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June 29, 2011 I. m"ommen--ty The Julian News 13 Colifqrnia Though hard to believe, Jerry pay they showed themselves Brown and the Howard Jarvis aregimmicks'Willingincludingsomet°examples:illegalin orderUSe maneuverstoanYdo SO.cALFiremeanS'Hereand iii [[0]/I1'2019 Main St it, 0 et .il.]ii:.l:re:]e:t:te:::i • 176i'-'?#i 2 e CLBI ' L/O e PJNTI" PP(PI'II   v    jl j Taxpayers Association actually have something in common. We agree that the budget just passed by the Legislature deserves to go directly in the trash. The governor has vetoed the gimmick-laden state budget hastily passed by The passage of a surcharge on home insurance policies -- a tax on homeowners -- is illegal if passed with only a simple majority vote;?? the proposed stealing of $1 billion from California's First Five funds -- a program for children -- is illegal without a ballot proposition decided by voters;? a $1.7 billion demand for money from Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs) under threat of extinction is likely illegal under Prop. 22 -- approved by voters to protect local funds;?? and the $1.2 billion the Legislature is relying upon from the sale of state office buildings has already been determined illegal. Additionally, the legislative majority attempted to impose an additional quarter-cent sales tax earmarked to repay a bond approved in 2004, which has been funded by something'known as the "triple flip." While "triple flip" sounds like an Olympic sport, it is a convoluted rechanneling of revenue streams that would make a professional check kiter envious. It, too, is likely illegal and demonstrates the contortions to which politicians will go to get their hands on more taxpayer money. At least half of the Legislature's "budget solution" represented either unconstitutional maneuvers, fund shifts, or borrowing from special funds.?? While Brown still seeks to increase the tax burden on California working families, he got it right in his veto message when he said this budget "contains legally questionable maneuvers, costly borrowing and unrealistic savings." Members of the Legislature should be on notice that that the public is on to their games. If they persist in approving illegM funding mechanisms to wring every last cent from taxpayers, they don't deserve to be paid at all. 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. ' by Mike Marland "  ; d " I./.i  ' /.. .. - • • )", I  ! a legislative majority so they can continue to receive their paychecks -- the highest in all 50 states -- and another $700 a week, tax free, in "meal money." Lawmakers' checks were under threat due to Proposition 25 -- which includes a "no budget, no pay" provision -- approved by voters last year. It was promoted as a permanent solution to the problem of late state budgets by repealing a 76-year-old law that required a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature to pass a budget. Sponsors of Prop. 25, Sacramento Democrats and other members of the tax-and-spend lobby, saw it as an opportunity to dominate the budget process without having to consult with minority Republicans and as a chance to impose new levies without having to obey Proposition 13's mandate of a two-thirds vote. To make it popular with voters, the promoters of Proposition 25 included the pay penalty to be imposed if lawmakers failed to deliver a budget by the constitutional deadline. Before Prop. 25 passed, HJTA warned that it would be used as part of an effort to increase taxes with a simple majority vote and, sure enough, this budget just passed contained a quarter-cent sales tax hike. HJTA warned that Prop 25 would be used to threaten lawmakers with loss of programs in the districts they represent if they refused to support higher taxes and, sure enough, Senate boss Darrell Steinberg and Governor Brown have stated they would consider reducing the funding of services to the constituents of representatives opposing taxes. And HJTA warned that lawmakers would be willing to pass almost anything just to keep their paychecks coming and, sadly, once again HJTA has been proven right. Legislators were so desperate to pass a budget -- any budget -- in order to keep their R.ED. 1 GAW TE WEIRE.ST T41NG WHEN l WAS N TowN'S... by Linda Thistle 7 3 4 1 2 9 5 6 1 7 7 4 6 9 2 1 2 8 6 3 6 5 8 3 1 9 8 4 1 7 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! © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Ill Great Locale, ample parking, easy access, well on properly, 2 well maintained buildings and a 700 square foot rental cabin. Business sold separately Rustic 2 Bd / 1 Bath Home in Kentwood ---- ---$725,000 II with separate guest cabin on naturally landscaped .28 acre lot. Close to Julian and easy access, 150,000 Panoramic View Home on 8.41 acres, '; 2 garages, 2,756 sq.ft. 6 bdrm/3 bath, remodeled. _-- ___ This Cuyamaca Lake view custom home '1000 in on 4+ acres 3 br, 2be, 3 car garage, guest suite, 1330 sf bonus room and many custom features $1,375,000 Julian Estates - 3 bedroom, den, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2200 sq. ft., 4.42 acres. Wood Interior, Lodge Feeling. $439,000 2.53 level acreage of natural beauty with coy pond surrounds this 3Bd/1 1/2 bath home in Wynola Estates 1813 sq.ft. Priced at $ 00,00.5,000 3Bd/2Bath, 1703 sq.ft, on 2.51 acres. Customized 2006 Solar Home in Cuayamaca Woods. Well - 92 gpm. Panoramic Views! Priced at $450,000 $-00,900 Wynola Estates - 3 bd. 2 I/2 bath, 2642 sq•ft., 2 car garage, workshop, newly painted, move-in ready on 2.5 acres view lot. Custom home on 8 acres and Great views. 2470 sq. ft, 3br/3ba/4car with gourmet kitchen workshop and 2 sunrooms, plus RV hook-ups forup to 35ft. Priced for quick sale $489,000 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. 896 sq. 1. Upgraded 2br/lba cabin with 2 fireplaces and 2 covered patios. 37 Acres. Year-Round Creek $519,000 %/4.32 acres on Eagle Peak Rd• Septic, Well, Electric, Panoramic Views $175K %/2.5 acres - Harrison Park, well, elec., $99,900 %/.49 acres - Harrison Park Lot - ready to go! - $30,000 %/11+ acres with ocean views and all utilities. $150K %/8 acres- Pine Hilis -Pore test, septic Layout & Surveyed. Padorami¢ 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 ~ Both lots at a discounted rate of $320K ' ' Strange :/t" " ; ' winnerb qFt!a WeavSrBertrand Russell BUT00TRUE • It was philosopher, historian, mathematician and Nobel Prize who made the following sage observation: "In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question ' I mark on the things you have ong taken for granted."  • The giant Pacific octopus, the largest octopus in the world is a Press your tongue against the prol fc breeder. Extremely pro tic. The female lays approximately roof of your mouth when you 56,000 eggs, all at once. 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In the early days of aviation, he flew in an airplane to an altitude of 3,000 feet, then jumped offthe plane onto another one -- while wearing handcuffs. • A recent study conducted by researchers at a university in Sweden found that if a person has to commute longer than 45 minutes to work, he or she is 40 percent more likely to get • divorced. • There are more languages and dialects spoken in India than in any other country in the world: in excess of %600 at last count. • If you're planning a trip to Marrakesh, Morocco, be sure to visit the Koutoubiya minaret. In 1195 Sultan Yakub al Mansur commanded that the minaret be built in thanksgiving for a military victory, and the tower is lovely. The structure's unique attribute, however, is not visible -- it's olfactory. When the minaret was being built, 960 sacks of musk were mixed in with the mortar, and the odor can still be detected today. 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