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From page A5 | September 10, 2012 | 14 Comments


Look up the word “moron” in your dictionary and you will see a picture of Jerry Brown — some editions will have a pictture of Darrell Steinberg. These Democrat idiots know full well that a fee and a tax are the same thing but they blatantly disregard the will of the people and levy this “fire fee” anyway. They know they will lose the pending lawsuit but in the meantime they get the use of our money knowing a lawsuit will take years to settle. On top of that this fee (tax) goes into the general fund and not to Cal Fire so Brown and his cronies can waste it any way they want just like they have wasted much of the state’s revenues.

It is interesting that the Democrat loonies choose this fee (tax) be applied to rural counties in California. The demographics of these counties is primarily Republican so Brown et al finds another way to soak those who disagree with him. If this is not his agenda why not have a crime fee (tax) for places like Stockton, Oakland (he also failed there as mayor), Richmond, Vallejo, and many other high crime communities? Of course this is not considered because that would have an effect on his base. He also says that our schools are in desperate need of revenue so why not use this same approach for all parents of children ages 4 thru 18 — apparently he feels that he doesn’t need two-thirds majority, just impose $150 fee per child and school funding is solved. Again, that would never be considered because again that has an impact on his liberal base. It is also interesting that liberals always say that they are the ones who ”care” about seniors and Republicans do everything they can to hurt our senior citizens. However rural California has a significant senior population on fixed incomes. They chose to move to areas that were more affordable, had less crime and a slower pace of life. This one act of imposing a fee (tax) without the mandated two-thirds required vote shows the Democrats’ true colors.

They think they are above the law and we are just serfs. If this fee (tax) is not paid within 30 days of the mailing date there is a 20 percent penalty per month. If a private business did this they would be criminally prosecuted. Anyone who is subject to this fee (tax) especially senior citizens who votes for the proposed tax increases in November just might see their picture in dictionaries under the word “moron.”

Slightly different topic but under the same general theme of taxes, I saw a great bumper sticker the other day. “If you want free birth control put a picture of Nancy Pelosi in your bedroom.”

Rose, look up the word “sarcasm” in the dictionary — it is under the letter “S” about two-thirds of the way thru — if you hit “T” go left a little and you can find it.

Shingle Springs

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Discussion | 14 comments

  • JohnSeptember 04, 2012 - 7:55 pm

    Bob Reilly certainly elevates the intellectual level of the discourse. For a 9 year old, Bob writes a decent letter.

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  • RichSeptember 05, 2012 - 6:30 am

    Seems Mr. Reilly is still suffering from being admonished by a teenager, come on Reilly, put your big boy pants on and get over it.

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  • barf 2012September 10, 2012 - 12:50 am

    john, rich= libtard morons

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  • Sue TaylorSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    Great letter Robert, between the fire fees and the increased water rates there are many rural seniors suffering. I guess the goal is to get them to move out of the rural areas and into high density urban areas where the state can "take care of them".

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  • CatherineSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:24 am

    @Sue Taylor, this reminds me, what's up with the 'Hangman's Tree' building?

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  • John LSeptember 11, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Leave it to liberal idiots like "John" and "Rich" to immediately start their little insulting comments instead of adding to the discussion in an intelligent way. Of course, that's probably because of their obvious lack of anything useful to say. Everyone outside of California (myself included) as well as thinkers like Bob Reilly in California realize the state is a glaring example of what the US will soon be like if we allow the Chicago liberal thugs to retain control of Washington. I still can't believe California voters had a choice for governor between a proven Democrat loser and a very successful Republican businesswoman and they chose Ex-Governor Moonbeam. California really needs to split the state in half but instead of North/South it needs to be East (liberal, socialist)/West (conservative, reasonable).

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  • Ken SteersSeptember 11, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    But I love the lyric's to their song "Our America" We the people of the United States In order to form a more perfect union I have a dream, a dream that one day We hold these truths to be self evident That all men are created equal and They are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights And that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed At the twilights last gleaming I pledge allegiance to the flag Of the United States of America Who's bright stripes and bright stars Through the periless fights O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streaming And to the Republic for which is stands One nation under God And the rockets red glare The bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there Indivisible Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave With liberty and justice for all O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave That and "Save a horse ride a cowboy"

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  • James E.September 11, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    John L, if they split California into East/West California, it would put El Dorado County in East California (liberal/socialist). That wouldn't work.

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  • Rich,-Comment by Robert Reilly supported by Sue Taylor want to be polSeptember 11, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    You just got to love punks like Robert Reillys who make off color comments about elected officials; "I heard a rumor that Harry Reid owns a minority interest in a brothel in South Nevada. I have no proof but unless he releases his tax returns it must be true. I also heard that Nancy Pelosi works there on many weekends but she has not had a customer in years. Again, I have no proof but it is up to her to show this is not accurate.” ROBERT REILLY Shingle Springs

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  • MichaelSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    @John L...the name calling began with Mr. Reilly's opinion letter, which to me lost credibility with the terms "morons" and "loonies" and took on an isolationist tone just as yourself which pushed it further off the ledge. A credible and civilized discussion is more than welcome, but dividing up the state to place one side against the other seems rather un-American,and even a bit Marxist if you ask me. Although I am sad I wasted the last 5 minutes of my life acknowledging this comment chain, perhaps another person with greater intellect than us all will contribute a concise and direct debate to this ill-conceived fire tax.

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  • Foaming at the MouthSeptember 11, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    Bad form, Catherine. Sue put pretty pictures in the window, but lost interest after her campaign sign came down. Cut her some slack, she's hip to Agenda 21.

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  • CatherineSeptember 11, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Re the Hangman bldg, I didn't mean this as dig. I saw her name and knew she'd purchased the place and I hadn't seen recent articles. Looks like they're running one for Wednesday's paper.

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  • Sue TaylorSeptember 11, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Catherine, we are moving through the planning permit process. It's all good..

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  • Sue TaylorSeptember 11, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    My comment regarding the fire fees was due to my frustration after helping two different senior family members through the fire bill and protest letters. Today Brown just added a 1% lumber tax fee. Meanwhile our Board of Supervisors continue to authorize more spending on road and water infrastructure and expensive low income housing projects for their crony friends while we pay the bills. It is really getting old.

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