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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-13-2019 at 17:22:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Cali Gov. now wants to tax drinking water
  • There apparently is no limit to how far Democrat politicians will plunge their hands into your pockets.

    California Dem Gov. Gavin Newsom wheels out plan for new statewide tax on drinking water

    California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) wants to tax the state's drinking water, a move he says will allow poor people access to safe and affordable water.

    When did this come up?
    Newsom's proposed 2019-20 budget includes the creation of a "safe and affordable drinking water fund," to "enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water," SFgate.com reported.

    Island Mike    Posted 01-13-2019 at 21:25:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Cali Gov. now wants to tax drinking water
  • I have my own well, but I have to pay for the electricity to run the pump. I am also going to start collecting water from the roof of the shed, as a reserve supply. There is no need to water the lawn, and during the summer there is usually a ban on running gas powered mowers. I have about 10 trees which hopefully provide enough oxygen.

    Island Mike

    John in Mich    Posted 01-14-2019 at 10:20:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I saw a calculation once, years ago, about how many acres of mature trees are required to produce enough oxygen per person. There was also an article about the clearing of rain forests in South America.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-13-2019 at 18:11:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well gee, everyone needs water. Oh yeah, they need air too. How about a carbon tax for anyone breathing more than their share.

    Jim Rushford CA    Posted 01-13-2019 at 21:22:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Don't say that!!! I live in this Insane asylum. This A** H*** might try it.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-14-2019 at 10:02:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And to think that in 1965 a fraternity brother and I talked about quiting school and going to California. I suppose someown was watching out for me.
    I have a sister living near San Diego. We have not gone to California since when my son was in the USMC left the state for other assignments in a 13 year career. He left for family reasons.

    Dean    Posted 01-13-2019 at 23:51:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My thoughts exactly, Jim.

    I can see it happening.


    Dave Smith    Posted 01-13-2019 at 19:54:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Better yet
  • Everybody needs oxygen. Trees make oxygen.
    Those that don't have trees could be taxed
    5 cents per breath for the oxygen they don't
    help produce.

    Dave Smith    Posted 01-14-2019 at 07:31:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I posted this as a joke.
    Maybe I should not give them any ideas.
    But, There was one of our NY legislators that wanted to tax our trees.
    Also tax farmers for their cows because they f*rt.
    Dave <*)))><

    John in Mich    Posted 01-13-2019 at 20:29:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • OH BOY. I get a freebee. I have been planting trees for the past 34 years. Some of my Spruces and Austrians are 30 feet tall. I have some oaks that I planted are 12 to 30 feet tall. Some Silver Maple are 15 tp 20 feet tall. Also I let 8 acres of fallow ground go back to nature with oaks around the perimeter. Unfortunately, I sold the 8 acres but the trees will remain.

    Dave Smith    Posted 01-14-2019 at 07:46:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I also have planted tress.
    Some ware between 15000 and 18000 since 1988.
    Too old and decrepit to do that now.
    White Spruce, Norway spruce, white oak, Red oak,
    White pine, A few Black walnuts and Mammoth Hickory.
    The pine moth beetle is raising havoc with the white pines.
    We lost a lot of natural Beech to the blight and some
    ash to the purple ash beetle.
    I have had no luck planting chestnuts of any kind.
    Dave <*)))><

    John in Mich    Posted 01-14-2019 at 10:17:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • GREAT! I think developers should be required to plant more trees in the subs that they build after clear cutting.
    My interest evolved through my mother's father. He was involved in conservation/reforestation back in the 1930's. Many of his trees still stand in central Michigan.
    With that, my mother helped me plant some of my evergreen seedlings. She watched them grow until her passing in 2001. Many of those spruces are 20+ feet today.
    Last summer my older sister, who lives in New Braunfels, Texas, visited and wanted some pictures of her standing by these Colorado Blue Spruces. I aimed to please!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-14-2019 at 00:58:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The wife is on board with cutting 10~14 acres of Alder and Doug Fir some time this year. I was waiting for the carbon tax money to start rolling in for having trees.
    No money coming in for having them, figure then to cut them, reduce the fire danger and might make a buck or two.

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