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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/08/2019 12:17 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/08/2019 12:21 PM
Expires: 08/08/2029 12:00 AM
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Congressman Tom McClintock, County CAO Alt & More to Speak at Calaveras Taxpayers Hosting Annual BBQ Tonight!

San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Taxpayers to host their Annual BBQ. The fundraising event will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5 to 8 PM. Location is at The Pickle Patch, 577 W St. Charles Street, San Andreas, CA 95249. The restaurant is located near the intersection of HWY 49 and Pool Station Road.





Speakers:

Albert Alt, County CAO

Al will provide an update on county activities and share his perspective on challenges and successes.

Congressman Tom McClintock, Keynote Speaker
Tom will be addressing issues of local concern. He has spoken at CCTA events several times over the last ten years. Strong supporter of constitutional limited government, he also communicates well with those having opposing views.

James S. Burling, Pacific Legal Foundation
James is Vice President of Legal Affairs in Sacramento. He will be discussing PLF court cases including the recent win regarding the “Takings Clause” which now allows cases to go directly to the Federal Courts.


Eric Eisenhammer Founder of the Coalition of Energy Users. which is California's only grassroots advocate for access to affordable energy and quality jobs. Also, Eric is Director of Grassroots Operations of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association He recently appeared as an interesting guest on CCTA’s Taxpayer Alert PATV program.


And, of course, there will be an exciting fundraising raffle. Bring lots of money.


Seating is limited. Donation is $30 which includes complete Tri-Tip dinner with desert and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine bar will be hosted by the Pickle Patch.

Online reservations are available until August 5, 2019 at the CCTA website, CalaverasTaxpayers.org.


Or, mail payment to CCTA, 3253 Arrowhead Street, Copperopolis CA 95228


Or, call Al Segalla at 785-1491


Event occurs on 08/08/2019 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM.



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Load Up On Corporate Lies
Posted on: 2019-08-08 13:00:33   By: Anonymous
 
Here comes a load of manure from the no taxes for the Billionaire crowd.
These corporate drones push the no Billionaire paying taxes mantra.
Google, Amazon, GE over 200 profit soaked corporations pay no taxes, meanwhile low income and middle class taxes have gone up.
This is the crap the cons push. 83% of the last 2 Dump tax cute went to the 1%.

The poor rubes thinking they are patriots, are actually screwing themselves.
It's the no taxes clowns like McClintock who are pushing this manure.
Ask Mac what the Deficit is now, watch him say the economy is booming because of the tax cuts fo\r Billionaires, most all economists say this is pure bull*bleep*, only the paid off liars toe the big lie line.

Billionaires, Corporations Pay Your Taxes Like Everyone Else


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    Re: Load Up On Corporate Lies
    Posted on: 2019-08-08 13:25:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Racist Democrat post , as usual !

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      Re: Load Up On Corporate Lies
      Posted on: 2019-08-08 22:42:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Idiotic Republican reply, as usual.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-08 14:41:00   By: Anonymous
 
Typical Republican BS Politician.

Tax breaks for the rich.
Ramp up the deficit.
Crash the economy.
Start a war.

It;s what they do and have always done.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-08 15:09:03   By: Anonymous
     
    All jobs come from the rich.

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      Democrat Values
      Posted on: 2019-08-08 15:22:32   By: Anonymous
       
      S**T for brains

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        Re: Democrat Values
        Posted on: 2019-08-08 15:42:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Just a plain fact. All jobs come from those that have the ability to hire.

        Everything else are government jobs which are paid for by those who pay taxes.

        So anyone who is against the rich and those who actually pay taxes is just idiotic and incapable of just basic math.

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          Re: Democrat Values
          Posted on: 2019-08-08 15:48:56   By: Anonymous
           
          Thanks for the economics lesson Einstein.

          So I think the Republicans call that "trickle down economics". Give tax breaks to the rich and it'll benefit us all.

          How's that working for ya? Tax break was used to buy back stock, not create jobs.

          Speaking of jobs...is that coal job coming back?

          You're a sucker for drinking that orange Cool-Aid.

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            Re: Democrat Values????
            Posted on: 2019-08-08 20:43:20   By: Anonymous
             


            Food Stamp Households at Lowest Point in 9 Years
            by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ 7 Aug 2019

            The number of households on food stamps has reached its lowest point in nine years, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data.

            The nation’s dependency on food stamps has also declined on an individual level in addition to the household level.

            It was reported in July that the number of individuals partaking in the nation’s food stamp program reached its lowest enrollment for the first time in ten years, with 35,993,281 individuals taking part in SNAP.

            The USDA figures, even though the numbers change due to food stamp assistance based on natural disasters and government shutdowns, signify a downward trend that is continuing under President Trump.


            Making America Great Again!!

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              Re: Democrat Values????
              Posted on: 2019-08-08 20:48:19   By: Anonymous
               


              ‘This Economy Is Solid as a Rock’

              President Trump has created over half a million manufacturing jobs compared to a loss of 200,000 manufacturing jobs in the Joe Biden-Barack Obama years.”

              “We’ve created over 6 million jobs,” he continued. “President Trump’s gotten seven million people off food stamps, rising wages, particularly for blue-collar workers, historic unemployment rates for blacks, Hispanics and women. And this economy is solid as a rock. But the — President Trump doesn’t want a very good economy, he wants a great economy.”


              Making America Great Again!!

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          Re: Democrat Values
          Posted on: 2019-08-08 22:44:07   By: Anonymous
           
          You mean like the many farmers whom Trump and GOP Ag programs are now supporting in the light of the China tariffs?

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          Re: Democrat Values
          Posted on: 2019-08-09 09:27:11   By: Anonymous
           
          The VERY rich don't pay any taxes. In fact, they get huge tax returns. But it's cool, let's keep paying our taxes and hoping our corporate overlords might throw out a .25 an hour raise.

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      Re: from the rich?
      Posted on: 2019-08-08 15:44:20   By: Anonymous
       
      Tell that to the millions of self employed, farmers, ranchers, and small business owners.

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        Re: from the rich?
        Posted on: 2019-08-08 20:38:42   By: Anonymous
         


        American Farmer Support for Trump Rises Despite China’s Tactics
        by JOHN CARNEY 8 Aug 2019

        China’s attempt to punish American farmers for U.S. trade policies has not shaken support for President Donald Trump.

        Farmer confidence in the agricultural economy soared in July, according to the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s latest survey of farmer sentiment. And expectations that the trade dispute with China will be resolved in a way that benefits U.S. farmers rose to their highest level of the year. The overall expectations index rose to 159 in July, 18 points higher than June and the highest reading in more than two years.

        President Donald Trump is gaining in popularity among farmers. A Farm Journal Pulse survey conducted last month showed that 79 percent of farmers now approve of the job the president is doing, up from 74 percent in the June survey. Fifty-three percent said they “strongly approve” of President Trump, up from 50 percent in June.




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Vote Him Out!!
Posted on: 2019-08-08 17:08:32   By: Anonymous
 
Will we ever vote this Bozo out of office? This Tea Party sycophant needs to go. I'm thinking that, as the old rednecks die out, there just might be light at the end of the tunnel.

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    Re: Vote Him Out!!
    Posted on: 2019-08-08 19:06:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes vote Gavin out , prisoner's best friend .

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      Re: Vote Him Out!!
      Posted on: 2019-08-08 22:43:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Gavin is going to be Pres someday!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-08 18:36:59   By: Anonymous
 
Nice tie !

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-08 21:43:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Hope Al bought a new suit.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-08 22:42:58   By: Anonymous
 
A Trump tool. THEY think he speaks for them but the reality is he's just trying to stay in the GOP and Trump graces to keep his job FOR LIFE.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-08 23:47:28   By: Anonymous
 
2020 CANDIDATES OFFER NEW GOVERNMENT PONZI SCHEMES
So how has the modern Democrat party built on its proud legacy of such Ponzi schemes? By adding new ones.

Seeing the Democrat debates has reminded Americans just how much of campaigning is promising something-for-next-to-nothing in attempts to buy electoral support. But when you think about historic Democrat bragging points, like Social Security and Medicare, that is not surprising.

They have long been “something for you today partly at someone else’s expense tomorrow” programs. In other words, they have been partial Ponzi schemes from the beginning.

While there have been many attempts to deny and confuse voters about the Ponzi-ness of those Democratic signature programs, the reason they are partly Ponzi schemes is very simple. After Social Security’s creation, those in or near retirement at the time got benefits far exceeding their “contributions,” which lasted for very few years. Giving those “excess” benefits over costs to the start-up generation meant that those resources would have to come from later generations of “players,” just like Ponzi schemes.

Every time the program expanded, another partial Ponzi scheme of excess benefits over costs was created for the initial group of beneficiaries, again inevitably at the expense of later generations. Another started when Social Security benefit levels doubled between 1950 and 52, and when they were raised 15 percent in 1970, 10 percent more in 1971, and 20 percent more in 1972. Another started when disability and dependents’ benefits were added in 1960. Still more were started when Medicare was added in 1966, and each time its benefits have been expanded (e.g., Medicare Part B, only one-quarter funded by recipients and Part D’s prescription drug benefit, only one-eighth funded by recipients).

So how has the modern Democrat party built on its proud legacy of such Ponzi schemes? By adding new ones.

Obamacare was also a partial Ponzi scheme, with a slightly different mechanism. Its policy to “limit premium variation based on age” forced insurance companies to under-charge those older, requiring them in turn to over-charge those younger. That bad actuarial deal was why younger people had to be forced to buy coverage (or were bought off by extending how long they could stay on their parent’s coverage). The consequence was that the coerced subsidy from the young allowed older recipients to get more than they paid for, which necessarily imposed an added burden on the next generation. Those near retirement age would also escape most of the future tax increases that would be part of funding it, adding to the inter-generational redistribution.

This January 30, over 200 Democratic co-sponsors returned to the older style of Medicare Ponzi scheme when they introduced the Social Security 2100 Act. It would increase all retirees’ benefits (including current retirees who would pay nothing toward the boost) and increase the inflation (over)adjustment for benefits, picking future high-income earners’ pockets to pay for the vast majority of it.

“Medicare for all” is also a partial Ponzi scheme. People are to get free medical benefits. But they must be paid for by income or other taxes. So what happens to those currently older? They get benefits for the rest of their lives while paying little in income taxes, since they are generally beyond or near retirement age. That excess of their benefits over their costs will again require imposing greater burdens on the earnings of those in the future.

That makes it important to remember that Democrats who are now promising a new something-for-next-to-nothing deal at the expense of later generations are from the same Ponzi party that in earlier years, promised those then older a great deal by sticking you with that tab and now defend those policies as their greatest hits.

However, while Democrats have historically led the charge in creating and doubling down on Social Security and Medicare Ponzi schemes (and scaring senior citizens into voting for them out of fear Republicans might put a stop to them), do Republicans offer serious hope for improvement? Some do, since many of who have publicly objected to such expanding Ponzi schemes have come from the libertarian leaning wing of the Republican party. But that subset doesn’t dictate Republican policy. And political history is not very encouraging when it comes to preventing the pillage of future generations. For instance, Social Security passed the House, 372 yeas to 33 nays, and the Senate, 77 yeas to 6 nays, before the conference report was passed on a plausible deniability preserving voice vote, which hardly shows either unified or effective opposition by Republicans. The benefit increases in the early 1970s resulted from a bidding war between Richard Nixon and Legislative Democrats to buy senior citizen votes. George W. Bush was the ramrod for the Medicare, Part D, expansion of unfunded liabilities. And when have you heard President Trump propose anything that would confront the unsustainable status quo in either Social Security or Medicare?

In fact, what seems to have dictated both parties’ policies, though to different degrees, is that present voters are willing to steal from future generations, many of whom do not yet get to vote, or are poorly informed or involved in the political process. That is, so long as the intertemporal redistribution is presented as “really” a noble and reliable political compact. So being clear that Social Security and Medicare are, at least in part, ignoble and unreliable (because they are unsustainable) political compacts of a sort we would put people in jail for if they did it in the private sector, may be the first small step toward any true hope of reform.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-09 07:54:25   By: Anonymous
     
    I love the way you above responders call Democratic Party members racist. Everybody know it’s the Republicans, the racist party

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-08-09 08:32:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump loves african-americans!! He "has" hundreds of them. Slaves, errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, employees that is.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-08-09 09:56:05   By: Anonymous
         
        After two mass shootings. Trump’s comments to blame. Now this moron is trying to deport hard working families that are working for America and there children. This administration is not America. The trump administration is a bunch of racist criminals.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-11 21:24:39   By: Anonymous
 
WHO IS JOHN GAULT??!!

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