CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

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    CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    The first is so obvious that it's redundant to repeat it, but here's the short version:

    http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/03/02/ca-gop-debt/california-republican-party-debt-cagle-march-2-2013/

    The second irony is that the California republicans' best hope to get them out of it is the one who's calling it on the high end:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/01/3260589/karl-rove-goes-to-california-gop.html 

    If the rest is too boring - or painful - see second to last paragraph on page 1.

    The third: Do they even know what the debt is?

     

     

     

     
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    Re: CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    But maybe Mr. Brulte knows something...

    http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/03/02/ca-gop-convention-delegates-urge-retired-congressmen-to-help-partys-finances/

    Or, "There's trouble in River City!" --The Music Man  

    How better to create and enlarge your political success?

    (He apparently has the phone numbers of former republican office-holders, who are sitting on at least that much money.)

     
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    Meanwhile...

    http://cagop.org/crpconvention.asp?Z=5D58

     
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    Re: CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    In response to Firewind's comment:

    The first is so obvious that it's redundant to repeat it, but here's the short version:

    http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/03/02/ca-gop-debt/california-republican-party-debt-cagle-march-2-2013/

    The second irony is that the California republicans' best hope to get them out of it is the one who's calling it on the high end:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/01/3260589/karl-rove-goes-to-california-gop.html 

    If the rest is too boring - or painful - see second to last paragraph on page 1.

    The third: Do they even know what the debt is?

     




    $500,000 in debt? Why, that is chump change, if they opened the Treasury to crooked public employee unions like the Dems do , that money would appear in a heartbeat.

    Ironically, under the leadership of the "Give Public Employee Unions All They Want" Party, also known as the California Democratic Party, total state debt in California is more than $617 billion — more than any other state in the union.

    The state of California also has more debt than the financially troubled nation Greece, which has more than $423 billion in public debt, according to the Economist..


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/04/report-california-state-debt-twice-that-of-new-york%e2%80%99s-more-than-greece/#ixzz2MX0mgWz7

     
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    Re: CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

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    $500,000 in debt? Why, that is chump change, if they opened the Treasury to crooked public employee unions like the Dems do , that money would appear in a heartbeat.

    Ironically, under the leadership of the "Give Public Employee Unions All They Want" Party, also known as the California Democratic Party, total state debt in California is more than $617 billion — more than any other state in the union.

    The state of California also has more debt than the financially troubled nation Greece, which has more than $423 billion in public debt, according to the Economist..

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/04/report-california-state-debt-twice-that-of-new-york%e2%80%99s-more-than-greece/#ixzz2MX0mgWz7

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    Another acknowledgment by equivalence ...except there's this update:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/california-budget/ci_22351494/california-gov-jerry-brown-wins-praise-eliminating-budget

    Another possible equivalence -- and irony:  Gov. Brown inherited the debt from a 1.5 term republican administration, and he's a democrat.

    And "chump change"?  Not for the party.  I was going to say above, "Meanwhile, back at the ranch..." But it seems there isn't one, because, you guessed it, they couldn't pay the rent.  But not to worry, Mr. Brulte said, they're going to move it all down to southern California, which was what they always intended to do for the 100-or-so years they've been in the capital.

    But back to the party of fiscal responsibility... Party on.

    The ironies... The ironies... (In Col. Kurtz's voice)

     
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    Re: CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget presented a plan to pay back nearly $28 billion owed, but various sources estimate the state's debt at hundreds of billions....

    State employees on the payroll 10 years or more are guaranteed insurance coverage for life — a benefit bestowed decades ago, before the cost of medical care exploded. Now, the state is facing a bill of $62.1 billion for those employees over the next 30 years, according to state projections. Sacramento has set no money aside to cover the payments, and the tab grows each year.

    The cost of closing the gaps in California's major public pension funds would be considerable. The State Budget Crisis Task Force, a bipartisan think tank based in New York, reported in September that every Californian would have to contribute $3,635 to cover the shortfalls. Paying for retiree healthcare might add a couple of thousand dollars to that tab.

    The state's borrowing from Wall Street in recent years also comes at a cost. According to the state treasurer's office, it will cost $2,559 per Californian to pay that back. Texas, by contrast, has taken on just $588 of debt per resident.

     
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    Re: CA Republican Party $500-$800,000 in debt... The ironies...

    So, in those inimitable words, who're ya gonna call?  The party that occupied the governor's office for, literally, administration after administration after administration, until a democrat got it, he was blamed for everything, and recalled after a year?  The party that can't find its * with both hands and a map is going to fix the state's mess?

     

    *  OK, $500,000

     

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