Thursday, November 22, 2012

How Bad is it in California?

I thought this was pretty funny.  What the author didn't realize was this hoax article was based off of the Walter Williams op-ed where he suggested CA was within its rights to do this. My parting comment was that he shouldn't give CA any ideas.
John Smithton, Sacramento Times

Updated 12:19 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 LOS ANGELES - Democrats after gaining a two-thirds majority in both the California Assembly and Senate following Tuesday's election, will be bringing several new laws forward, all without the need for Republican votes.

The most striking of these is a bill which would restrict wealthy California wage earners from leaving the state without facing a large penalty assessment on their real estate and financial assets....

"It's time to start anew and to live within our means but at the same time invest in the cornerstone of our future and of our economy. We need those fortunate enough with higher incomes to continue paying their fair share, and if that means making them pay dearly if they decide to leave our state so be it," Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said in a telephone interview....

State Democrats have also proposed forming a new branch of the state police, to be known as the "STASI" or "State Team Action to Stem Income" which would be staffed with volunteers from every community, monitoring residents contemplating moving out of the state. The staffers would report on neighbors and family members with moving plans or otherwise acting suspiciously....

The other clue was the use of the term STASI which was the state secret police in East Germany (DDR).

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