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more taxes and more government won’t solve California’s poverty problem

Sitting in front of a tent pitched on a sidewalk, Daniel Shawn, a 48 year old homeless man, is silhouetted against the street lights Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles.

The Cheap jordans letter, addressed to Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, cites the fact that one in five Californians live in poverty, including one in four children.

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The ACLU SoCal letter goes on to endorse a blanket recommendation of bigger government intervention.

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I know part of the answer. The ACLU of SoCal endorses a single payer health care system, and supported the half baked mess that was SB562, a bill which the state indicated would require “about $200 billion in additional tax revenues.”

So in the ACLU SoCal’s conception of rights, the state of California should feel obliged to raise hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes so that the inept government of California can take over the health care system. Right. What could go wrong?

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Self respecting California taxpayers should be clear: split roll, at this point, is nothing but a public sector pension bailout. That’s all it is.

California’s public sector pension problem is only going to get worse for years to come, with school districts, cities counties and the state on track to spend not only more money but larger and larger proportions of their budgets to cover retirement benefits for government workers.

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cheap jordans 4 sale Has California become more prosperous? Has California solved the poverty problem? The housing problem? The homeless problem? No? Oh, but $11 billion more will do the trick? Or is it $11 billion plus the $200 billion for the government health care system? cheap jordans 4 sale

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If California goes down the path ACLU SoCal wants it to go in fighting poverty, Californians can expect cheap nike shoes more of the same, but with higher taxes, more government employees and bureaucrats, worse health care and predictably stifled housing production.

buy cheap authentic jordans online Then ACLU SoCal will come back, hand in hand with the SEIU and CTA and other unions, and make the same appeal for more money, more taxes and more government. They say something about more money for schools and the children. Something about paying your fair share. Lather, rinse, repeat buy cheap authentic jordans online.

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