What a Surprise! Did you know?

What a Surprise!
Did you know?

What a Surprise!

It won’t surprise you to learn that California’s debt has climbed to over $425 Billion dollars.  Yep, you read that right.  If you include local unfunded pension & debt liability, we face a $1.3 Trillion debt.  That is over half of the entire GDP of the state.  According to USdebtClock.org, California is accumulating $100 Billion more debt every year.

That is more debt than many countries.  California’s debt is twice as much as Switzerland, who’s national debt stands at $670 Billion; and about the same as Mexico ($1.4 Trillion) and Australia ($1.3 Trillion). And that does not even include enormous costs for the Governor’s pet projects – High Speed Rail and the Delta Tunnels.

The combination of high debt, unfunded liabilities, insufficient reserves, volatile revenue, and seemingly insatiable appetite for more spending is putting California at increasing risk.

Local governments are facing increasing debt (especially unfunded pension and benefit liabilities).  A recent report from the League of Cities shows that within seven years, taxpayer contributions needed to keep pension systems afloat will double from current levels.  That means services will have to be cut or already-high taxes will have to increase.

I could go on about more, but you know all of this and more.  It’s not going to change for the better.  They will never live under fiscal restraint like you and I must.  They see all of us as their never-ending resource to get what they want.

I ask you, once again, when is enough enough?  When do we stand up to the tyranny?  We have an opportunity to say, “We are standing for liberty and freedom.  And, yes, we are willing to go beyond standing.  We are going to FIGHT for our freedom and liberty”.

Will we have set backs?  Yes we will.  Yes we have.  Does that mean we’ve lost?  NO.  Does that mean we quit?  NEVER.  In fact, it bends us but does not break us.  It strengthens us and we persevere no matter the difficulty.

I know you believe this.  I know you have worked hard.  Your efforts and sacrifice will pay off.
Are you on board for the State of Jefferson?  Join us now to become part of history in the making.  Join the effort to bring liberty and freedom to your kids and grand kids.  Join in the battle that will mark the end of tyranny for those of us in the northern third of the state.  We can be the leaders that set the tone for others to make a stand for liberty.

You have the chance to make a difference.  You will be that difference?  You will be the one who will put us over the finish line?  We can’t do this without you.  So join with us.  Make it happen!

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San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions dating back decades | Fox News

The city of San Francisco plans to retroactively apply California’s current marijuana legalization laws to past criminal cases dating back decades, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

Source: San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions dating back decades | Fox News

California’s Total State and Local Debt Totals $1.3 Trillion | California Policy Center

Source: California’s Total State and Local Debt Totals $1.3 Trillion | California Policy Center

By Bill Fletcher and Marc Joffe
January 10, 2017

We estimate that California state and local governments owe $1.3 trillion as of June 30, 2015. Our analysis is based on a review of federal, state and local financial disclosures. The total includes bonds, loans and other debt instruments as well as unfunded pension and other post-employment benefits promised to public sector employees. Our estimate of California government debt represents about 52% of California’s Gross State Product of $2.48 trillion. When added to the state’s share of the national debt, we find that California taxpayers are shouldering debt burdens on a par with residents of peripheral Eurozone states.

The bond and OPEB obligations account for a total of $574 billion that we can attribute to governments by category. To this we add statewide unfunded pension obligations reported by 85 single and multi-employer pension plans, estimated at $258 billion. For most systems, we used a database posted by the State Controller, but for the largest systems, we obtained 2015 updated data from actuarial valuation reports.

According to the State Treasurer’s Office Debt Watch website, $72 billion on new debt was issued in the year ending December 2016 as summarized below. This amounts to a debt increase of about $1,800 per citizen or about $4,600 per taxpayer in only one year (but this is partially offset by maturities and early repayments of exiting issues).

The estimated California government debt of $1.3 trillion can be allocated back to all residents or just those that pay taxes. The state’s population is about 39 million. According to the IRS, about 17 million individual tax returns were filed in 2014. These levels imply California government debt burdens of $33,000 per resident and $74,000 per taxpayer – excluding their share of federal debt.

Gov. Brown touts liberal accomplishments, rebukes Washington Republicans in final State of the State address | CalWatchdog.com

Gov. Brown touts liberal accomplishments, rebukes Washington Republicans in final State of the State addressCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final “State of the State” address in Sacramento on Thursday, mixing in a reflection on his last two terms in office with warnings about the future – without mention President Trump by name.

Overall, the 79-year-old governor portrayed California as an example to be followed while lambasting the “poison of our politics,” an apparent reference to Trump and the GOP agenda in Washington.

However, Republican critics argue the current state of the pension system is still untenable and the high poverty rate and skyrocketing cost of living are issues yet to be adequately addressed in Sacramento.

“Some people are spending 50 percent of their pay on rent,” Republican Assembly Leader Brian Dahle said after the speech. “With increasing taxes, they’re raising revenues off the back of people here.”

And the address would not have been complete without reference to Brown’s bullet train project, with him admitting that “I make no bones about it. I like trains, and I like high-speed trains even better.”

The price of the high-speed rail connecting the north and south of the state has faced increased costs in the decade since voters approved it. For example, as the Los Angeles Times noted, the first installment – from Bakersfield to Madera – is already $4.6 billion over budget.

Source: Gov. Brown touts liberal accomplishments, rebukes Washington Republicans in final State of the State address | CalWatchdog.com

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