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March 31, 2010 California Commentary Time To Draw The Line On The Energy Tax by Jon Coupal In 2006, California embarked on a great experiment by passing its own law to reduce global warming. But Assembly Bill 32, "The Global Warming Solutions Act," is hardly a "solution" if you ask any economist, employer or taxpayer group. Governor Schwarzenegger inexplicably signed the bill into law, perhaps searching for some sort of legacy for his ill-fated administration. Notwithstanding the fact that much of the law has yet to be implemented, its mere potential for inflicting massive damage on the California economy has already had a negative impact on businesses and employment. Ironically, there are no positive environmental outcomes as a trade-off for all this economic damage. AB 32 won't affect global warming one iota because California is only a sliver of the global pie, especially compared to China, India and Russia. Greenhouse gases, to the extent they have any negative environmental impact at all, have no respect for political boundaries. In short, the earth only has one atmosphere. But AB 32 will dramatically alter EVERY facet of life in California - whether you're a business, a family, a taxpayer, or a consumer. AB 32 will do nothing but increase energy costs for consumers. In fact, California taxpayers already have spent a lot of money to produce a plan. More than 200 new state employees and contractors were hired by the California Air Resources Board to draft the state's global warming reduction strategy at a cost of more than $100 million. The bureaucratic burn rate will continue at roughly $50 million or more per year into the future. However, administrative costs are really the tip of the iceberg for the actual price tag for AB 32. Here's what AB 32 will really cost you: .......... * A 60 percent increase in your electricity bill according to the Southern California Public Power Authority. * An 8 percent increase in your natural gas bill according to CARB's economic analysis. * $50,000 more for the price of a new home according to an analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. * $3.7 billion a year more for gasoline and diesel according to Sierra Research. * A $1,000-$3,000 additional cost for a new car according to CARB and automaker studies. On top of all that, food processors, winemakers, colleges, utility districts and various manufacturers will be forced to pay an AB 32 auction tax estimated at $143 billion over eight years for the right to continue operating in California. That's the equivalent of increasing gasoline taxes by more than 50 cents per gallon or increasing the average family's electricity bill by hundreds of dollars per year. A study conducted for the California Small Business Roundtable found that AB 32 regulations would cost small business alone nearly $200 billion, and would result in more than 1 million lost jobs. And on the subject of those so-called "Green Jobs?" A UC Labor Center Study found that AB 32 might produce a modest amount of "green"jobs, but would threaten more than 3 million jobs in manufacturing, energy and other industries. Many of these are jobs that provide good salaries and good benefits to California workers (both white- and blue-collar workers) who are suffering an effective unemployment rate of nearly 20 percent. When the final accounting is done, this experiment in politically correct, overreaching environmental mandates provides no demonstrable benefits at a price tag of hundreds of billions of dollars. It will cut an already staggering economy off at the knees. The good news in all this is that a broad-based coalition is forming rapidly to support a statewide initiative measure thatwould suspend the implementation of AB until such time as our abysmal employment situation improved significantly. In addition to business groups - both large and small - this battle will be joined by taxpayer and consumer organizations. To learn more, go to www. jobs2010ca.com.Adownloadable petition is also available for this effort. Help Stop the Energy Tax by signing the petition to get this measure on the Ballot. Download a petition and mail it back today. Together, we can "Stop the Energy Tax." Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - California's largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights. Reduced Kuaren Terry Janet Gustil cell 619-417-0481 cell 760-445-1829 Weekly SUDOKU by Linda Thistle 5 7 6 8 3 9 1 5 3 4 9 1 7 4 7 2 2 7 8 3 9' 6 1 5 3 2 8 8 7 6 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * * * Moderate ** Challenging * ** HOO BOY! © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. The Way We Roll May Surprise You (NAPSA)-When it comes to flip-flopping on the issues, one domestic question that has yet to be resolved is: Over or under? What is the preferred way to hang a roll of toilet paper? Should it roll over or roll under? To gain insight into how America rolls and why, a recent survey asked 1,000 Americans how they unraveled. The survey found: • When it comes to hang-ups, more men than women notice the direction the toilet paper rolls. Men (21 percent) are more likely than women (15 percent) to say they are annoyed when a significant other or housemate rolls the toilet paper the "wrong" way. • Quite a few Americans find it tough to deal with life's little issues. In response to the Cottonelle brand survey, 40 percent of the respondents were bothered when the empty toilet paper roll was not replaced-more than the percentage of people who get annoyed by dirty dishes left in the sink (38 percent), laundry left unfolded (21 percent) or sleeping with a bed hog (19 percent). Of those who have housemates who "roll the wrong way," a quarter are frustrated by it and one in five feels ignored when it happens. • When it comes to reasons to roll, there are three main reasons people give for hanging their toilet paper the way they do. Forty-nine percent say the way they roll makes the paper easier to grab, while 12 percent do so to guard against kids and pets going wild with the roll. The majority (51 percent) admit it's just an ingrained habit. • More Americans flip the roll than you might suspect. Amazingly, one in five Americans cops to changing the way the toilet paper is hung to their preferred direction when at someone else's house. Those who prefer hanging the roll over are more likely to have engaged in flipping the direction of the roll at a friend's home. • Overs are more likely to get overworked. In addition to being more apt to switch the way the toilet paper rolls at friends' homes, those who prefer to hang over seem more passionate about the whole subject. Visit www.CottonelleRollPoll. com to voice your opinion on how you roll to help solve the Great Debate once and for all. 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Incredible views. 10.34 acres. Property boasts a well, 2-5000 gallon water storage tanks, fire hydrant, 2 car garage, 3 graded pads, underground electricity, paved road, behind a gate for privacy. Asking $275,000. $50,000 Shelter Valley 2,73 acres, well, electric meter, fenced, $39,000 - Cuyamaca Woods ,83 acre with views to the mountains and lots of trees, $I 16,000 - Coulter Ridge 7,15 acres, Ocean Views, Perc for 3 bed room, County Approved septic lay-out, Easy paved access, Varied topography A Cool Way To Aid Learning And Leisure (NAPSA)-Having hobbies, such as building and operating model trains, may help young people become "model" students. That's one of the key findings of a study conducted by the research DOES'  group Rockman et al. The study indicates that such hobbies can help children follow directions, acquire skills in geometry and math, and improve attention to detail and perseverance-abilities that can help them do better in school. Such hobbies can also help adults unwind. For example, actor Michael Gross, star of the hit TV series "Family Ties," worked his way through college as a freman on the Chicago & North Western Railway line. Today, he finds constructive relaxation by putting his creative energy into model railroading. To help, there's a Web site where young people and adults can find the hobby that's right for them-whether it's model trains, robots, dinosaurs or more. 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