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December 9, 2009 California ¢0mmentary HJTA Questions Legality Of New $143 Billion AB 32 Tax by Jon Coupal Last week the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent the AB 32 Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee (EAAC) a letter spelling out the reasons why we believe that the state has no legal authority to impose a new AB 32 auction tax on California companies and consumers. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Governor have asked the EAAC to provide advice to CARB on how to spend up to $143 billion in new government revenue. We thought it would be wise for the EAAC to consider whether CARB actually has the authority to raise this revenue in the first place. The idea of an auction tax has long been promoted by environmental organizations and is being considered by CARB as a way to impose a California-only cap-and trade system that would ration conventional energy use as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under AB 32, our state's Global Warming Solutions Act. Beyond the fact that imposing a new $143 billion or more tax on California's already struggling companies would destroy thousands of jobs and force more employers to leave the state, CARB has no legal authority to initiate a cap and trade auction, as the Legislature did not grant any such authority under AB 32. Should lawmakers attempt to bestow tfiis taxing power on CARB retroactively, it will require a two-thirds vote of both houses because imposing government costs through a cap and trade auction is clearly a tax. While actual costs are unknown at this point, a draft report by CARB's Economic Advisory Committee has developed some estimates that indicate auctioning q R.F.D, 100% of the allocations in a cap and trade program could cost up to $143 billion between 2012 and 2020. These costs would be imposed directly on the several hundred manufacturing companies that process food, materials and energy in California but, of course, would ultimately be borne by consumers. How these tens of billions in new taxes would be spent has not yet been decided, but it would clearly be a $143 billion windfall to the same politicians who have made such a mess of the budget and the state's economy. And it doesn't stop there. This $143 billion AB 32 auction tax is over and above the billions in additional costs from other AB 32 measures. For example, public utilities estimate that electric bills would go up 30% per month. Other studies show gasoline and diesel costs would increase $3.7 billion a year and new homes would cost $50,000 more. And what would we get for all this money? A very expensive message to other states and nations not nearly as anxious to sacrifice their economies on the altar of environmental correctness. According to the Governor's own special assistant, AB 32 and California alone will have at best symbolic benefits but no measurable impact on global warming." CARB's auction tax is simply one more attempt at separating taxpayers from their money without the legally-required voter approvals. CARB should run, not walk, away from this one. Jan 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 Janet Gastil Kaaren Terry Bonnie Sharron Halh, y Ann & Larry Failer cell 760-445-1829 cell 619-417-0481 cell 619-992-3868 cell(760) 803-1195 o  Currently For Sale! S.O, Custom 1,300 to 2,400 sq. ft. Homes ., Drastically Priced Below Factory Invoice  If You Need a Home Today, This Is It! :C ': 30362 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel 619-871-1142 Across from Gas Station . www.westernlandmarkhomes.com W 00=ek y SUDOKU by Linda Thistle 1 3 97 5 7 9 1 625 3 [ 5 6 4 9 291 6 7 2 1 8 7 8 1 4 2 9 4 1 8 7 3 5 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! © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. Christmas Poem by Darleen Hayden 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but alas and alack 'twas no fire screen there! A few feet away stood the holiday tree so majestic, so regal, and as dry as could be... Its lights left glowing, what a sight to behold, and the wiring beneath was time-worn and old. Mother was, sleeping in flannel of red, and father, in blue, was smoking in bed. The children were restless in their tosses and turns, each wearing a night shirt that will too easily burn... I cannot go on; my story ends here. There won't be a Christmas for this family, I fear! How about you there, do you follow the rules? To help you be safe, I'll give you some clues. Be careful with candles! No matches for kids! Make sure all poisons have tight fitting lids! No drinking when driving! Don't leave children alone! Instead, leave a sitter and your name by the phone! Leave her the numbers of the following three, the firemen, the police, and your favorite M.D. Are you fire safe? Need first aid at all, just pick up the phone; give the station a call. That's what its for, help with this, and for that, they'll be at your door in just two minutes flat! The joys of the season! A safe New Year tool Good health and happiness to each one of you! Submitted by CALFire who reminds you to be Fire Safe not Sorry this Holiday Season The Julian News 13 HOMES. CABINS. LAND. RENTALS. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. VACATION RENTALS 2019 Main Street 760-765-0111 www.mtnfarms.com $520,000 Julian Estates, 3br, den, 2 ba, 2 car, 2200 sq. ft., 4.47 acres. Wood Interior, Lodge Feeling. $459,000 In Town, 2bd, 2ba with separate 1 bd guest suite, built in 2003, Seriously Custom Home. $319,000 3 br, 2 1/2 ba. plus 1,200 sq, ft. guest house over garage on 5 acres. 2 horse barns, outbuildings and small fruit orchard, $295,000 Julian Townsite. 2 br, 2 ba, on .85 acre. Within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. $285,000 Kentwood 2br, 1 ba, 864 sq, fl, knotty pine interior ,59 acres. $249,000 Kentwood, 1 bd, 1 ba with large taft. All wood interior, large deck, completely furnished. $259,000 Whispering Pines, 2 br, 1 ba, + loft. Wood interior and soaring ceilings, ] ba separate apt. downstairs. Double decks. $225,000 Kentwood II 2 br, 1 ba 2 car garage, fireplace, hardwood, dual- glazed windows, A/C. © As Heard On The Streets Of Julian © by Eric Stamets Supervisor To Open Julian Office Everyone that lives in Julian is aware that County Supervisor Diane Jacob has been a great supporter of Julian. But there has been one little problem. As you can tell from her job title, she's supposed to be supervising us and not just supporting us. The past few years have shown what can happen. Just for one example, right in her home area of Jamul, the local miniscule Indian Reservation has been trying to get approval of a high rise casino on their very small piece of land and creating all kinds of concerns. Well if that's happening right under her nose while she's busy with her normal schedule of work with the Board of Supervisors, the worry is what could those people up in Julian be doing that is being kept quiet and the county doesn't know about? Therefore she will open an office in Julian to supervise us because she has gotten to know some of us too well. Most local residents are welcoming the new office because it will be so convenient instead of having to drive an hour to her office in El Cajon and then having to pay 9¾% sales tax for anything you buy while you're there. Strange But True by Samantha Weaver King Crossword - Answers Solution time: 21 mins. • It was American actress and dancer Charlotte Greenwood who made the following sage observation: "Temperament is temper that is too old to spank." • If you happen to own a Rolls Royce and want to swank it up a little bit, a mink jacket to fit the hood ornament is available for purchase. • San Francisco's iconic cable cars are the only mobile national monument in the United States. • You might be surprised to learn that, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest swimming pool in the world isn't found in one 00in9 - in'us=a"z00' na"°ns as t M I Cr()S '0]  . you might expect, but in the relatively ust-Know ACROSS1 History -" - -- Chile. Built by a mega-resort on the ur] Songs chapter 1- ..... ocean, the pool covers 20 acres, is j ]. Row Row Row I 4 Recede -U'--i  i!l! m°rethanl'OOOyardsl°ngandh°ldsly°urB°at'l[ LittleStar Jil 7 e.g.N°tet°self' II a whopping 66 million gallons of I 2. 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