CALIFORNIANS ! A true opportunity to make a difference in 'politics as usual'.

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Real Estate Agent with 1st Action Real Estate

CALIFORNIANS  ! Are you tired of politics as usual in Our state? Have you had it up the kazoo with the stalemate in Sacramento that has lead us to sky-high taxes, reduced services, massive prisoner releases, water shortages, record unemployment and an education system that ranks among the worst in the nation? 

Did you know that through the last several election cycles we changed some faces (due to term-limits) but didn't manage to change any parties lines? Because the politicians drew their own district lines and if there's one thing politicians do well, it's protect their own ASSets. 

Well now regular folks like you and me (hopefully more like me) now have a shot at changing the stranglehold imposed on us by these hacks. The Citizens FIRST Act we voted for overwhelmingly in 2008 says we now have the right to draw those district lines in a simple, efficient and straightforward manner that makes sense for US, not THEM.

If you care, please follow the links in the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association newsletter and lets get our state moving again. California has always been a leader, lets start leading in a positive direction for a change. 

You Can Help Draw the Lines and Make Elections Fair

Before the Voters FIRST Act, California lawmakers were charged with
drawing their own legislative districts. This means the politicians
could select the voters they wanted and virtually guarantee their
reelection.

But no more!

California voters changed all that when they authorized the creation
of the Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) in the
November 2008 General Election. Now YOU can apply to serve on an
independent Commission that will draw district boundaries for the
state Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization.

The official Web site of California's new Citizens Redistricting
Commission is
www.WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov.

At
www.WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov you will find:

- Application and selection process details
- News and program updates
- Regulation and public meeting information

WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov is where you can apply for the commission
during the application period: Dec. 15, 2009 - Feb. 12, 2010.

LET'S MAKE SURE TAXPAYERS ARE REPRESENTED
IN THIS IMPORTANT PROCESS!

For more information visit
Visit our site at http://www.HJTA.org

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  2. Maria Morton 11/21/2009 05:18 PM
  3. Nicholas Goglucci 11/22/2009 08:58 AM
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Gene as a fellow CA resident i am sure you aware that Sacramento will soon be taking another 10% for state with holdings from our paychecks in an attempt to "close the gap". Please visit www.notosacramento.org and sign their petition to stop this from happening.

 

JP

Nov 21, 2009 05:12 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Gene, good luck to you guys...wish we could help.  My in-laws still live there though, and they're also fed up. 

Nov 21, 2009 06:38 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Gene Wunderlich
1st Action Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
Realtor & Legislative Liaison

The extra 10% started this month. Of course we 'get that back' at tax time. Yeah that cvould happen. I'll check your link. Thanks.

Nov 21, 2009 08:28 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Re/Max Home Team - Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Gene,  As Calif goes so goes the nation.  I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Once they get their hands into our pockets with healthcare we will be "working for the man".

Nov 21, 2009 10:58 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
High End Vacation Homes

I am so glad that I moved out of Cantaffordya when I did.

Nov 22, 2009 08:11 AM #5
Rainmaker
825,819
Nicholas Goglucci
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
The Listing Whisperer

Gene - I re -blogged this post because it it so important. The nation has to see what happens in California is going to happen to our nation as a whole, because Obama and his cronies are putting the same tax burdens on our nation, one at a time.

Nov 22, 2009 02:03 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Nicholas Goglucci
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
The Listing Whisperer

Working seven to eleven every night,
It really makes my life a drag,
I don't think that's right.
Ive really, really been the best of fools,
I did what I could,
cause I love you, baby,
How I love you, darling,
How I love you, baby,
How I love you, girl, little girl
.
But baby, since Ive been loving you, yeah,
I'm about to lose my worried mind, oh, yeah.

Everybody trying to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good.
Ive been trying, lord, let me tell you,
Let me tell you I really did the best I could.
Ive been working seven to eleven evry night,
It kinda makes my life a drag.
Lord, you know it aint right.
Since Ive been loving you,
I'm about to lose my worried mind.

Said Ive been crying,
My tears they fell like rain,
Don't you hear,
Don't you hear them falling,
Don't you hear,
Don't you hear them falling.

Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
I said you had the nerve to tell me
You didn't want me no more,
I open my front door hearing my back door slam,
You must have one of them new fangled,
New fangled back door man,

Ive been working from seven, seven, seven,
To eleven every night,
It kinda makes my life a drag, a drag, drag,
Ah, yeah, it makes a drag.
Baby, since Ive been loving you,
I'm about to lose,
I'm about to lose, lose my worried mind.

Since I've Been Loving YOU

Nov 22, 2009 03:44 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Our NEW VA govenor is reportedly going to SELL the state-owned-run ABC/liquor stores and this is expected to bring in $500,000,000 to our state revenue AND get the ABC employee PENSION burden OFF the state books!!!!.....and YES, there is probably a gun rack in the back of that truck

Nov 23, 2009 06:48 AM #8
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Thanks Gene!

 

JP

Nov 23, 2009 01:08 PM #9
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Melissa Anderson
Amcap Mortgage, Ltd. - San Antonio, TX

CA's inability to manage it's budget frightened me.  The taxes are outrageous.  I used to be a CA resident, was born there in fact. 

I'm so happy to be in TX, so is my wallet (for now).  No state income tax here!!!!!

I agree that if we don't get control over our gvmt, we will all be in an over taxed situation, like CA.

 

Nov 23, 2009 05:42 PM #10
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Gene Wunderlich
1st Action Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
Realtor & Legislative Liaison

VA selling liquor stores, AZ selling the statehouse and other gov't buildings. Is there going to come a time when government at all levels relizes they have to change their ways? You can't keep spending more than you take in forever because sooner or later the people being taken in won't take it any more. Under ideal circustances CA is looking at at least a $20 Billion shortfall after the first of the year from the budget they just passed (the 3rd this year). BAO estimates at least $20 billion every year for the next 4-5 years.

As far in the basket as we are, they should just BK and start from scratch. So many things they could do to get back in control but nobody has the fortitude necessary to do them. And we had such great hopes for Arnie. I doubt Gray Davis could have screwed it up any worse.

But we'll bounce back and people will keep moving here because it is, after all, California.

Nov 23, 2009 06:23 PM #11
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