Letter to the Editor

Thanks, Nebraska!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank the good, sensible citizens of Nebraska for helping to bail out California with your share of the $31 billion stimulus gift to us by the Federal Frankenstein. The reason you're getting a meter pittance of the stimulus is because you didn't vote for Commissar Obama, as we overwhelmingly did.

This $31 billion will almost wipe out our $42 billion deficit (more than the total U.S. domestic budget under President Kennedy in 1963) and will enable the leftwing Democrat legislature to further lavish billions of dollars on the 10 million illegal aliens here, and continue to pay cops, firemen, prison guards and other public union employees $150,000 a year. They can then retire in 20 years and draw a pension at 80 percent of their bloated salaries.

The public unions run the state by contributing billions of dollars to the loony Democrats in return for favors and astronomical salaries. Our current budget is $105 billion! Even this humongous sum hasn't prevented California from becoming a third-world nation, and taxpayers here are voting with their feet.

Anyway, thanks suckers! Our governor, the Jerkinator, who's become a pawn of the Kennedy Royal Family, also thanks you.


Thomas Kope,

Baldwin Park, Calif.

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  • I am in California currently. I visited my old Neighborhood in Laguna Niguel. A house that was listed for $750,000 in 1996, the bottom of the 1989-1996 real estate correction is currently listed for over $2,500,000. I fear this real estate correction and job loss cycle is not even close to being over for Californians.

    That price is greater than 10% appreciation a year since 1996. This price needs to come down a minimum 25% to reach the first retracement level of a minimum correction.

    I project California unemployment will top out at around 12%-14%. People leaving the State will mask that number to that level. If people had to stay that number would approach 18%.

    In 1996, as I left California, I made the comment that "California has problems that can never be solved". I still believe that. Pete Wilson was governor then and he had talent. He couldn't get done what needed to get done due to the No Cal left. That problem has only gotten worse.

    -- Posted by wallismarsh on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 8:32 AM
  • AIG bonuses don't hold a candle, to the billions spent to support 40 million illegal aliens occupying our nation. We need E-verify application to disqualify alien labor from our workplace. We need to remove the pestilence of illegal alien criminals. Even the FBI admits that illegal immigrants commit 40% percent of crimes in the US? Only the critics who have something to gain from its dismantling E-Verify, as they are continuously making waves about its excellent capabilities.

    They express its unreliable, out-of-date or some other diatribe. Invented by open border orators, immigration attorney organizations, pro-illegal immigration politicians who have been brought by their corporate benefactors to sack its permanent use. The Democratic leadership under House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) killed it silently in the Stimulus/Omnibus bill, but it will keep breathing until September.

    Strange that under the flag of our Framers, these politicians we voted to office are cutting American Workers throats for the dollar bill. We must bring to a halt illegal immigration, as its costing taxpayers hundreds of billions annually. It must be embraced by every business nationwide and those who ignore it, should go to prison.

    They are after all, taking away the livelihoods of the legal population. If you don't mind competing with illegal immigrants on any rung of your career. Find the truth here: NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIALWATCH, CAPSWEB.

    -- Posted by Brittanicus on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 12:21 PM
  • Let me see, I think Baldwin Park is in the south somewhere that is referred to as the Los Angeles Area, we in central Califonia, sometimes called the Bay Area or Silicon Valley don't really care much about what is happening down there because it is another world although most of our politicians come from there because that is where most of the people live. Being a middle state or northern republican conservative (not a radical like a lot of them in Orange County) and a former born and raised Hitchcock County resident, I think it is great that we can all help each other in hard times. Look at the years that California residents have sent billions to the treasury to bail out and subsidize the farmers of Nebraska but received little in return, it is still going on. We didn't complain. We didn't receive billions in the bailout, only a few million. Maybe if Nebraska wouldn't have started accepting illegals 40 years ago to do their farm work and meat packing there wouldn't be as many today. Los Angeles started and grew big with a former Lincoln resident named Sam Yorty, in fact souther california was filled with Nebraskans and ran a lot of the governments there, it was better than the dust bowl. Seems we are all in this together and not be so selfish. Yes I thank you for helping us Californians that use to live in Nebraska and still love the state and the people.

    -- Posted by Oh what a wonderful day on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 4:21 PM
  • I seriously doubt the return on federal taxes has changed all that much since 2004 or 2005 when Califonrina was getting back something in the neighborhood of 77 cents for every dollar they sent to the feds while Nebraska was right at $1.20 returned to the state for every $1.00 sent to the feds.

    That is, Nebraska has traditionally, in recent times, been a welfare state receiving more from the federal government than they sent in.

    As a person retired under Calpers, I recieve 42% of what I earned when I retired. I would be the first to agree that a dollar cap should be instituted on how much an individual may receive under CalPers, but most of us are lucky to make a third of $150,000--and at least in my coverage under CalPers, overtime did not qualify for CalPers credit. When you talk about a subject you should use facts, not Rush Limbaugh type exaggerations of the truth. And you should know, Mr. Kope, that under Dukemajian and Wilson, MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF EARNINGS IN CALPERS, were declared "overfunded" and turned over to the general fund for the state of California--myself and thousands of other public employees had no choice whether or not to have 7% of our salary automatically deducted from our salaries and invested in CalPers, that was nothing but legal theft from the members of CalPers--the Republican'ts are still upset the law was changed and they can't do it anymore.

    California is a great state--it will survive and thrive once again! (Provided the wealthy Republican'ts don't fund further recalls in the future and the churches stay out of political fundraising--for a country founded on seperation of church and state, last falls election was a travesty of justice in that regard.)

    -- Posted by ontheleftcoast on Mon, Mar 23, 2009, at 11:02 PM
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