(Closed) I Feel Violated … By The State Of California

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

they raised the fees back up to fight the budget deficit.  That’s what the fee was a few years ago before Kindergarden Cop gave everyone the dramatic registration rebates.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, the fee was raised for registration. It is really high now. Our state is broke and broken.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

400 to register your car yearly? that’s horrible! I can’t see the appeal of California.. Osakagrl – move to Florida – the cost of living’s so much cheaper, and the weather is just as nice! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ Mellisabegins

Have you ever experienced heat WITHOUT himidity? Tongue out We also have mountains!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

California has a HUGE budget deficit.  I remember hearing that they couldn’t even pay people’s tax refunds last year because they had no money.

Post # 10
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think a big problem is the foreclosures.  People aren’t paying their property taxes on million dollar houses so it’s cutting into income.  A lot of states do have budget cuts for sure just not as big as California.  But California was hit the worst by the housing stuff.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Everyone is hurtin’ now due to the budget deficit.

Post # 12
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hear ya – we just registered both of our cars for 2010 and feel the same way.  Seriously, if we didn’t have to be in CA for work, we would hightail it out of here so fast (though I would miss year round flip-flops). 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our problems are deep and many. Economic downturn, structural budget issues, a required 2/3 majority for any spending decision, the proposition system, huge liabilities for our giant prison system, etc, etc.

Basically, we’ve acted like children for decades. Politicians and the public. We haven’t had a sober budget in years, and the public is willing to vote for spending measures and expensive programs through the proposition system without any consideration of consequences.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, my registration doubled this year too! It’s awful. I LOVE living in California, but it’s starting to get ridiculous!

@melissabegins- my man is navy and we’re getting relocated sometime within the next few months. We applied to 3 jobs in florida and 1 in hawaii ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

doesn’t CA have a way of governing that makes it impossible to actually push legislation through? It needs a general overhaul..

@monitajb – I have been to CA, AZ, Nevada, Colorado, Utah.. I really enjoyed them all! I enjoy the heat of the desert w/out humidity, of course. Out of the western states I’ve visited, I like California least of those places, since I live in Florida and can visit other pretty beaches. It’s def a good place to visit, though, but not live!  You can live in a really bangin beach house here and toot around on a scooter for almost nothing compared to what my friends pay to live in California.  Summers get pretty brutal here though, but that’s ok with me b/c of the other good things.  FWIW, I just got a new license, registration, name change, all of it for less than 80 bucks at the DMV, which is the original reason for this post. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@bella – you may just live in Jax!  If so, PM me and I’ll give you the scoop ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers are crossed for u in Hawaii, though!

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