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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:23 PM
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8. I wonder how much they could save each year
by declining to arrest or prosecute Marijuana based offenses, including declining to participate in federal operations of the same type, and by granting early parole or commutations to people in jail purely on MJ related charges?

Might be a less destructive area to start cutting first.

Also wonder if the armies of riot cops sent after protests effects that bottom line. I know most of them are local, city or county, but does the state contribute money to local coffers, the way the federal govt contributes to the states?

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  -(California) fiscal nightmare: deep cuts on horizon Newsjock  Nov-16-11 02:38 PM   #0 
  - Cutting government spending in the middle of a recession is insane. n/t  Laelth   Nov-16-11 02:59 PM   #1 
  - What was insane, was racking up debt during the good years under Bush.  AtheistCrusader   Nov-16-11 03:28 PM   #2 
  - Plus the 1%  Iliyah   Nov-16-11 03:32 PM   #3 
  - Since 1981 we've had stupid tax cuts for the rich and increased taxes for the not-rich.  Laelth   Nov-16-11 04:05 PM   #6 
  - a plan  stockholmer   Nov-16-11 04:51 PM   #10 
     - I only had the time to skim that text,  Kaleko   Nov-16-11 09:50 PM   #22 
        - I was passed the link to the text document some time ago  stockholmer   Nov-17-11 05:30 AM   #24 
           - Thanks.  Kaleko   Nov-17-11 05:57 AM   #25 
  - +1  grantcart   Nov-16-11 04:31 PM   #9 
  - The financial sector crashed the economy and the politicians  nineteen50   Nov-16-11 05:04 PM   #12 
  - Racking up debt was a mistake...  Imajika   Nov-16-11 05:29 PM   #13 
  - Wealthy Californians oppose further tax increases  KamaAina   Nov-16-11 06:05 PM   #14 
     - And there are only 4 rethugs  xxqqqzme   Nov-17-11 11:26 AM   #29 
        - I thought there were about three that had not  KamaAina   Nov-17-11 11:28 AM   #30 
           - Off the top of my head, I can't remember all 4.  xxqqqzme   Nov-17-11 11:49 AM   #32 
  - The good years under Bush?  KamaAina   Nov-16-11 06:08 PM   #16 
  - Maybe not 'good' but 'not-recession'.  AtheistCrusader   Nov-16-11 07:51 PM   #19 
  - We Got ENRONed Out of Billions of Dollars  AndyTiedye   Nov-16-11 06:53 PM   #18 
  - Well, state governments can't print money like the feds can  Alhena   Nov-16-11 03:32 PM   #4 
     - California is still quite able to sell bonds. n/t  Laelth   Nov-16-11 04:03 PM   #5 
        - Good point  KamaAina   Nov-16-11 06:06 PM   #15 
  - If pensions are underfunded they should either be fully funded or cut  BeyondGeography   Nov-16-11 04:18 PM   #7 
  - I wonder how much they could save each year  quakerboy   Nov-16-11 04:23 PM   #8 
  - How is that forced austerity working?  nineteen50   Nov-16-11 05:02 PM   #11 
  - CA republicans are the choke point in the legislature. destruction of teachers is their goal nt  msongs   Nov-16-11 06:28 PM   #17 
  - how about this?  la la   Nov-16-11 08:37 PM   #20 
  - While I don't think legalizing marijuana  fujiyama   Nov-16-11 09:17 PM   #21 
  - and tax oil & natural gas collected  alp227   Nov-16-11 11:32 PM   #23 
  - Prop 13 coming home to roost.  4dsc   Nov-17-11 06:11 AM   #26 
  - my first thought as well. nt  Javaman   Nov-17-11 09:53 AM   #27 
  - Prop 13 has been roosting for decades.  Xithras   Nov-17-11 11:32 AM   #31 
  - In a way, the amazing thing is that it's taken this long  KamaAina   Nov-17-11 12:11 PM   #33 
  - Hey, we have 100 billion to build a choo-choo from Arvin to Shafter.  Throd   Nov-17-11 10:08 AM   #28 

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