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City leaders furious over Sacramento money-grab

Original post made on Jul 23, 2009

Sacramento's proposal to take $4.4 billion in local tax revenue from city governments is "irresponsible," "outrageous" and "unconstitutional," city manager Kevin Duggan said Wednesday.

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Comments (5)

Posted by R Kerr, a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

Please sue them or else get an injunction. This Budget is illegal. Items you haven't mentioned. The State cut Social Security checks by $80.00 a month. Some have lost all the medical benefits. Denti-Cal, Dential services for the poor and disabled, will only pay for extractions. I worked just like everybody else -FICA.


Posted by johnurango@yahoo.com, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2009 at 11:48 am

we need to have Obama look in to this matter

all they take from us how come they don't take a cut in

there pay to see what it is like to have less-to live on.


Posted by Mr. Right, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I kept telling everyone that CA's liberal policies were going to bite everyone in the a** one day. We need to go back to our roots and learn to live without credit. We cannot keep buying goods and services with IOU's. We the citizens should have let the system crash when it had the chance to back in the end of 08, and then maybe right now we could have been on our way to rebuilding the system instead of trying to repair it, which is costing even more to American tax payers. It seems to me like the bailouts set the precedent of not letting our big corporate brothers fail when infact it is their own greed that let us down this disastrous path.

We don't need leaders to guide our everyday liives. When we learn to cope with everyday problems without having the gov't intervene, then maybe that will be the day we can have a democratic goverment working for its people and not the other way around.


Posted by xyz, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I heard the liberal had ways to solve the problem.

1) Raise the sales tax.
2) Tax the rich.


Posted by cooper, a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Could always suspend road work for a year, unless it is an emergency.


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