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Re: Some new info (not all good) from a Leaf Specialist

Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:38 am

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planet4ever wrote:The budget has to balance, and that means expected revenues (mostly taxes) have to match expected expenses. I think the California budget is something like 22 BILLION dollars out of balance right now.
Hmmm .... the 2 sentences seem to be contradictory.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. "The budget has to balance before it can be passed. I think the proposed California budget they are arguing about is something like 22 BILLION dollars out of balance right now."
evnow wrote:I was actually talking about ease of passing the bills.
Nope, not with a Democrat majority fighting to keep the Republican minority from passing any tax cut, because they know it will have to be matched by a spending cut.
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Re: Some new info (not all good) from a Leaf Specialist

Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:14 am

planet4ever wrote:Sorry, I should have been more specific. "The budget has to balance before it can be passed. I think the proposed California budget they are arguing about is something like 22 BILLION dollars out of balance right now."
I thought CA had been pushing real reforms off by borrowing to balance ...
Nope, not with a Democrat majority fighting to keep the Republican minority from passing any tax cut, because they know it will have to be matched by a spending cut.
You mean Democratic majority. "Democrat" is a pejorative used by "conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since the 1930s."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(phrase)
There’s no great mystery about the motives behind this deliberate misnaming. "Democrat Party" is a slur, or intended to be – a handy way to express contempt. Aesthetic judgments are subjective, of course, but "Democrat Party" is jarring verging on ugly. It fairly screams "rat."
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Re: Some new info (not all good) from a Leaf Specialist

Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:18 am

Possibly this name-calling should be moved to "politics, bush-it"?
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Democratic majority ...

Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:01 pm

evnow wrote:You mean Democratic majority. "Democrat" is a pejorative used by "conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since the 1930s."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(phrase)
It was not meant to be pejorative. I have at various times in my life been registered as Democrat, Green, Reform, and Republican. I have never been registered as Democratic.

I agree that "Democrat Party" grates on my ears, too, but I didn't say that. Saying "democratic majority" would be a tautology; working by majority is, by definition, democratic.
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Re: Democrat majority ?

Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:53 pm

planet4ever wrote:It was not meant to be pejorative. I have at various times in my life been registered as Democrat, Green, Reform, and Republican. I have never been registered as Democratic.
You mean "a" Democrat, Green etc...
I agree that "Democrat Party" grates on my ears, too, but I didn't say that. Saying "democratic majority" would be a tautology; working by majority is, by definition, democratic.
That is the difference between small d "democratic majority" and capital D - "Democratic majority".
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