I don't know why
You call some place Paradise
Kiss it Goodbye
If you are not familiar with the lyrics above it is the chorus for the song The Last Resort by the Eagles. The song is one of many on the Hotel California album speaking to life in the not so golden state. Of course, the album is over 30 years old now and seems so prophetic when reading about the ails of a once great state ruined by "progressive" politics...........
The Democrats who control the Legislature have fired their opening salvo against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's spending blueprint, which proposed eliminating California's welfare program and cutting deeply into other state services, by proposing that the state rely instead on billions of dollars in new taxes to balance the budget.
The Assembly's Democrats detailed a plan Tuesday that would tax oil companies and borrow billions from the nickel-and-dime deposits that consumers make on recyclable bottles and cans. Tax breaks for businesses that are scheduled to take effect soon would be delayed under the plan.
A day earlier, Democrats in the Senate had begun debating a nearly $5-billion tax plan that would delay the same corporate tax breaks and extend both a hike in personal income taxes and a reduced dependent-care credit that are set to expire in December. Vehicle license fees would rise by $1.2 billion. Taxes on alcohol would increase 60%.
Did it ever occur to anyone in Sacramento that all these tax increase just might push business and residents out of the state; thus resulting in even lower revenues to the state?
Punitive taxes to drive people away?
Now that's "progressive"!