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US States Hurting under ObamaEconomy

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by asur, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. asur

    asur New Member

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    Tax revenues have declined in US states under Obama more than
    ever in the past 46 years.

    States across the country saw their tax revenues for the first quarter of 2009 drop by a record percentage, according to a new report.

    The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government found that the taxes collected by the 50 states dropped by 11.7 percent overall during the first quarter of 2009, compared to the same period a year earlier, the largest such decline in the 46 years for which quarterly data are available.


    The destructive Obama policies are really starting to hurt states.
    Jobs are being lost and there is no rebound at all!

    Services are being turned off, state employees are getting
    unpaid leave and 2010 looks to be worse.

    It's called CHANGE!
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    anyone like pancakes for breakfast? I think they taste realy good , but are best as a late night snack...


    I am sorry where you talking about something? I just tuned it out...
     
  3. asur

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    Here is and example of Hurting!

    Most of California government would continue to shut down for three Fridays each month through June 2010 because of employee furloughs ordered by Schwarzenegger. The three furlough days effectively reduce most state workers' pay by about 14 percent. But officials said state employees will not likely have to endure an additional 5 percent salary cut, which the governor had proposed.

    The largest state employee union, Service Employees International Union Local 1000, is asking its members to authorize job actions that could include a walkout to protest the furloughs. The ballots are due by July 31.

    "I'm extremely angry," said union president Yvonne Walker, who represents 95,000 of the more than 200,000 state workers. "That's money that's not being spent in each of the counties in California by state workers."

    Legislative leaders also are trying to work out the details of borrowing $4 billion from local governments.

    Paul McIntosh, executive director of the California State Association of Counties, called it the largest raid on local governments' coffers in state history.


    Poor union babies, they don't understand how bad it's gonna get. These are the
    good times now. It's called CHANGE!
     
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