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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Rainmaker
823,964
Nicholas Goglucci
The Listing Whisperer
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.

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

November 22, 2009 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,054,979
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

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

November 23, 2009 06:48 AM
Anonymous #9
Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks Gene!

 

JP

November 23, 2009 01:08 PM
Rainer
292,771
Melissa Anderson
Amcap Mortgage, Ltd.

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.

 

November 23, 2009 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
224,999
Gene Wunderlich
Realtor & Legislative Liaison
1st Action Real Estate

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.

November 23, 2009 06:23 PM
Rainmaker
224,999

Gene Wunderlich

Realtor & Legislative Liaison
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