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March 23, 2011 The Julian News 13 California Commentary Lunch with Jerry by Jon Coupal Suppose an acquaintance invites you to lunch You meet him in front of the restaurant where he announces that he is a little strapped for cash. Turns out he can't host lunch, but he will split the bill with you. You feel uncomfortable because you are on a brown bag budget, but nevertheless agree. During lunch, he does most of the talking, it is clear he is trying to impress you. When the bill arrives it amounts to twenty- six dollars Your companion takes out his wallet and stares intently at its contents for a few moments, before mumbling he has only eight dollars This is unsettling because you barely have enough money for half the bill. At this point he excuses himself to use the restroom. As you observe him, he crosses the room passes the restroom door and darts out an exit. That's when the realization hits you that you will be spending the afternoon washing dishes You've just had lunch with Jerry Brov,n. In announcing his budget, the governor emphasized he will close a $26 billion shortfall through "shared sacrifice," half tax hikes and half spending cuts. He has followed this up with a public relations campaign telling anyone who will listen that it is up to the Republicans in the Legislature to match his proposed cuts by agreeing to place increases in the income, governor places in the "cuts" column that are actually transfers between accounts -- like taking money from the First Five program funded by the tobacco tax -- the actual spending reductions start looking like $8 billion, which clearly is much less than half the total "bill." As further evidence that the proposed spending reductions are a charade, Brown's allies in the Legislature, the Democratic majority, have made no move to approve even modest cuts. Worse yet, if he were to spur them to action, special interests are lining up to file suit to restore cuts to their programs. (All one has to do is look back tO 2009 at the twenty lawsuits that were filed in response to Governor Schwarzenegger's furloughing of state employees, to understand the scope of the problem.) Brown wants to end enterprise zones as a budget savings and already a lawyer representing an enterprise zone coalition has stated that not only will they litigate but they will make sure the state will not see a penny of this money. Backers of other programs are no less determined. The League of California Cities, a certain litigant if Brown follows through on pledge to close down redevelopment agencies that soak up money that would otherwise go to schools, has already begun an expensive statewide media campaign in defense of these programs that sales and car taxes on the ballot are a favorite of local officials. for voter approval. At the same If new taxes were to be time, he has made some symbolic approved, most of the promised gestures at economizing, like cutting the number of cell phones provided state workers, but no cuts of real consequence. Still this has been enough to convince editorial writers at some of the state's largest newspapers to cuts could be held up on the courts for years. So while the tax increases would be real, the spending cuts would be illusory. Taxpayers should be grateful that Republican lawmakers continue to hold the line against join him in criticizing Republican higher taxes, because, as the lawmakers who see increasing saying goes, "There is no such taxes in an already high-tax state thing as a free lunch," and the as bad policy for both taxpayers governor's wallet is empty. and the economy. : ..,r~ ..... J~r7'~ "CbUlJ~P'fg~ht'esi#Otif" "of But let,s look at the governor's the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association -- California's largest end of this proposed "deal." As Heard On The Streets Of Julian @ by Eric Stamets Lap Band Billboard Coming To It used to be that you could see the smog drifting down the coast from L.A. and engulf San Diego in a horrible brown stench in addition to San Diego's own smog It occasionally could reach as far up as Julian and in spite of L.A. not being smog free it is markedly better with the pollution controls on vehicles than it was in the seventies and eighties However there is one horrendous pollutive entity that I noticed on my last trip (which could be my last trip) to L.A. On every freeway there were non- stop billboards for lap bands and at the time I had no idea what a lap band was. Now I first heard about "lap dances" when some City of San Diego councilmen were ousted for receiving bribes from one of the adult places where they illegally did this a few years ago. I still truly have no idea exactly what a lap dance is, only it just doesn't appeal to me to have a woman with almost no clothing on, that I don't even know or want to know dancing on my lap with spikey high heels. So when I first saw the lap band billboards my mind went ballistic thinking of how this would be more rock and roll than anyone could handle. I soon decided that would be too much for even the largest lap to have a rock band playing on it and from the wording of the signs they must have had something to do with losing weight, since the percentage of overweight Americans is legend around the world. I envisioned it as a band you put on very tightly around your waist like a cummerbund to discourage you from eating too much. I have since learned (I'm still capable of .that), !hat a lap band is surgically ]implahted aroUnd the stomach to restrict how much "food a person MOoU HOMES. CABINS LAND. RENTALS. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT VACATION RENTALS 2019 Main Street www.julian-realestate.com 760-765-0111 This Cuyamaca Lake view custom home in Julian is on 4+ acres and has a wrap around deck and custom wrought iron railings with a breathtaking birds eye view of Lake Cuyamaca and Stone- wall Peak; full-time residence or part-time family retreat. The asking price is $1,375,000. REDUCED TO $599,000 Truly custom in Julian Estates, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, den, 2 car garage on 6.89 acres. 2 master suites, one handicap accessible. Mature forest plus orchard and horse property. Priced to sell $429,900 Wynola Estates - Terrific home with a view - 3 bd. 2 I/2 bath, 2642 sq.ft., 2 car garage, workshop, newly painted, move-in ready on 2.5 acres. $439,000 Julian Estates - 3 bedroom, den, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2200 sq. ft., 4.42 acres. Wood Interior, Lodge Feeling. Great Locale, ample parking, easy access, well on property, 2 well maintained buildings and a 700 square foot cabin that can be used as an office or rental. Known as the Julian Feed Store. This commercial site has endless possibilities for your business. Proposed building site for an additional 1300 square foot building. REDUCED TO $725,000 Undeveloped Land /.49 acres - Harrison Park Lot- ready to gol - $30,000 V" 8 acres --Pine Hills -Perc test. septic layout & surveyed. Panoramic views Electric Nea yj REDUCED TO $160K and 6.32 acres- Pine Hills - Incredible view lot. Completed Perc SurveY.I and Sept c Layout. REDUCED to $1 75K --Both lots o-to disoountedrate of ,~&2oK , ,~:,~ ~ ~:i~/ grass-roots taxpayer organization consumes and is only approved The actual cuts turn out to be dedicated to the protection of for use in people who have not much less than half the deficit. 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