Thursday, February 19, 2009


$70,000,000,000. Did I get the zeroes right? That's seventy BILLION dollars. They have raised taxes in the state of California by seventy BILLION dollars. Double the amount to register your car, increase in income taxes, increase in sales tax. And you want to know how the politicians in Sacramento felt about that?

Democratic Majority Leader Darrell Steinberg and Democratic Sen. Louis Correa. Los Angeles Times

I wish I could tell you where I would like to high five them to, but this is only an R rated blog.

I just found this fun factoid about how much ONE billion dollars is: If you went on a $1,000 spending spree today and every day until you spent one billion dollars, you would have to shop every day for 2,740 years. Woohoo.

UPDATE: I guess I'm wrong. The article only states $12,500,000,000 in new taxes, for this year. They have been trying to work a budget to cover until the end of 2010. Not sure why. Whoa. Am I relieved. I thought it was going to be painful. I mean it's only twelve billion this year I suppose, and then twelve billion the next year, and then again and again and again. I have a lot of extra money to hand over to Sacramento, don't you?

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

We escaped just in time...