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California asks Feds for $7 bil bailout for the State.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    No chit. California just asked the Feds for a loan of $7 bil because it can't cover it's deficits.

    This is Calif. which knows all, knows better than we, tree huggers and emissions killers and so on.

    They are so out of control...

    Now that bailouts are the norm - AIG and banks and stock brokers and California, who's next, the other 49 States?

    Oops EXCEPT Alaska which under Palin has a huge surplus and about $50 bil in in the bank!

    Tiny Alaska, which is said to be of no consequence due to size, could afford to give California, the largest state in the union, the $7 bil it can't raise and Alaska would never miss it!! [​IMG]

    Who's stupid here, besides our politicians and...? [​IMG]
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Wouldn't that be just the berries? One state bailing out another. You betcha, there would be some oversight of that, eh? For the privilege of borrowing from us, we get to tell you how you can spend the money.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I'm just surprised the Libtards didn't just tack on that extra measly Seven Billion for California in the Big Bailout - it would have been a typical Pelosi/Boxer ploy.
    What's next - Billions for New York City? Chicago?
    Hey, sunny Florida is having troubles...... where is OUR handout....? :lol:

    You know, if he really tried, ol' Ahnold could talk a few of his Hollyweird buddies and girlfriends into ponying up a cool ten mill or so each. Hold a "Telethon for the Rich & Powerful" ..... offer a couple choice movie roles for the biggest spenders...... or a place on the State Cabinet.
    "Commisioner of Film Locations Spielberg" - has a nice ring to it. [ROFL]
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I am missing something here; everybody is blaming this 8.6 (7 billion was last week) dollar bail-out on the Democrats but if I remember right, it was Bush-lite that came on TV pleading and threatening for it and it was him that said nobody was supporting their president in his demands for it...now Free-republic and all the right-side boards are laying the blame on the Democrats? How did this happen?
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Nothing like throwing more money at something that nobody has yet to come up with a plan to fix what got us here in the 1st place.

    Why not, we'll just print more [booze]
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Short term memory loss, guess they forgot who was pushing this plan through without any oversight in the 1st place

  7. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell, NY doesn't need any $$ because mayor frackin' bloomberg is a billionaire........he can foot the bill.................:lol:
  8. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    How funny that in a state with the filthy rich actors and all the "Beautiful people" which is controlled by the party who's motto is "pay your fair share" in taxes who are at least vocally supported by the filthy rich constituents it is constantly in the Red .

    How can this be ?

    Are all their rich friends having a problem with paying their "Fair Share" of taxes when they figure out it's difficult if not impossible to "Pay your fair share" for the entire world or even just millions from one country , Mexico to come camp at your door step sit on their azzes with their hands out expecting you to fill them with social programs ala tax freebies .

    When it comes to their thinking I recall an incident as a kid out with my father near Christmas time while shopping .

    We had exited the umpteenth store we had been to that day and walking past the hundredth Salvation Army Santa with his bell and kettle except this one my dad hadn't given me money to put in the kettle as he had at several others and I said something about it to him .

    My dad stopped and said to me "Son you'll learn the world is full of good causes you'd love to help with , but there are so many even if a millionaire gave just one dollar to every cause he would soon find himself poor and in need of help from the very causes he had given all his money to ."

    I think all of the educated California politicians would have benefited from the simple wisdom of my old man a long time ago .
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Just sell (maybe give?) California back to Mexico.
  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    As long as the leftist politicians and those who agree with their idealogy go with the state [winkthumb]
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Not the best idea you've ever had. That would make the border a LOT longer. [beat][beat][beat]
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