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Don't expect help from state, Simitian warns

Original post made on Mar 18, 2008

Don't expect any help from Sacramento this year, state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), a former mayor, warned the Palo Alto City Council Monday night: "I expect it will be a year of a modest set of accomplishments."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:44 AM

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Posted by Carson
a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2008 at 6:20 am

If the Revolutionaries in the government would have respected the will of, "We the People" and enacted Proposition 187 instead of deceitfully overturning it we may have avoided these problems.

There still may be time for them to redeem themselves by enforcing the immigration laws. Not only may it help them avoid arrest, it could go a long way to save some of the children’s futures.

Remember, aiding and abetting illegal aliens is a felony.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2008 at 8:13 am

No help from Sacramento THIS YEAR?

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Posted by Neal
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 18, 2008 at 10:27 am

This reminds me of the joke with the oxymoronic punch line "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 19, 2008 at 9:57 am

And who was it that voted for Bush in 2004? This is your reward.

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Posted by Wake up People!
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

I, for one, am tired of having to vote for the lesser of two evils. But if Kerry had won in 2004, the whole country could look like the state of California. The main problem with Bush is that he tries to be too much of a democrat, as in the area of illegal immigration. At least the mainstream republicans have blocked him on this wrongheaded agenda.
The greed, stupidity, and shortsightedness of the democrats, who virtually control California, has bankrupted this state. Their shameless pandering to illegal immigrants for votes, has cost the state many billions of dollars a year for the social services, medical expenses and schooling of illegals. This must stop if we are ever to emerge from our budgetary black hole.
The democrats won't even admit that this IS the problem, let alone address it. They have brought this crisis upon themselves and unfortunately, upon all the rest of us residents. Californians better wake up soon and stop mindlessly and selfishly voting for the democrats before it is too late to turn the tide.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:40 am

Republicans pay the minimum on their national credit card, democrats try to charge that minimum on another card.

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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Well, maybe it's a good thing. The state does need to pay down the deficit. I'm all for government restraint to get out of debt.

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