Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oh - holy - fuck. Are California sales tax revenues really down 40% YOY? This is a PDF, but since it came from the budget office - it's the link I'm providing. Here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow -- over $3B in personal income tax collected. That's so fucking depressing. And on top of that Governor Moonbeam wants to raise the sales tax again!!

    I think the Film and Tax Credit program is a joke, only it's not funny. "Although [the film industry] accounts for just 1.1 percent of employment in the state, it accounts for nearly twice that percentage in wages." So WHAT?! 2.2 percent, whoop-dee-fucking-doo!!!

    Then again, it doesn't surprise me in the least that our state legislators would baby Hollywood instead of supporting other employment sectors.

    Meanwhile the rest of the state is floundering, but instead of making the environment more business-friendly so that we can create more jobs, employers are strangled by a bloated bureaucracy, outrageous fees, and burdensome regulations.

    Oh wait: Let's build a completely unneeded railroad to nowhere, because that's "creating jobs"!! California politicians are a bunch of assholes, led by the biggest sphincter of them all.

    Now my head wants to explode.

    Purple Magpie