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  1. 25 May '10 16:50
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/ap_on_bi_ge/us_california_budget

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    Sen. Denise Ducheny, D-San Diego, chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, said nearly all state programs have been asked to keep spending flat, if not below what they were receiving two or three years ago.

    "And it seems to me in that context, if we're asking programs to remain flat-funded, we ought to be able to ask ourselves as taxpayers to be flat-funded," Ducheny said.

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  2. 25 May '10 18:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/ap_on_bi_ge/us_california_budget

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    Sen. Denise Ducheny, D-San Diego, chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, said nearly all state programs have been asked to keep spending flat, if not below what they were receiving two or three years ago.

    "And it seems to me in that context, if we're asking programs to re ...[text shortened]... d, we ought to be able to ask ourselves as taxpayers to be flat-funded," Ducheny said.

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    So people in general should stop assuming that they'll be making more money in five or ten years than they are now - that they might indeed be making a lot less - and budget accordingly?
  3. 25 May '10 21:33
    i read her as meaning the government should charge more taxes and the taxpayers should expect their net income to be flat.
  4. 25 May '10 22:48 / 2 edits
    I like my interpretation more.
  5. 25 May '10 23:41
    yeah, but your interpretation is clueless. the senator has no direct way to influence whether taxpayers' incomes remain flat, except by raising taxes. thus her comment, attempting to justify the same.
  6. 25 May '10 23:42
    i.e.,

    http://whatsashasays.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/clueless_movie_poster.jpg
  7. 26 May '10 13:25
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    yeah, but your interpretation is clueless. the senator has no direct way to influence whether taxpayers' incomes remain flat, except by raising taxes. thus her comment, attempting to justify the same.
    I still like my interpretation more
  8. 27 May '10 03:59
    I can't wait to tell my kids they owe the government 45K already, and having even started working yet.
  9. 27 May '10 06:29
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    I can't wait to tell my kids they owe the government 45K already, and having even started working yet.
    i hope their reply is respectful.