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October 31, 2009

California "Temporarily" Confiscates More Income From Working Families

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at October 31, 2009 5:46 PM

The Moonbat-Run State of California has figured out a way to help itself to more of the taxpayers money without technically raising taxes. The LA Times explains.

Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear.
Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers' annual tax bills won't change.
Think of it as a forced, interest-free loan: You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April.

Sure, the taxpayers will get it back, or maybe they'll just get an IOU. So, basically, a person who works hard for a living is going to get a pay cut so that welfare benefits to illegal immigrants and the bloated rolls of state employees can go on as usual.


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Fuck California! I hope an earth quake hits and it slides in to the pacific ocean.

Die liberal scum die!

Posted by: Anonymous at October 31, 2009 6:11 PM


At 2:16 Yardale wrote: I'm keeping my politics out of the holiday.

At 2:54 Yardale wrote about H1N1 Vaccines for Gitmo Terrorists (conveniently forgetting that the earlier Moonbattery line was H1N1 was an Obama plot).

At 5:46 we have California etc.

So much for good your intentions Yardale.

For myself, the mandarin oranges were a big hit and they are all gone, I'm running out of sesame snaps and fruit leather seems to be the next favorite.

Witches, vampires and spiderman have been the most common visitors.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 31, 2009 6:23 PM


Stick a fork in that state. It's done.

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at October 31, 2009 6:28 PM


Props to you, GoY, for sticking to what's REALLY important.

For the second Anonymous: Once I gave away fruit leather and mandarin oranges for Halloween. Then, when they let me out of prison for child abuse, I went with Kit-Kat instead. Do you live in Kalifornia or WTF?

Posted by: pomalom at October 31, 2009 6:37 PM


While the amounts might be small, there are plenty of workers barely getting by.

By the state forcing workers to give the bankrupt state more of an interest-free loan, how many of those workers who are currently carrying credit card debt will have to borrow just a little bit more until their next tax refund comes?

"It's having a relatively small impact on people's income," Levy said, pointing out that many families will receive only $12 to $40 less each month.

The amounts are relatively small, so they shouldn't push any one household over the edge. However, the cumulative amount is immense.

According to the article, the state will be floating about $1.7B through this crooked accounting. While not every worker has existing debt that the higher withheld amount could have been used to pay down, I have to question the integrity of a state which floats money like this knowing that many hundreds of millions of it are effectively being borrowed at a marginal rate in the stratosphere (e.g., 29.99%).

Think of it this way: that $20/month extra being withheld amounts to several hundreds of dollars per year, per worker, that could have otherwise been used to pay down personal debt. If Sacramento weren't so broke and greedy, Californians could be applying that $20/month to their debts immediately, rather than carrying that debt for another six or so months until their refunds arrive.

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at October 31, 2009 6:39 PM


Anonymous at October 31, 2009 6:23 PM

Lao, you're a massive retard. Posting on a political blog is a completely separate thing from forcing your politics on uninterested people during a holiday.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 31, 2009 6:59 PM


LOL!! I didn't make the declaration to keep politics out of the holiday, Yardale did.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 31, 2009 7:01 PM


Go bugger a goat or something you stupid moonbat.

Stop contaminating an anti moonbat blog.

Posted by: Scaramouche at October 31, 2009 7:12 PM


geez - all you gotta due is increase your withholding by 1 exemption.
The smart folks (i.e us republicans) will do that.
the dumb ones (i.e you democrats) will not & moan & groan over how bad it is to live in CA - my advise - move out

Posted by: blue at October 31, 2009 7:59 PM


Anonypussy.... Yardale is keeping politics out of the holiday by NOT putting up a graveyard of Liberalism in his front yard and by NOT handing out PC junk like mandarin oranges and ginger snaps....MANDARIN ORANGES AND GINGER SNAPS?!?!?! WTF???? When I was a kid, a chickenshit "treat" like that would have earned you half a dozen eggs, minimum. Where's the pixie stix? Where's the Smarties, and bite-sized Reeses and Mounds, and little boxes of Good n' Plenty, and redropes and Double Bubble and Redhots and Jolly friggin Ranchers? We used to get home-made candied apples when I was little, but NOOOOO!!! They're "dangerous" now. Thanks, safety goons, for scaring the shit out of my mom with razor-blade stories when I was 8.

Not taking out his politics on 8 year olds is what he was talking about. Posting on a blog is an entirely different thing, not that someone who makes "identity politics" into an entire identity could tell the difference.

Everybody else, sorry for the rant. It's just that these leftist needle-dicks have been taking the fun out of EVERY F***ING HOLIDAY WE'VE GOT for the last 35 years of my life, and I'm getting kinda pissed. Ya know?

Posted by: hiram at October 31, 2009 10:21 PM


It only affects the 50% of us in the state that pay taxes. The other 50% who don't pay taxes won't be affected and will keep voting for these looters!

Posted by: LittleMissPerfect at October 31, 2009 10:50 PM


"It's just that these leftist needle-dicks have been taking the fun out of EVERY F***ING HOLIDAY WE'VE GOT for the last 35 years of my life"

Thats because every time a child smiles, and polar bear drowns.
P.S.- don't forget to leave me a treat on Winter Solstice Eve! I'll take Kobe tenderloin medallions on olive oil lacquered ciabatta, toasted, with roasted garlic-sesame aioli, and Tuscan kale, yummy! Oh, and a nice microbrewed lambic framboise, and, oh almost forgot, I'll take one of those mandarins, too- are they organic, locally grown, fair-trade, free range oranges?
Thanks!

Posted by: Obama Claus at October 31, 2009 11:39 PM


It was supposed to say:
"every time a child smiles, "a" polar bear drowns" not "and"!
You know we may need to see about outsourcing this stuff, China maybe....the elf labor pool here is just subpar, Rahm's always on the phone with George and James. Axlerod, Ben, and Tim are always planning their vig over at the Treasury instead of making toys. Nancy down in Human Resources has changed the benefits package AGAIN, she didn't even look at the previous ones! Don't get me started on that smug f@#k Gibbs, I'd like to smack that smirk off his face with a coal-filled stocking...

Posted by: Obama Claus's Teleprompter Elf at November 1, 2009 12:16 AM


So, instead of negotiating with banks or whatnot who actually have some money, paying interest like they should, they've discovered they can just hit the taxpayers over the head without permission, and not pay any interest at all! It's easier AND better!

Why are any producers still there?

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at November 1, 2009 7:54 AM


I don't get this extra state income tax. It doesn't make sense for CA to do something so politically unpopular when it could just as easily start printing its own currency.

Eventually, either strategy gets you to the same place.

Posted by: Fiberal at November 1, 2009 8:14 AM


Im living in the STATE OF JEFFERSON we were once part of NORTHERN KALIFORNIA and SOUTHERN OREGON we were tired of all the treason and high taxes from their crooks in SACRAMENTO

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 1, 2009 8:40 AM


All one has to do is change their W-4. Then you'll still have the same amount taken out as you did before and net change on your tax return will be the same.

I urge all Californians to change their W-4 withholding tomorrow.

Posted by: Janet at November 1, 2009 10:31 AM


What's the betting that California will "repay" excess withholding with...IOUs?

We need a state constitutional amendment that no state employee - none - may receive a pay raise, COLA, promotion, or change of job title (yeah, we thought of that one) will the state runs a deficit.

C'mon, Darrell Issa, put that puppy on the ballot!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 1, 2009 12:18 PM


Oh, how the lefties would love it if conservative bloggers would lay off their idiocy on holidays! Sorry, moonbats, but countermoonbattery cannot take a vacation, because we know YOU don't take a vacation. But as Hiram pointed out, Gregory was talking about politicizing a holiday for CHILDREN,and political posts don't do that (unless he printed out copies of the posts and put them in trick or treaters' bags last night).

Posted by: Judith M. at November 1, 2009 2:54 PM


Judith, we need only bide our time until the lefties observe a holiday. When is Pol Pot's birthday, anyway?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 1, 2009 6:17 PM


california is now bilingual in name only soon it will be the first state to become a open port state meaning open to all with no laws and a international open habor system in other words part of the chinese system of so called chinese shipping alliance or the TRADING AGREEMENT ACT That Obama is working for right now.

its all about the murder of our country and you and the making of a monkey system of government.

Posted by: Fred Dawes at November 1, 2009 7:40 PM


First, it is important to know exactly how much debt have currently. You may have multiple cards. Compile all your bank statements. Then have to make a detailed list of credit card debt which includes the interest rates you are paying for each card. And get the total figure of debt.

Posted by: Tamara Holmes at November 2, 2009 3:38 AM


California's economic failure is just more proof that 'Socialism' is unsustainable. I put Socialism in quotes because I think that word is too generous. The American Psychiatric Association lists one symptom of Antisocial personality disorder as "...a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others." For that reason I think that the term 'Anti-Socialism' would be a more honest description of leftist policy, considering its utter contempt for property rights, financial liberty, and individual self-determination.

Regardless of semantics it seems clear that the rest of the United States will be following California's lead sooner or later. It's probably wisest to abandon this sinking ship and look into options for expatriation.

Posted by: Matthew Middleton at November 2, 2009 3:41 AM


I realize that "individual self-determination" is a redundant phrase. Too bad you don't give the option of editing comments. I've also realized this site attracts a lot of amateur propagandists. There's countless websites that espouse the so-called 'liberal' ideology and yet they choose to post their hateful insults here. Apparently tolerance is an ideal that liberals only hold when it's politically convenient.

Posted by: Matthew Middleton at November 2, 2009 4:10 AM


"It's having a relatively small impact on people's income," Levy said, pointing out that many families will receive only $12 to $40 less each month.

I found that wording interesting. It sounds like government largesse, doesn't it? IT'S OUR MONEY, DOUCHEBAGS!

Posted by: Karin at November 2, 2009 7:32 AM


"It's probably wisest to abandon this sinking ship and look into options for expatriation.
"Posted by: Matthew Middleton at November 2, 2009 3:41 AM"

And go where? In 1861+62, the Southern States decided that secession was the only course after New England and the Republican party violated the US constitution; but we know how that turned out. If we tried that today, we may succeed, but our enemys will swoop in and pick up the pieces of what the Liberals have been left with. We would only delay the one world government takeover and become a shirnking island of civilization. We would have to find a way the totaly destroy the lefties' mad dreams.

Posted by: KHarn at November 2, 2009 3:05 PM


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