The California Senate GOP has replaced their leader and continue to stand fast against the Democrats-Schwarzenegger plan to close the state's $42 billion budget gap.
If you're wondering what these proposed new taxes would mean to you, the Sacramento Bee has put online a helpful calculator. There is one thing the calculator apparently doesn't take into effect -- the combination of the addition 12 cent a gallon gas tax with the additional sales tax on all products (in California we pay sales tax on the gas tax).
Not exactly how the "free market" works when you're competing against the government paying people to sit on their asses.
In any other context, I believe this is referred to as “how the free market works” https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/10/my-chipotle-bowl-just-got-more-expensive-and-its-the-federal-governments-fault/
SEN. LANKFORD: "Can you help me get a good definition of 'birthing people?'"
BECERRA: "We're trying to be precise in the language that's used."
SEN. LANKFORD: "Mom is a pretty good word. That's worked for a while."
Ummm...who elected her? Is there something wrong with the guy we did elect? What do we pay the FLOTUS? A "United States government official"?
Prepping for the G7.
One of the most frightening articles I've ever read.
Heh. Wait until he looks at gun laws.
Some personal news: This spreadsheet is an alphabetical list of the cities and towns in Massachusetts and how many chickens and roosters you can legally own in each of them, as well as information on the relevant permits etc.