NO New Taxes


Who Are You California?  You vote to raise taxes on yourself again?  Really?  It’s another easy way out for politicians on our backs.  How does the majority not see it?  I’m speechless and disappointed, and question what’s going on in my native state.

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There is nothing to think or talk about, nothing to study or review, nothing to listen to or acknowledge — The answer should still be NO.  No new or extended taxes, fees or charges should be assigned to the American people.  We’re taxed enough and the money is being wasted.  Agreeing to pay more allows the waste to continue unchecked.  Tell the Politicians to stop asking for more and start doing their jobs right.  We employ them.

As an Affiliate of Amazon’s Associates Program, I received the following e-mail.  Once again Politicians are hard at work quashing our ability to earn a living, because it’s easier to assess fees, taxes, tolls and tariffs than it is to do their respective jobs — It’s a continued grab and waste game that needs to stop.  Though Amazon’s decision has a direct impact on me, I applaud them for immediately dropping out.  What other business is it going to kill?

Hello. Unfortunately Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that we emailed you about earlier today. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program are terminated effective today, June 29, 2011. Those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned before today will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state in the near future please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to California residents and will not affect your ability to purchase from Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. As mentioned before, we are continuing to work on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites and we will be sure to contact you when these become available.

Regards, The Amazon Associates Team

I still write here — I’m just depressed about California’s election results on most fronts.  It appears the naive were recruited in force and we’re now left with numerous battles to be fought.  I’m currently paralyzed to write more, since there are too many problems with my beautiful home state — Excessive business taxes, regulations and restrictions, Mafioso-esk labor unions, high taxes, so-called sanctuary cities, political fraud and deceit, etc.  We mustn’t stop combating these things or we’re surely going off a cliff.  Don’t give up or give in to what’s wrong.

Voting is a very IMPORTANT tool you have and it’s essential that you use it now.  Please vote on November 2, 2010 — America must be put back on track.  Too many unacceptable things are happening to our great nation and people.  Citizens don’t forget that Politicians work for YOU, not themselves.  Remind them.  All must be held accountable for what’s been promised and we need not accept less.  The fraud, constant political bargaining, lies and theft have to stop.  It’s ruining the quality of the one life we all have here.  It’s imperative that we start heading in the right direction, to carry out the true will of the American people.  And if you don’t vote, don’t complain, because apathy is part of the problem.  Please read up and vote!

It’s time to speak up and remind the Politicians that they work for us, individual hardworking Americans, and thus need to carry out the will of the people.  It’s time they start doing what’s best for America and Americans, instead of what serves ’em best strategically in the short term.  Make your voice heard — If you don’t, the fraud and bombardment won’t stop.  It’s time for that kind of “change” to happen.

I complained that plastic bags are being made too thin and break more often than not.  The clerk said it’s a good thing because it breaks down in the environment more quickly — I should have asked her how much more quickly.  Give me a break!  If plastic bags are a major problem, why not stop manufacturing them all together and only offer paper?  I’m okay with that.

Instead the decision to cheapify plastic bags has compounded problems.  My groceries/purchases now need to be double bagged, since I’m not always walking around with my “green” bags in hand.  If plastic bags are going to be manufactured, they should be reasonably sturdy — I always recycle them, but since they’re being made so cheaply these days, they haven’t been reusable, and thus a complete waste times two.

Too many grocery items have broken falling through the bottom of ridiculously thin plastic bags forced on the public under the guise of the go green campaign, which a lot of clerks/companies seem to buy into.  “Green” helps to guilt the public into paying a proposed bag tax.  Again, our US government wants us to pay more for less. 

Don’t let it happen.  If a bag tax is deemed necessary for the environment (scare tactic), it should be paid by manufacturers.  And if plastic bags are available, I don’t need the attitude for asking that my pickles be double bagged.  Do your part respecting the beauty of God’s Earth and don’t fall for ALL the go green rah rah.  We really don’t have that much control.  Environmental extremism is the next big wave of political and corporate thievery.  Taxing and charging doesn’t make the environment cleaner.  And don’t even get me started on the carbon footprint pay-off BS.

Related Links:

http://www.stopthebagtax.com/

http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_12555349