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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Unions force massive increases in California college tuition

Under Liberal Government college costs are out of control.
Because of a corrupt alliance between labor unions and Liberal political hacks there are no cost controls in the system of public education.  No politician has the balls to defy the unions. 

21% increase in fees
California's public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase of any state in the nation
  • A one-party Liberal dictatorship in California results in massive fee increases to "The People" that Leftists claim they love so very much.
  • A 37% increase in California community college tuition.

California's public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the annual study on college costs found. The state enrolls a tenth of the nation's public four-year college students.

But even excluding California, tuition prices at such colleges rose significantly nationwide this year, an average of 7%, the College Board found.

Connecticut and South Carolina were lowest, at 2.5% each, reports the Los Angeles Times.  Because of the Labor Union-Liberal Politician alliance college costs are out of control in California..

At California's community colleges, this year's 37% tuition jump was the steepest percentage increase in the nation.

The nation's private nonprofit four-year colleges raised tuition and fees 4.5% this year.

LABOR UNIONS  -  The facts are most of the costs in running a school are labor costs.  Wages and benefits.  Neither the Socialist Democrats nor their Fellow Traveler Republican helpers will address the price of labor because of the power of public employee unions. 

The Democrats eagerly want to be bought and paid for by union money while the Republicans want to fly under the radar, not rock the boat and hope no one notices them.

There is a vast oversupply of people with advanced degrees who are qualified to teach at colleges.  Universities often get hundreds of applications for a job opening.  But instead of labor costs going down because of oversupply, costs are increasing due to the public employee labor unions buying their own personal members of the legislature with campaign money.

And the tax dollars keep flowing into a corrupt system.  Grants and federal tax benefits averaged $5,750 for students at public four-year colleges and $15,530 for those at private nonprofit schools, according to a financial aid study also released by the College Board.

The study showed increased reliance on loans, especially those backed by the federal government.  About 56% of students who earned bachelor's degrees at public colleges in 2009-10 graduated with debt, with an average burden of $22,000. At private nonprofit schools, 65% of graduates had loans, with an average debt load of $28,100.

To keep ex-students in poverty, the Federal government does not allow you to include student loans in a bankruptcy.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

GOP puts $400,000 into Gerrymandering fight

The newly drawn districts are still corrupt, and as long as humans draw them they always will be corrupt.

Bolstered by a new $400,000 donation from the California Republican Party, officials of a referendum campaign to overturn the state's newly drawn Senate districts say 400,000 voter signatures have been collected and a full-court-press has been launched for more.

"I'm confident that we're going to do it," political strategist David Gilliard, who is running the campaign, said of prospects for gathering the required 504,760 valid voter signatures by Nov. 14 to place the issue before voters next year, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Gilliard said that signature-gathering had slowed temporarily because campaign coffers were draining, but the California Republican Party's six-figure contribution last week cured the problem and "we were able to unleash our people back again."

The Republican-backed referendum drive targets maps that critics say are likely to give Democrats the two additional Senate seats needed for the party to gain a two-thirds majority, the margin needed to raise taxes or fees.

The campaign has a goal of collecting 700,000 voter signatures - roughly 100,000 for each of the next three weeks, Gilliard said.

Gilliard's group also is pushing a lawsuit challenging the new Senate districts as unconstitutional. Boundaries dilute Latino voting in parts of California and violate criteria established by voters in a 2008 ballot measure that created the state's redistricting commission, the suit contends.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Former U.S. Senate candidate moves to Texas

One of the few good guys leaves this once Golden State for Texas

California Republicans often point to the Lone Star state's economy as a model their home state should seek to emulate.

Now, one well-known GOP official got tired of pointing and has decided to pack up his bags and leave the Golden State, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Former GOP Assemblyman and U.S. Senate hopeful Chuck DeVore has given up his Orange County supervisor bid to move his family to Texas. While caring for aging parents was one factor in the move, the Irvine Republican also blamed California's economic climate, writing in a statement on his website that he's "found it hard to earn enough to support my family" since leaving office last year.

"My old aerospace clientele has fled to greener, less-expensive pastures Combined with the drain on our savings caused by six years of public service in the Assembly, we have come to the reluctant conclusion that it is time to move," DeVore wrote.

DeVore has accepted a new job as a visiting scholar at the nonprofit Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he will write a book on "the Texas Model of how low taxes and low government spending, a light and predictable regulatory environment, respect for property rights, and a business-friendly legal climate has turned Texas into America's jobs generating dynamo."

He won't be the only California transplant working for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Joshua Treviño, a former legislative and campaign aide to DeVore, serves as the institute's director of communications.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teachers - Do your job or you are fired

Pansy California Democrats pass a law to stop bullying by requiring more teacher "training." 

Moronic Democrats answer to everything  -  'Hold a committee meeting and do training' . . . how about doing your job!

Two California laws passed into law by the one-party Socialist Democratic Dictatorship late Sunday expand the definition of bullying to include sex orientation, require additional training for school staff and allow students who have been bullied to transfer districts.

AB 1156, sponsored by the California State PTA and introduced by Assemblyman Mike Eng, (Socialist Democrat - Monterey Park), links bullying to poor academic performance, reports the Orange County Register.

"Every child is entitled to a safe and peaceful school environment that is orderly and empowering," Eng said in a statement Monday.

The law also requires school-site personnel to be trained to handle bullying as part of a larger definition of school safety.

What a bunch of pansy, limp-wristed pussies!

We need more "training" to deal with bullying. 

Bull shit.

How about asking teachers and administrators to do their God Damn fucking job or get fired?

The Liberal crap is flowing deep and heavy.  But let's get to the core issue here.  No child should be bullied in school.  So you have a meeting with administrators and teachers and tell them to get their classrooms and schools under control or they are fired.  Period.

The adults need to act like adults . . . not like pansy cowards who are afraid of their own shadows.  You don't need a new law.  You don't need training.  You only need to fire people until the staff does the job they are paid to do.

Teachers.  Grow a set, do your job or get out.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

California legalizes voter fraud

Jerry Brown makes voter fraud legal

Jerry Brown is signing into law a number of bills.

Residents of the People's Republic of California will be able to register to vote online for 2012 elections under legislation signed into law today by Socialist Governor Jerry Brown.

The Democratic Party basically legalized voter fraud in the state.  Combine on-line registration with absentee ballots and no human being will ever see this "voter" in person.  The state will be filled with Ghost Voters who will vote 100% Democrat.

Senate Bill 397, by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, allows to state to begin registering voters online ahead of the completion of a new statewide voter registration database.

Read more: Sacramento Bee

Brown signs law eliminating fringerprinting for food stamps

Socialist Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation eliminating the state's requirement that food stamp applicants be fingerprinted, a bid to increase participation in the federally-funded CalFresh program.

With no checks on food stamps let's just give away cash all day long . . . . . which is exactly what Socialist want.  Then they can complain there is not enough tax money.

Welfare is a scam.

State Assembly lied about staff costs

The California Assembly under reports spending on personal staff in a way that clouds how the lower house spends its $146.7 million budget, a computer analysis by a Stanford-based nonprofit group announced today.

The findings by California Common Sense mirror a similar analysis by The Bee, which concluded that more than 170 personal staff salaries are being paid by committee funds and an additional 70 by leadership stipends. The augmentations exceeded $10 million for the first eight months of the legislative year.

Read more: Sacramento Bee

Brown signs bill fucking older people

Socialist Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring health insurance plans in California to cover childbirth and other maternity services, eliminating an exception that allowed some smaller plans to exclude those services.

Older people who no longer want or can have children will be forced to pay for insurance they have no need for.

This is called fucking the voters and lining the pockets of insurance companies.

Two bills Brown announced signing this afternoon, Senate Bill 222 and Assembly Bill 210, require individual and small group plans to provide coverage for maternity services starting in July 2012.

Democrats will medicate children without parental consent
Socialist Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing children who are 12 and older to seek medical care to prevent sexually transmitted infections without parental consent, including vaccinations against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer.

Assembly Bill 499, by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was sponsored by public health officials and opposed by parental rights advocates, vaccination opponents and religious and conservative groups.

Randy Thomasson, president of the conservative SaveCalifornia.com, said in a prepared statement that Brown "obviously doesn't care about informed consent for patients or parental consent for dads and moms."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

California doubles state debt

California spending has been out of control of years, but just now do
the Child-like Socialists in government realize they are running out of play money.

California will devote nearly 8 percent of its general fund budget to paying off debt . . . up from 3.4% 
  • The People's Republic owes $2,542 per person (compared with the national median of $1,066)
  • Democrats demand tax increases out of "fairness"
The bi-partisan Big Government Socialist spending binge in the People's Republic of California has come to an end.  Like all children playing with mom and dad's credit card that credit line has run out.  Now comes the time to pay the interest on that debt you rang up.

Can anyone spell G-R-E-E-C-E?

California will devote nearly 8 percent of its general fund budget to paying off debt this fiscal year, more than twice the share of eight years ago, according to a new report from Socialist Democrat Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

The state has long borrowed for massive public works projects intended to last across generations. But state leaders and voters went on a notable binge during flush economic times in the past decade reports the Sacramento Bee.

The People's Republic approved bonds for parks, flood protection, classrooms, children's hospitals, stem cell research and high-speed rail. They also borrowed in 2004 to bridge a budget deficit from the last recession.

The combination of higher bond payments and declining tax revenues has driven the debt burden to 7.8 percent of the general fund budget.
The rate is more than double the 3.4 percent California devoted to debt in 2003-04.

California also faces a higher debt burden compared with other states. It owes $2,542 per person, compared with the national median of $1,066.

Lockyer's report warns that if borrowing continues to rise, "That growth will come at the expense of other vital public services. Those services already are under severe strain."

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