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  • "Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. Don't ask me what I want it for If you don't want to pay some more 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Read more: Beatles - Taxman Lyrics | MetroLyrics"

    laftch commented in:
    Single-payer could cost California more than twice the state budget on 2017-05-23 10:56:56
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  • "I have been following this in the State Capitol for quite awhile now! The cost will fall on the businesses in this State with a tax similar to the Medicare Tax (10 years ago that was proposed to be around 7% and now the estimate is around 15% - think about that for a second). I hope the legislators in Sacramento realize that this will open the border for even more illegals into our State as well as the sickest in the U.S. to move to California for their free healthcare which will be crappy for sure. Me, that will probably be the final straw that changes my future!"

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Single-payer could cost California more than twice the state budget on 2017-05-23 10:42:05
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  • "First, can someone name for us a Government Program or Cost Estimate that is not grossly low? Second, can someone name for us a Government Program that you would like to hold up as a shining example of Government Efficiency and Customer Service? Thirdly, there is no thirdly...the State is already broke so you might as well promise a Free 2500sqft hose with a chicken in every pot for every California Citizen and Illegal Immigrant...why not...it's all fantasy anyway, so go big or go home with your fake promises."

    Rich in MB commented in:
    Single-payer could cost California more than twice the state budget on 2017-05-23 09:27:21
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  • "Now is not the time to turn the heat down on the liberal tax, squander, and steal bureaucrats. If they will leave voluntarily good riddance. If not find new department heads who will document the crimes of these criminals and show them the door. Unfortunately there are a lot of them to get rid of. We need to stop looking the other way and get to work. While I lament some other poor taxpayers will get stuck with these swamp rats they won’t be sucking us dry."

    ODX commented in:
    County administrator Dan Buckshi resigns abruptly on 2017-05-22 20:34:07
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  • "Huh? Since when do any of our politicians say anything about "unintended consequences?" Density? The People's Republic of SLO loves density. So much so that they are tearing out all of their parking lots and historical buildings downtown, and replacing them with 3, 4, and 5 story concrete monstrosities. Housing shortages are manufactured in SLO County, and disguised as "slow growth." The L.A. people move here to escape L.A. and the O.C. Of course they bring with them big ugly buildings and smog, but are sure to leave behind affordable housing; which would just attract the black and brown people. As long as we have white college students as slave labor, no need for affordable housing."

    SLO_Children_at_play commented in:
    Unemployment plummets, job growth in tourism and mining on 2017-05-22 20:25:07
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  • "Pretty much the majority of "head of household" jobs in SLO County are Diablo Canyon, Cal Poly, and any given Government job. So when Diablo Canyon finally goes away, who's going to be left to pay the high taxes and ridiculous tuition rates to hat will continue to pay for the other 2/3rds of our County's high paying jobs? How much more tax money can you squeeze from motel maids and construction workers? Hopefully the madness will finally end when the People's Republic of San Luis Obispo (city and county) finally has to declare bankruptcy like Stockton did. Maybe then we can fire and rehire Katie Litchtig at minimum wage, and re-negotiate all those stupid bloated union pension deals. But probably not. We'll just charge the motel maids and extra 3 bucks a gallon in gas tax, and tack another $500 onto the construction workers' property taxes when they dare to attempt to afford to buy something they actually built. Wouldn't want to force "humble" public servant Katie Litchtig to sacrifice her fancy Topanga Canyon home, or "humble" community servant Adam Hill give up his home at SLO Country Club. Maybe when Trump drains the Social Security "Disability" swamp, more people will actually start looking for jobs. I know a lot of local drug dealers that will be financially hurt by any cut in SSI benefits."

    SLO_Children_at_play commented in:
    Unemployment plummets, job growth in tourism and mining on 2017-05-22 20:12:12
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  • "Good point, state governments only use the "who is collecting unemployment" as their only data source. While that is a good source for budgeting, it essentially is useless to anyone who needs the relevant data of those actually unemployed. The Federal gubmint (Labor Dept.) mixes in two different statistical surveys: one in which they call workers directly (I've never known or heard of anyone who's been called, however) and the other in which they collect information from employers on employment, hours and earnings. That sample includes about 160,000 businesses and government agencies at 400,000 separate workplaces throughout the fruited plain. I never thought they should include publicly-funded employees, as that really isn't helpful to the economy (quite the opposite, in fact), but for an overall number, it helps round it out."

    r0y commented in:
    Unemployment plummets, job growth in tourism and mining on 2017-05-22 17:22:55
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  • "Yeah, what I meant to say was, "...because if people do the work of feeding the wildlife, the wildlife will get lazy and forget how to scavenge for themselves, over-breed, and generally become dependent upon people feeding them..." But as I was writing it, I did not want people thinking I was going off on some anti-socialism rant, though it would seem apropos..."

    r0y commented in:
    Sea lion grabs young girl off wharf on 2017-05-22 17:14:50
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  • "I am always amused at the way the people on the Coast get smug about the people in the Central valley. In reality probably half of these people have their roots in the valley. All I can say is that having lived all across the US, there is really no basis for people here to be so smug and "uppity"."

    Shocked in MB commented in:
    Bakersfield woman rescued from Morro Rock on 2017-05-22 16:10:47
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  • "correction: Bakersfield woman arrested for trespassing on Morro Rock. she wasn't lost, and did this illegal thing deliberately. Rescued ? what kind of euphemism rhymes with EXCUSE ME, she was trespassing? lying liars. SHE WAS CAUGHT TRESPASSING. A common criminal. it just so happens that it was a "she". I submit this was the reason for the sugar coated headline."

    only-when-i-do-this commented in:
    Bakersfield woman rescued from Morro Rock on 2017-05-22 15:06:34
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  • "Locals here are like sentinels. I take a once-in-a-while peek at the police log sometimes and watch as our locals report tourists beating their kids in public, filming Cal Poly girls inappropriately, trespassing in areas such as this that they should not be in--even littering. So, she thought she would get away with this?"

    circlingthedrain commented in:
    Bakersfield woman rescued from Morro Rock on 2017-05-22 13:23:57
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