be stringing up a few officials, investment advisors, and overpaid public servants in every town square for this catastrophe they've created. 

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#19) On November 18, 2009 at 10:53 PM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

David,

Feel free to repost my blog. 

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#20) On November 18, 2009 at 11:34 PM, AvianFlu (34.92) wrote:

Further gloom:
CPI figures came in today triple the analysts estimates. Could it be that the dreaded inflation is beginning to rear it's ugly head?

I am ready for our Jim Jones style leader to give another hilarious economics lesson elaborating on his famous "profit to earnings ratio" lecture. I loved his wise counsel today about the need for less spending by the federal government. Spending is clearly a subject he knows a lot about.

Friedman again: "There is no shortage of ideas on how to spend other people's money"

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#21) On November 19, 2009 at 12:04 AM, dwot (97.03) wrote:

Interesting...

I am remembering conversations with my niece who lives in California right now, she was in school at the time and I am not sure if she has finished.  But, she was going on about how great California was compared to Oregon because she could afford to go to school in California and it was impossible in Oregon.

I guess that opportunity for young people is gone...

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#22) On November 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM, mawnck (< 20) wrote:

"All of you jerks supported this idiotic overbuilding, and now you think that if you talk about it positively enough it will just go away."

Don't be silly. The problem is the hordes of illegal aliens. Aren't you paying attention?

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#23) On November 19, 2009 at 11:35 AM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/november-19-2009/congressional-forum-discuss-impact-high-immigration-high-unemployment.html

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#24) On November 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/november-18-2009/libertarians-can-you-help-cato-come-its-senses-not-enough-high-schoo

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#25) On November 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM, scoobamang (< 20) wrote:

The hordes of illegal aliens were simply following the money! You go out and find me an American who will accept $8 to pick a gallon of strawberries. Have you ever actually tried it?? Same thing goes for every other vegetable and processing livestock. If labor unions were allowed to invade the migrant labor industry the cost of food would no doubt rise, by how much I'm not certain. Kick out all of the illegal immigrants you want but get ready for the consequences! Let's not forget the gangs of them you see waiting outside of Home Depot. Are you willing to roof a house for $80 a day? Is anybody you know? I guess the cost of housing will increase because you'll have to pay twice as much to build or repair one! Illegal aliens are not the problem, it's the American Dream that everyone can own a house and nice car and plenty of food that required plenty of cheap Mexican labor to perpetuate it. And how much do you think it will cost to round up MILLIONS of these people and deport them? I suppose we'll have to EXPAND THE POLICE STATE which is what everybody seems to love these days.

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#26) On November 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM, topsecret09 (38.86) wrote:

#25) On November 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM, scoobamang (89.62) wrote:         And how much do you think it will cost to round up MILLIONS of these people and deport them?    http://www.voicingouropinions.com/2009/04/hoover-truman-eisenhower-deported-illegals/   

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#27) On November 19, 2009 at 4:29 PM, scoobamang (< 20) wrote:

Oh sure sure topsecret, Operation Wetback! They managed to officially arrest 80,000, and supposedly 700,000 left on their own. A little over 3/4 of a million! It's too bad we now have about 12 MILLION. Hm and let's see they only needed 750 agents back then. Now we'd need 15 times as much if you keep the same ratios! Assuming they make an average of $50,000 a year, it comes out to a little over HALF A BILLION DOLLARS a year. In employment costs alone. Not to mention all of the fancy government cars and infrared technology and weapons and INSURANCE costs because this will no doubt be a dangerous job.

It's not like this is anything new either! Back in the Great Depression Mexicans were pressured into moving back to Mexico too! I suppose its perfectly fine for them to labor cheaply here during the boom cycles and then when there's not enough to go around we ship them out like cattle. Let's not forget back then they simply loaded them on ships and dumped them 500 miles down the Mexican coast without any sort of record-keeping. And it's not like the ACLU would have anything to say about this transportation method! Oh yeah, I completely forgot about the LEGAL COSTS of uprooting 12 million people. 

The illegal immigrants are in the same boat that we are, except we have the luxury of pointing to our tax rate as a cost of them being here. We forget about all of the INTANGIBLES, like the convenience of having tomatoes picked by $5 an hour laborers and the resulting cheapness of the product that we've been enjoying for decades without fail. I think that they more than deserve to be here AND have access to all public facilities as much as the hoi-poloi they have been and still are serving. 

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#28) On November 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM, rosemanjhk (57.02) wrote:

Michigan has been in a deep recession for over 4 years already!!  The rest of the country is late to the party as far as we are concerned....15% unenmployment, and THAT is an improvement!!  Call us when you want to play with the BIG boys.....   ;-))

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#29) On November 19, 2009 at 11:08 PM, bullnada (< 20) wrote:

Mawnk,

 All you jerks!!!!!!!!!!! I am born and raised 3rd generation cali local. We did not want the transplants here. Ever see the bumper sticker. "WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA NOW GO HOME" figure it out you all wanted your yippie thats yuppy hippy lifestyle.  If you are atrue cali local you did not want sprawl. It was the transplants and greed that did it.

 For the wetback comment.....I agree they pay no tax and send it all home. They do work hat=rder than any American though.

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