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MrsBlue blinked a bit in our heating standoff last night, giving in to the impulse to fire off the furnace for an extravagant half-hour or so. I don't imagine it will be much longer before we both give up on this bit of wackiness, but it's actually been sort of a fun, if a bit chilly, game.

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60. Re: Ca. election (was Re: News of the da Nov 8, 2005, 11:25 Warhawk
73 - for your "worst case scenario" - there is still the option for a judge to hear the child's case and rule that the parent doesn't need to be informed. The other problem I have is that without parental involvement, places like Planned Parenthood do not get involved with the legal side of things like statutory rape, etc. If the parent doesn't know, predators of these young teenage girls also get off (pun intended) a lot more often without being held accountable.

75 - as long as the unions are in control of the process, it will never be fair to the uinion worker. They make it difficult to get the forms, they don't process the forms (one guy had to turn in the form 3 times and waited 2 years to finally save less than $1 per month - what the union told him was the amount dedicated to "political activities" - bullshit). They are often then referred to "counceling" before the forms are processed to try to intimidate them into not following through. This isn't right. The union bosses abuse and abuse this policy for political and personal gain, and it can only be reversed if they have to get permission FIRST to take the money.

76 - If revenues increase, so will the spending. Look here:

What Happens If Revenues Exceed the Limit? If
revenues exceed the limit, the excess amount would
be divided proportionally among the General Fund
and each of the state’s special funds.

The net impact of this measure on expenditures
over time would depend on whether the state were
able to “set aside” enough reserve funds during
revenue expansions to maintain spending during
periods of revenue softness.
• If it were able to set aside sufficient funds, the main
impact of the spending limit would be to smooth
out spending over time—restraining spending
during economic expansions and permitting
additional spending (supported from its reserves)
during revenue downturns. In terms of Figure 3,
this means that enough reserves would need to
be set aside during the “excess revenues” period
to maintain spending at the limit during the “low
revenues” period.
• However, if the state were not able to accumulate
large reserves, the limit would likely result in less
spending over time. This is because the state would
not have enough reserves available to cushion the
decline in revenues during bad times. When this
occurred, the reduced level of actual spending
during periods of low revenues would then become
the new, lower, “starting point” from which the next
year’s spending limit is calculated. This could cause
the spending limit to ratchet down over time.

Call me crazy, but when revenues are less, spending should be less too. I like the fact that spending is limited to income. As far as school spending (and remember, my wife is a teacher), the problem we see is money isn't being spent where it is needed and spent based on formulas instead of where it really needs to go in the districts. Streamline the administration costs and let more $$$ go directly to the teachers and schools. Get rid of programs that don't work. Allow the school to be flexible in their spending to address their needs.

77 - The approval process is necessary for public input and approval of the changes being made. It is the final "check and balance" to a very, at least to now, politically driven process.

Wishing I could pay my bills like governments do

Exactly the reason 76 needs to pass, unfortunately.

*** Warhawk ***

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