California and the Government Power Grab
California and the Government Power Grab
Anyone that has been living in California is beginning to recognize the Government Power Grab. This is a significant grab of power by the Liberal Democrats that have a Super Majority in the California House and Senate.
Many that don’t pay attention would ask – What do you mean? Grabbing Power? What Power? Well, the power they are grabbing is your personal freedom, income, safety and the American dream. They are doing this in many ways.
- The legalization of Marijuana
- The Limitation of Water you can use
- The systematic elimination of Prop 13
- The Housing and Medical Benefits to Illegal Aliens
- The requirement of Solar on New Construction
- The Laws Outlawing Straws
- The proposition to freeze building in Fire Prone Areas
- The continued elevation of Sales Taxes
- The super majority passing on taxes and expenses without voter approval.
I could list things for hours but you would be asleep or be on another website – so lets address these few things.
The Legalization of Marijuana
The legalization of Marijuana is a tax grab as well as a social grab. Pot is huge income for the state. This eliminates a criminal business which is good – and perhaps people who get high should be taxed so maybe these things are not bad. There is a large population that uses this drug in California. Why then is it a power grab? Because stoned people just don’t care about anything. Their minds are not clear – many smoke pot daily so they don’t care about what is going on in the state. Many can’t function by holding jobs are dependent on government programs to subsist. These people will continue to vote for liberal policies, taxes and many other things because it doesn’t affect them. It is good to keep the entire state “stoned” while government goes about stripping hard-working people’s money and removes freedoms.
Limitation of Water
In the Northern Sierra at the 4000 foot elevation we have had over 84 inches of rain in the last 12 months. This does not include the snow pack my PWS does not measure. Think about it– 7 feet of water in the mid elevations of the Sierra Nevada and more at the higher elevations. This is a huge amount of water, however Californian’s will be limited to 55 gallons per day per person – a proverbial drop in the bucket.
If people have not been paying attention there are huge releases of water out of Orville Lake, Folsom Lake, Berryessa, Don Pedro, Shasta and other reservoirs. Why? Because there is so much water they need to make room for the spring melt which is going to be significant. Where is the water going? Out to sea. Yes, you read this correctly – the water will flow down the Consumes, Sacramento and American rivers through the delta to the Ocean.
You say, but – there is huge forest fires, climate change, water shortages! Yes we have huge fires due to forest mismanagement and the verdict is out on climate change – but what about the water?
With huge numbers of illegal population crossing the border (those that vote liberal – those that want free stuff) are coming to California and there is not enough infrastructure to provide water for all – not because of a shortage, but because of inadequate storage facilities or is there?
California can making a stunning amount of revenue by water limitation because they can charge exorbitant prices to any that use more than their allocation. So freedom you ask? The American Dream? Well forget about that nice vegetable garden – no water to grow things. Buy up on that deodorant because you won’t be able to take a bath and wash your clothes on the same day. Prepare to spend a much larger portion of your income on water.
This isn’t about water – it is about money and a huge power grab for the state.
Elimination of Proposition 13
Proposition 13 limits that amount that your property taxes can go up each year to 2.5%. Property taxation is limited to 1% of the property value. People that bought homes in a decade or so ago bought them for reasonable amounts – like the rest of the country. These values have sky-rocketed due to Google, Apple and other technology companies going in to the Bay Area communities. Homes that sold for 200K are worth over a million. With prop 13 in effect those homeowners – mostly older are paying property tax rates on a smidgen of what their home is worth. So think about this. Buy a 200K home 10 years ago your property tax per year was $2000. On year two your assessed value can only increase 2.5% so now your home can only be taxed on 205,000 – so your new tax bill is $2050. (But your property went up in value to 250K in that year so you should be paying $2500 a year in taxes). Do the math. Many with million dollar properties are only paying taxes on a property value of 250K.
This is a huge revenue loss for California and they are not standing for it. Every person that bought years ago will see their tax rates increase by huge margins – 2,000 to 3,000 tax bills will increase to 10,000 to 12,000. People will lose their homes. California doesn’t care about that because people will come buy those homes and pay the new tax, or they will tear them down to make duplex’s or four-plexe’s because there is a housing shortage – and the more people they can get per square foot the more property tax revenue, sales tax revenue, water tax revenue, gas tax revenue etc…. You see my point.
Housing and Free Medical to Illegals
Tax and Spend is California’s motto. The more illegals that enter the state the more guarantees that Democrats will remain in power. California has legalized Illegal’s drivers licenses, streamlined the voter registration process which guarantees illegals will be able to vote illegally and with the draw of free housing and medical – more votes to California.
Solar on New Construction
California is requiring Solar on all new buildings? Why? Green energy is good right? I have Solar. So why is this a bad idea? Well, Government officials invest in Solar and line their pockets with guaranteed revenue. Solar companies are not required to install quality systems (no regulations.) The cost of solar goes into the purchaser’s mortgage so it is also huge revenue for banks that finance homes. The builder keeps the Federal Tax credit – the buyer gets none. There is no standard requirement of what the system has to produce in kilowatts. So California can overcharge for solar, still make people pay the power companies due to under-built systems – charge power producers a carbon tax and have an excuse to raise energy rates because “solar is available.” Again – another ploy to fleece the pockets of the citizens and make the government rich along with solar companies.
I put this in there to show how stupid the laws are in the State. It is illegal to serve a straw with a drink because they are plastic and they could hurt wildlife. As I agree that this is a problem I also must point out that California stopped us from paper bags ( a renewable resource, a biodegradable resource – trees) and forced us to use Plastic Bags which are a serious environmental problem. Now they charge for plastic bags as well (more revenue). Why did environmentalists force us from a green product (paper bags and straws) to plastic products that they can outlaw and tax? Simple – Fines and jail time for people who pass out straws – and revenue to the state for every plastic bag purchase. Another stripping of your rights and more money for the liberals in power.
Proposition to Freeze Building in Fire Prone Areas
This is another government ploy. Climate change is causing fires – so they say – so if they eliminate people from moving to rural areas they can have more control. When government takes over – which they will they will have everyone in the cities and it is easier to control the population in the city when Government is in control.
In the mountains people have wells – hard to tax water. In the mountains people have fuel to burn, trees, fallen branches etc. Hard to charge a carbon tax for energy on people burning wood. Food, Deer, Bears and more food to eat – People can hunt. Hard to control the population when the food supply is squeezed.
Mountain People have guns. We are a threat to Government Control. We love our guns and will use them to protect ourselves and family. We won’t allow a government up-rising. We understand the Second Amendment to the Constitution was written because of the Third Amendment. We know that if we need to form a militia it is legal and we can put down the government for our freedom if we have to.
Mountain people are rebels and are dangerous to government control. We don’t like liberals, laws taking our freedom away and we know how to take care of ourselves. We have our own water, power, sewer systems and land. We know how to hunt, fish and grow food. We are a threat to government.
Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
California (Taxifornia) will be passing tax after tax after tax. Sales taxes are on the rise, property taxes are on the rise, fuel taxes are the highest in the country, water is going to be taxed and food will eventually be taxed.
California cannot provide “Free Everything” without revenue. Those that work will be seeing smaller and smaller paychecks. As we are forced to leave because we can no longer survive with the overbearing tax burden California will simply raise taxes.
California wants to control everything and everyone. The state is an Oligarchy and wants to be modeled after Socialism. Control over all aspects of a person’s life means government can control YOU. When they control your food supply, medical treatment, energy, power, housing and more you have no more rights. You are dependent on Government. If they feed you drugs like alcohol, marijuana and opiates they will keep you in-line.
California is about control. California is about taxes.
So Why Do I Live Here?
In the Sierra Nevada – it is a beautiful paradise. We live here because of our freedom. We live here because there isn’t much crime. We live here because we want to. We also are here because someone has to take the responsibility to educate Californian’s and stop them from heading down the wrong path. The Jefferson State movement is doing just that. California is on a power-grab quest. They want to control every aspect of your life. They want to take your money, freedom and basic human rights. This must be stopped. People MUST become educated. People MUST read our Constitution. People MUST stop these liberals from being voted into office. People MUST stop the power grab at every election. People MUST hold politicians accountable.
California is a beautiful part of the world and is worth fighting to keep, but I fear many of us will give up the fight and move away to Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana or Wyoming – where freedom, low taxes and the Constitution is the law of the land.