Fact: California has a fiscal budgetary crisis, a $12 -$20 BILLION deficit brought on by the profligate spending of the California Legislature (and ratified by Governor Schwarzenegger) on special projects, many of which are used to support the infrastructure (healthcare, education and judicial) processing of illegal aliens.
While democrat legislators have often been sexually compromised, they remain a raunchy group. However, nothing speaks louder than their far-left philosophy of taxing anything that seems like sin. Alcohol, tobacco ... and now "adult entertainment."
California Assemblyman Charles Calderon has introduced Assembly Bill AB 2914 which would impose a 25 percent tax on the "sale of, or the storage, use, or other consumption of, tangible personal property that is adult material.
What is covered... or should we say "uncovered?"
"Qualified tangible personal property" means any item, including, but not limited to, a book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, digital image, or digitally or computer-manipulated image, that falls within the recordkeeping requirements of Section 2257 of Title 18 of the United States Code.
Presenting Charles Calderon... Supporter of Illegal Aliens...
"Governor Schwarzenegger has just signed into law AB 976 by Assemblymember Charles Calderon that will prohibit cities and counties in California from enacting any local ordinances that compels a landlord to inquire, compile, report, or disclose any information about the citizenship or immigration status of a tenant or prospective tenant."
"The bill also makes it illegal for any landlord under California state law to "Make any inquiry regarding or based on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property." California is the first in the nation to enact such a law." More.
"In 1982, Calderon was first elected to the California State Assembly, where he served with distinction at the first Latino lawyer to the State Assembly. In 1990, he was elected to the State Senate where he became the first Latino Majority Leader. His years in the legislature are characterized by a commitment to community and the lessons he learned in public schools and as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office."
Adult Entertainment may lead to negative consequences ...
SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) A substantial percentage of adult entertainment and adult entertainment merchandise is produced in California. (b) The in-state production of adult entertainment and adult entertainment merchandise has numerous negative secondary effects on the people of this state. Specifically, the production of adult entertainment and adult entertainment merchandise: (1) Increases crime at or near production locations. (2) Adversely impacts the mental health of, and leads to increased alcohol and substance abuse by, those involved in the production of adult entertainment and adult entertainment merchandise. (3) Increases the performers' chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. (4) Encourages unsafe sex by consumers. (5) Often encourages sexually aggressive behavior towards women. (6) Increases the medical costs of the participants in the production of adult entertainment and adult entertainment merchandise. (c) The Internet provides the children of this state with easy access to sexual content, which may negatively influence their developing attitudes toward sexuality and relationships. (d) Adult entertainment venues adversely impact the character of local neighborhoods by, among other things, reducing local property values, curtailing development, and engendering many types of criminal activities. (e) Adult entertainment venues endanger the health, safety, and welfare of citizens in their vicinity. (f) These findings are consistent with, and supported by, the findings of numerous municipalities. For example, when the City of Los Angeles conducted a comprehensive study of adult entertainment venues, it concluded that such establishments are associated with higher rates of prostitution, robbery, assault, and theft in surrounding communities. (g) These negative secondary effects, in turn, drain public resources dedicated to public social service programs, and place a significant strain on the courts of this state. (h) The taxes imposed by this measure are not intended as a prohibition of legally protected forms of expression. (i) The taxes imposed by this measure are intended to represent a balancing of competing interests. Specifically, these taxes are designed to balance the need to combat the negative secondary effects of the adult entertainment industry against the legally protected rights of adult entertainment producers and consumers. (j) The taxes imposed by this measure are not intended to allow or license any business, establishment, or activity that would otherwise be unlawful under the laws of this state or of the United States. (k) The taxes imposed by this measure are not intended to affect, or in any way limit, the ability of local governments to address the negative secondary effects of adult entertainment venues.
but illegal immigration is the root cause of the problem that is causing this additional taxation.
Just ask yourself, "How many of the statements above could apply to the effects of illegal immigration on California's crumbling healthcare, education, judicial, retirement and cultural/social infrastructure?"
California's deficit is more that a spending crisis, it is a question of the legislature upholding the State's laws and avoiding the creation of sanctuary cities.
What can YOU do?
Call Assemblymember Calderon and explain that California has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
And while you are at it, ask the Assemblyman (respectfully, of course) about his support for illegal aliens who are breaking California's infrastructure and are becoming a threat to our State's health and welfare.
Demand accountability from your elected officials.
Demand legislation which requires any child born in the United States to assume the nationality of their parent -- as is the custom throughout the majority of the world.
Vote for comprehensive immigration reform which makes for long-term visitors, not citizens with rights and privileges not available to the average Californian.
Do not continue to elect far-left legislators who vote as if they were Mexican socialists supporting the wants and needs of Mexico over the necessities of Californians.
Do not vote for any candidate or current politician who is willing to subvert the safety, security, sovereignty and economic strength of the United States or limit an individual's right of self-defense for their personal philosophy, power, prestige or profits.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS