California's tax on Amazon has already backfired on them:link text
Repairing infrastructure should be THE number one priority after getting Volkswagen and Amazon to locate here. The influx of new residents and businesses related to these companies has not even begun to be realized. If you think the sewers, storm drains, roads, utilities, etc., are weak and stressed now, just wait 2 or 3 years.
The spent fuel storage issue would have been solved with the Yucca Mountain repository. But Harry Reid and Obama put a stop to that, with no alternative plan in mind. It made a lot of sense to me to store it underground; after all, the uranium was dug OUT of the ground originally!
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David, couldn't agree with you more. The man may not be able to express himself eloquently, but he surely has a passion for this great nation and that shouldn't be ridiculed.
If they're going before the sun goes down, they need a hat and sunscreen too!!
When the mayor proposed annexation of multiple areas recently, we were assured the infrastructure was there to support these areas with services. Apparently, the money isn't even there to support existing city residents. Quit with the land grabs and maybe you'd have a more balanced budget.
Actually, she's done quite a bit on her own. From the Sewanee Purple, the campus paper: "Aside from her role as wife of the president, she has led a life dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Bush, who serves as the ambassador for AmeriCares, is a firm supporter of many well-known organizations, including but not limited to, the Leukemia Society of America, Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Her main concentration, however, is to promote literacy in America. In 1989, she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundation works to develop literary programs where illiterate parents and their children learn to read together. It has awarded over thirty million dollars in grants to almost eight hundred literary programs throughout America. Bush, in yet another attempt to promote literacy, has also written four books. Two of which, C. Fred’s Story and Millie’s Book, were written about her two dogs. Every bit of profit from these books went into literary programs affiliated with the Barbara Bush Foundation. Her other two books, Barbara Bush: a Memoir and Reflections, are autobiographies."
Imagine the number of new foreclosures and abandoned properties the city will have to deal with when they annex new areas where the homeowners are forced to leave when they can't afford the new taxes.
There may not be such panels mandated now but it certainly opens up a slippery slope.