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April 18, 2012 California Commentary We're All Millionaires Now Thanks to Jerry Brown, we're all millionaires now. The governor has joined forces with the California Federation of Teachers, a powerful public employee union, to back passage of what is titled the "Millionaires Tax of 2012." The problem is that this so- called "Millionaires Tax" raises the sales tax on everyone -- and most of us are not millionaires. So is Jerry talking about the income tax part of his plan? He and CFT want those making $250,000 or more per year to pay the hike. But the last we looked, $250,000 doesn't equal $1,000,000. Clearly, this a violation of the truth in labeling act. When challenged by reporters, Brown responded, "Anybody who makes $250,000 becomes a millionaire very quickly, if you save." OK, let's examine the governor's logic. If someone making a quarter of a million dollars a year could save tax free, while living on air - that we hope is still free - for four years, it would seem to make that person a millionaire. This might not seem to be much of a problem to the average Californian making much less, but if we pursue Brown's line of reasoning to its logical conclusion, someone making $50,000 a year could be classified as a millionaire because, if they save their total income for 20 years, they too would qualify. However, there could also be a bright side for taxpayers if we fully adopt Brown's by Jon Coupal methodology. Using his math system, a Californian with a state tax liability of $2,000, would actually owe jUst $500. After all, if someone making $250,000 a year is now officially classified as a millionaire, that means that 25 cents should be defined as a dollar and if one owes the state $2,000, then Sacramento should be required to accept only one quarter of that amount as payment in full. tt is beginning to look like what our sly governor is actually promoting is a tax reduction, which would be a welcome relief in our state that currently ranks first in sales tax and third in the income tax rate. According to the Los Angeles Times, while Brown was still trying to work out an alliance with the militant CFT, he met with the union's president Joshua Pechthalt at his Los Angeles home. After two hours of negotiation, during which the governor nibbled cheese and crackers while sipping sparkling apple juice, no agreement was reached on that February evening. However, Pechthalt praised the governor for taking time to help his 12-year-old daughter with her homework. For her sake, we hope Brown was not providing assistance with basic arithmetic. 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. The Julian News 13 HOMES . CABINS . LAND . RENTALS. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT . vACATION RENTALS www.julian- realestate, co m Shelter Valley 2br, 2ba, 2car with lots of trees, outbuildings and RV carport. Wrap around covered porch for outdoor living. This Cuyamaca Lake view custom home in on 4+ acres 3 br, 2ba, 3 car garage, guest suite, 1330 sf bonus room and many custom features $1,375,000 Mountain Home with views to the ocean! Great family home with privacy and easy access. NOW Offered at",r----- 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. Great Locale, ample parking, easy access, well on property, 2 well maintained buildings and a 700 square foot rental cabin. $697,000, Business sold separately Fiber Arts Festival continued from page 5 happy to share and entice you onto the path that has brought them such joy, to make available to you the tools and information that you will need. There will be alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, rabbits and the fibers they provide. I will never forget the first time I saw the face of an alpaca. Shepherds committed to the care of their animals produce the finest fibers specific to the products they will be used for. All wool J ~S not the same. For those already initiated into the process there will be some of the highest quality fibers and fleeces from local growers. Hand spun and hand dyed yams and locks for spinning delightful to behold. Free demonstrations and lectures in spinning, knitting, weaving, and crochet will be ongoing. Spinning wheels, rigid heddle looms, triangle looms, yarns and supplies Natural rhythms created during this process are enhanced by the strong drumming rhythms of the ancient art of Tribal Belly Dance. I have found these rhythms greatly enhance creative process and the movements improve core strength. After long hours of sitting it is a great way to maintain posture and circulation. More about the dance part of this Festival to come. Be sure to check outthe website for a list of performers and vendors. All are welcome at the Fiber/Dance Festival - Friday through Sunday May 4, 5, 6. Kaaren Terry Janet Gastil Carte St. Andre Sheryll Strickland John "Merlei" Cassell cell 619-417-o481 cell 76o-445-1829 cell 619-922-9687 cell 760-604-2226 cell 760-315-6314 Weekly by Linda Thistle 4 7 3 1 6 9, 6 4 2 4 9 3 8 1 9 6 7 1 4 7 9 1 8 3 4 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 *. * HOD BOY 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 3 Bdrm/2 Bath on 1.36 acres in lovely Pine Hills. Detached office/art studio. Garage, Handicapped Accessible. 4 Redwood Decks. Julian Estates - 3 bedroom, den, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2200 sq. ft., 4.42 acres. Wood Interior, Lodge Feeling. Lovely 3 Bed/2 1/2/Bath home in beautiful Wynola Estates. All level, beautifully landscaped 2.7 acres. Offered at $375,000 3/4.32 acres on Eagle.Peak Rd. Septic, Well, Electric, Panoramic Views $175K /2.5 acres - Harrison Park, well, electric. $99,900 ~/.49 acres - Harrison Park Lot - ready to go! - $30,000 ~/5 acres Harrison Park with well & electric. $109K ~1/8 acres - Pine Hills -Pert test; Septic Layout & Surveyed. Panoramic views Electric Nearby REDUCED TO $160K and 6.32 acres - Pine Hills - Incredible view lot. Completed Perc Test, Survey and Septic Layout. REDUCED to $175K N Both lots at a discounted rate of $320K # Julian Library Hours Monday closed Tuesday 9:00 - 8 Wednesday 9:00 - 6 Thursday 9:00 - 6 Friday 9:00 - 5 Saturday 9:00 - 5 Sunday closed bI weaver BUT TRUE It was Scottish author and histOrian Thomas Carlyle who made the following sage observation: "The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none." If you're planning to travel to Washington state with nefarious plans here's an interesting law to keep in mind: Any motorist with -- King Crossword -- Answers Solution time: 24 rains. Is o slu 3ill co n u ol v O~ I I,N1 A 3 O Vl criminal intent is required to stop before entering a town and inform q v i ^ the chief of police of his or her presence. 3 a vl Are you more afraid of lightning or sharks? 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