Eliminate all entitlement programs, un-constitutioinal agencies, and useless projects (like studying the mating habits of monkeys on taxpayer dime). Then institute a flat tax. Current tax code is 70,000 pages large. This is a problem that’s been created by both parties (none is guiltless) and the current tax system favors specific groups of society – and I wouldn’t even say that is the poor. The current tax code is an assault on the middle class (most of which are on W2′s – so they can’t hide income and have less write off’s) and is causing it to shrink. So, we’ll end up with really rich and really poor. Originally, I think it was only land owners that paid taxes on the land they owned. As our federal government has created entitlement programs and more ways to spend our money, they had to go after our income and other sources. Shrink the beast, simplify the tax code, and let everyone keep more of their hard earned money and spend it on what they want to spend it on (not what the government dictates we spend it on). National defense and infrastructure is all the Federal government should be concerning themselves with. Infrastructure falls on the States, too (which is why land owners originally paid the taxes – or part of the reason – to develop roads and bridges).
Its 70,000 pages because its not meant to be understandble. If you are always guilty of some BS you didnt know about you are always worried the Govt can come after you if they want, which they do.
 April 9, 2015 at 6:23pm
I know someone that is working for Obamacare – yes, on tax payer dollars. She told me that they hired a bunch of temps and that they are starting lay them off and will only keep a small pool of people full time. So, with that, you tend to wonder how many other temp jobs our government has created to skew the numbers. BTW, she doesn’t get any benefits until she lands a full time position – assuming she is one of the lucky ones.
I ran across the same situation when bidding on government jobs. You call about a question on the specs or addenda and talk to someone. Someone who didn't have a clue about construction also. Then you would call them back when another addendum was issued and you would have to talk to another completely clueless person. 2 weeks later if you call back you end up talking to the first person you talked to. 2 weeks on then laid off. 2 weeks later they were hired back. This is one way they manipulate the employment statistics.
And government jobs don't count really. Because the funding for those jobs have to be taken from another worker in the private sector. So the person making little in terms of wages has taxes taken to pay her job.
Don't get me started on taxes!
 April 6, 2015 at 2:47pm
She’s spot on. Instead of spending billions on a high speed train that doesn’t exist, CA could have been investing in reservoirs, etc. What’s Brown’s solution to all this? “more investment”.. which means more taxes and more government power. Take more of the money from hard working citizens to spend on your boondoggles.
"They could have been investing in reservoirs...:
"What's his solution, more investment?"
Instead of a Trillion dollars on Hi-Speed Rail...how about a building a Water Desalinization plant? They have this thing called an Ocean to their west...water, water everywhere....
Reservoirs and power plants. California real estate prices are so grossly miscalculated and inflated that whenever residents here of some water or power project going on in their neck of the woods the rally together to say "not in our neighborhood...go somewhere else...our fake house values will suffer / or more traffic will happen...or some animal will suffer."
This goes on and on. The Governor needs judges to throw out these cases as fast they are filed until the projects are done.
 April 2, 2015 at 10:23pm
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, to use an old cliche. You don’t have to worry about the dumb ones that get caught, they are staged. It’s the ones that are silently plotting that you need to worry about. Everyone seems to have forgotten about the “cold war” when we had several unknown Russian cells in our own backyard (and who is to say they don’t exist today). This is really frightening and just because the nabbed a couple doesn’t mean we can let our guard down. The media will use these events to give you a false sense of security. Our only hope is to remain vigilant as a people.
 March 27, 2015 at 9:15pm
there’s that NSA storage area in Utah. I am sure they have a copy.
 March 27, 2015 at 11:03am
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! You are a traitor and a poor excuse for a human being.
 March 22, 2015 at 11:18am
I don’t agree with what I have seen or heard from Sean Penn in a really long time – including his cozying up to Venezuelan Communist dictators. This alone would give me a lot of negative things to say about him; However, what he just said in this interview has some merit – and you have to give credit where it is due. The MSM has controlled what we hear and see for many moons and that is why most Americans are completely oblivious to what is really going on in the world – worse than that, whatever we do see is slanted toward someone’s political agenda. I am sure Penn see’s this from on prism and one party, but I see it all around. We have been at war for over 10 years and most have no clue as to what is going on, or why; or know how many young American souls are losing their lives, losing limb, and coming home broken. In Vietnam, we spit on our soldiers coming home. Today, we just make them disappear. As a libertarian, I think we can find common ground with some liberals out there (especially those that are not progressive). Somehow, breaking through the all controlling MSM is our first step to getting the truth. Our populace needs to be more engaged and see what it is we are up against.
 March 19, 2015 at 7:24pm
God rest his soul and comfort his family. Truly sad.
 March 5, 2015 at 11:30pm
Typical Communist, Progressive ploy.. It is too complicated for you commoners to understand. . Let the state handle it and you just listen and do. Just like our taxation system.. Make it so complicated that you can’t do your own taxes without the help of a software program, CPA or tax preparer. Simple is good.. they don’t like that.
 February 17, 2015 at 11:52am
I would say that destruction of store merchandise and consumption of store merchandise without purchase is stealing…
February 11, 2015 at 5:57pm
“Finish the job.”? I thought we did that already.
 February 6, 2015 at 10:04am
 February 4, 2015 at 7:44pm
He should be fired. But he won’t be. Typical elitist pig. They live in their own world. They try and tell us that they can empathize with our plight, while they go to $30k/plate dinners, front row game seats, live in mansions with private security, etc. And they know what’s best for us while lying to us about their past. If they suited him up to send him to the front, he would be the first one to urinate in his pants. Only cowards make up stories like this, because they don’t have the real guts to fit in the shoes of our true American hero’s: The men and women of the United State Military.
 February 4, 2015 at 7:16pm
If he was wearing a shirt with Che Guevara or a hammer and cycle, there would be no problem.
Let's properly spell and properly capitalize Hammer and Sickle in the future, Comrade.
Good Form stands immutable.
 January 30, 2015 at 4:12am
I am more worried about progressive idiots like Dr. Manny Alvarez that thinks the Federal government should mandate vaccinations. What’s next? Mandatory circumcisions, mandatory vasectomy’s after 1 child, mandatory lobotomies, mandatory abortions… ? All sorts of arguments can be made to how certain behaviors negatively impact everyone else and how we should infringe on the rights of others to ensure the common good. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/30/dr-manny-should-obama-make-vaccines-mandatory-for-all-children/
January 20, 2015 at 1:10pm
He is in prison, for murder and burglary. We just wasted hundreds of thousands (I am sure) in taxpayer monies to debate whether he has the right to wear a beard. I say he gave up his rights and is serving a life sentence (religious or otherwise). It’s not like we are waterboarding him every day. This was a ridiculous lawsuit about facial hair.
 January 16, 2015 at 3:04pm
I don’t get it. What did Anderson do wrong? This is unbelievable. And that Coach Chung believes he did anything wrong is also unbelievable. So, now, our coaches not only need to develop a good basketball team, but they also need to teach their players how to throw a game so that the opposition doesn’t feel bad. Great examples we are setting for our children for when they enter the real world, where it is cut throat.
PC is going to kill us as a nation. Remember every kids a winner and they all should be given trophies! Sounds to me like one heck of a B-ball team. Yes, you have hit it on the head "need to teach players how to throw a game so that the opposition doesn’t feel bad".
But we have to consider that this is Kalifornia and they are huggy feely. The other coach might as well said he did not have to beat us so bad. I know I stink as a coach and my players are not any good but we try. Instead of telling his players that they were humiliated and they are need more practice and should be asshmed now give me 200 drills!
 January 9, 2015 at 5:09pm
I’m a gun owner and 2nd Amendment supporter, and I find this in poor taste. I don’t have any problem with the fact that they did this, though, as I also believe in their 1st Amendment right to free speech. They should not pull the picture. They definitely got some dialog going.
Yes. A business on Facebook should stick to the marketing end. Nothing more.
 January 8, 2015 at 1:48pm
Throw a party! Can’t wait.
 January 8, 2015 at 10:01am
Another one in the progressive playbook. Start handing out “free” gun locks to prevent “health care issues” (which are in the minority). Then, when the topic is raised as part of a anti-2nd Amendment Bill, alert the media to tell Americans how expensive health care is becoming because of our efforts to thwart gun related health issues (because of all the free gun locks we are distributing that no one ever asked for and for which there is no proof it actually does anything). “we need to reduce the cost of Health care for everyone!”. I knew when they passed the Affordable Care Act, that they would use it to take away our 2nd Amendment rights (among others). They are just putting in the groundwork – this is only one of the levers. You no longer have a right to privacy. If you are in the medical system, you are in the System and they will use your health profile to control every aspect of your life. This was not about insurance.. it was about control.
That's a blast from the past, an argument correctly put together from when the debacle first started. Pediatricians are now asking parents/children about guns in the home according to KNRS out of Utah, I believe the host was Rod Arkit. Listening on Iheartradio.com.
They have been after something like this for at least fifty or sixty years.It just so happens than prior to the last ten years there were still at least a few sane and powerful players that somewhat prevented it.They will use everything from children women to medical law and anything else they can get their hands on to screw the American public.Remember we are at war.The war is here on our shores and quite active.Has been for a long time.Its just now all of you are directly in it whereas before only select targets had been on the frontline.Yes the frontline is unconventional but quite real.Be prepared.
As a Veteran in the system you are 100% correct. If you need proof just look at the VA hospitals that nobody asked for nor needed. They mean to tell us we couldn't have a Medicaid-like program for Veterans? We had to build semi-capable, outdated, dysfunctional hospitals to support our veterans? If you've ever been in one you would get lost. There's no order. I have a working hospital right by my house but I have to drive 200mi on the tax payers dime to see a doctor I didn't choose, for specialty care. I didn't get to pick my primary care physician and I don't find her worthy of having a degree let alone a PhD. But if I ask to switch to another doctor will she find a way to retaliate? Will my next physician look at me in a different light because I ditched my last doctor? Will my next physician be even less intelligent? The system is maddening.