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California Republicans Win Gold Medals in Selfishness and GreedGuest Opinion by Quinn Kane for Salem-News.com
The Republicans will not compromise, will not listen to reason, have no empathy for the average person, and will not allow any new taxes or tax increases.
(SACRAMENTO) - I challenge any and all of you to prove me wrong on this. As you may know, the state of California is facing a twenty four billion dollar deficit. This is by far the largest deficit any state has faced in the history of the United States of America. The politicians have to fix this crises soon, or the state will run out of money.
The Republican plan is to cut the budget by twenty four billion dollars. To do this they plan to cut, and in many cases eliminate, programs that primarily serve the needs of the old, the disabled, the poor, the mentally ill, our veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who have lost their jobs or their homes due to the current economic crises. And how are the rich going to contribute to solving this budget problem? They are NOT!
Republican legislators Monday said that a Democratic plan to tax just the oil, alcohol and tobacco companies, in addition to the massive spending cuts, was DEAD ON ARRIVAL and a complete WASTE OF TIME! The Republicans will not compromise, will not listen to reason, have no empathy for the average person, and will not allow any new taxes or tax increases.
The rich have most of the money to begin with, and the majority of Californians have what is left. Who has ever heard of the poor taking the full brunt of a problem like this, while the rich get off without contributing a dime? To make matters even worse, once the budget is settled, it is the rich who will start reaping the profits that will result from balancing the budget, long before the rest of us ever see anything.
I am appalled that anyone in this country would try to solve such a monumental crises by putting all of the burden on the poor, and not have he rich contribute anything to fix the problem. Think about it for just a second. Do you think this is the right thing to do?
To me, this is not right, it clearly is not fair, it is not morally justifiable- in other words, it is just plain wrong! Many less fortunate Californians will die as a result of these deep budget cuts to critical services, more will lose their jobs, others their homes.
And the rich? They will continue to buy up distressed properties, buy jewelry, fancy cars and yachts, take fabulous vacations, and will probably laugh at this state for allowing them to get away with such criminal behavior. May God forgive and have mercy on the greedy and shameless Republican leaders who are behind this overwhelming miscarriage of justice, for I will neither forgive them nor show them any mercy when it comes time to hold them accountable for their sins.
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