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Letter: Problem with politics

Posted: July 9, 2012 1:30 a.m.
Updated: July 9, 2012 1:30 a.m.

 “This is the unfortunate human impact of the need to reduce our spending by $30 million.”

— Lee Smalley Edmon, Superior Court Judge, on court budget cuts.

The much bigger issue bringing us to this point is the unfortunate human impact of California government overspending, overtaxation and overregulation by generous-with-your-tax-dollars, socio-progressive-government liberals.

The budget shortfall boondoogle and its resulting human impact unfold before our eyes in the spectre of budget cuts to our way of life. California legislature’s failure to fix the situation — as businesses and corporations with their jobs continue to leave California, as our welfare, unemployment and prison rolls swell — dooms both the truly needy and the able bodied rest of us.

Contrarian liberals’ blame of so-called greedy corporations and the wealthy 1 percent, whose capital, taxes and jobs fuel much of our economy (Wow! Isn’t that scapegoating those who rise to the top!) is prejudicial and a textbook example of discrimination so long liberally decried, an us-versus-them populist propaganda of the worse sort, singling out smart, hard-working Americans and their accomplished companies right out of the progressive/liberal playbook.

Yes, there are bad apples in the money-earning bunch, but nowhere will you find more bad apples than in the power-grabbing/vote mongering world of politics.

The only hope for making things better for all of us, rich, middle and poor, is not to choke the bat but get the economy swinging again so it can fill the states treasury coffers to pay for our expansive (and arguably too expensive!) California social vision.

Gov. Jerry Brown is responsibly fixing California through cuts and even attempted (gulp!) tax increases. It’s nice when we can help others, lift the poor and equalize opportunities where we can. But somewhere along the way, we forgot who pays for all of this. It isn’t the government.





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