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Brown Meets With Caucuses To Promote Budget Plan

Governor Jerry Brown kicked off a budget public relations blitz Tuesday. Over the course of two days, he’s meeting separately with each of the Republican and Democratic caucuses – four gatherings in all.

The Governor said he’s hearing concerns from Democrats about deep cuts and from Republicans about his proposed tax extensions. Brown said after years of budgets that didn’t hold up, lawmakers need to face reality.

“They did not present an honest budget because it was too hard, too painful and so I think avoidance is the first choice” Brown said. “But it’s not the choice we’re going to choose.”

Brown’s plan to close the state’s $25 billion budget gap includes billions in cuts to most areas of government and asks voters to approve an extension of three tax increases. He’s up against a March deadline to put that measure on the ballot.

Brown is also scheduled to talk with the Los Angeles-area Chamber of Commerce about his budget plan later this week.

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Brittanicus | February 8, 2011 at 6:16 p.m. ― 3 years, 2 months ago

More than $22,000 difference is the “tax burden” which rises to $1.1 million over the worker’s lifetime. How much is being drained from any State or Municipal county and cities funds is anybody’s guess? Because of this, the poor illegal immigrants who enter the United States raise the national poverty rate. The biggest financial pile-driver that depletes the US and local coffers is the Instant baby citizenship law. May be the Supreme court will give no relief on this highly controversial subject, but the illegal parent-parents have no legal standing, so they can and should be deported forthwith. Cruel as it seems, it would not give the parents a free pass to have access to taxpayers dollars knowing they are "Person non Grata" and had to leave before being deported.

According to FAIR, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $113 billion annually. Broken down, the direct cost to the US government is about $29 billion, while the states pick up the remaining share of about $84 billion dollars. Illegal’s cost each household in America, meaning the households of citizens-Legal residents who pay taxes, $1,117. The largest expense for illegal’s is educating their American-born children, some $52 billion. Not surprisingly, the states with the highest number of illegal’s also pay the most-- to feed, educate, house, medicate, and imprison them; the Sanctuary State of California. This States price tag for its 2.55 million illegal’s (Rough projection), FAIR reports, is $21.8 billion annually. As FAIR concludes, the cost of illegal’s accounts for all of the budget deficits for California and New York are now facing massive financial red ink in 2011. Business who hire them should face a penalty of prison, as they are stealing jobs from Americans. Every business--no matter the size, should be under federal mandate to use E-Verify to remove illegal workers opening the doors for unemployed Americans.

Those interested in this sickening phenomenon should read this, if the Liberal media allows it? "The Fiscal Impact of Immigration", by Edwin S. Rubenstein, president of ESR Research, economic consultants, financial analyst. http://tinyurl.com/4tnkjy Investigate further costs and consequences of this issue at http://tinyurl.com/dbcylb at Social Contract Press. We must build the double layer border fence. Eject every anti-sovereignty politician. Revise the instant citizenship amendment law in the 14th Amendment, originally meant for slave emancipation and above all else stop the catering of tax dollars being siphoned to --ALL--foreign nationals, no matter their country of origin. Call your Congress at 202-224-3121 and demand they build the—REAL—FENCE under the 2006 Secure Fence Act. Not just to stop the illegal alien invasion, the criminals and drug traffickers, but the incursion of murderous terrorists with many already here and set up cells. These zealot fundamentalists are not coming here for a picnic lunch.

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Brittanicus | February 8, 2011 at 6:17 p.m. ― 3 years, 2 months ago

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TAXES ARE GOING....?

Illegal Immigration is one of the most serious economic and cultural issues, ever to face these United States. In Kentucky, Colorado, Utah, California or any other State you must--DEMAND--zero tolerance enforcement on this OUT OF CONTROL problem. The Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector analyst and futurist calculates that for every $1 unskilled workers pay in taxes they receive about $3 to $4 in government benefits, including Medicaid, food stamps, low income housing and other welfare programs. Even the Federal government (GAO) agency has accepted this as a fact. Using data from 2004, (It's my suggestion that the US Government is not releasing to many statistics, either Liberal-Democrats or Republicans after this decade on this matter?) The report shows the average household headed by a low-skilled worker paid $9,689 in taxes but received $32,138 in benefits a year.

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