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What if they held a cap-and-trade auction and nobody showed up? The brilliant budgeteers in California were planning on $500 million dollars from the auction to reduce their deficit, but the auction brought them a grand total of $55.8 million… 89% less than they predicted. Oops.

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Ruben November 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

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“What if they held a cap-and-trade auction and nobody showed up?”

I’d bid on that.

PsychoDad November 24, 2012 at 11:07 am

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Aaaaaand . . . a few million more jobs relocate to Mexico or China.

JPTravis November 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

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I’m guessing that’s why nobody is buying California carbon offsets – they’re moving out of the state instead. Liberals never seem to figure this shit out: Reno, Nevada, is full of warehouses because years ago California passed a draconian inventory tax that made it sensible for all the big companies to warehouse their stuff just across the border to avoid trhe tax and then truck it into California as it’s needed. It’s cost California thousands of jobs, but when I lived in Reno it was real handy because anything you buy online shows up on your doorstep the next day.

jcrowley1985 November 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

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Another unconstitutional tax that Ron Paul could have fixed.

operanerd1986 November 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

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It’s an obnoxious tax, but I think state taxes like this are outside the realm of the federal government’s power.

flashingscotsman November 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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Opranerd, don’t try to engage it in intelligent conversation. It’s not capable of it. Now, if you want to talk about the relative worth of baked Cheetos vs. crunchy Cheetos, he’s there for that.

TD,……………MO.

poppajoe49 November 25, 2012 at 6:38 am

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“It is ill-manners to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.”

Benjamin Franklin – Poor Richard’s Almanac

Big Al November 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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“Ron Paul – he looks like a guy you’d keep overnight for observation.” –David Letterman

poppajoe49 November 25, 2012 at 6:40 am

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Ron Paul looks like an escapee from Area 51.

Big Al November 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

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Anagram of Ron Paul-Lunar Op.

sa_rose November 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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This is a state tax. If Ron Paul were King of the World, he couldn’t have affected this one way or the other. Go back to sleep.

tincan53 November 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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If Gov Moonbeam moron wouldn’t have given Holly-weird $550 million earlier this year, he would have met his goal without having to have anyone show up. Hell he would have been up $50 million! I really got to move out of this state. Anyone want to buy my house?

Elrond Hubbard November 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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The government of California is becoming an economic millstone around the neck of its citizens. Get out as soon as you can, the collapse is going to be nasty.

Extirpates November 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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The bear in the background uses more of his brain that the dufus in the foreground.

Progressive Hemrrhoid November 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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Expect more creative accounting in the very near future from the commiecrats in California. Next their will be some moonbat, leftwing, turd calling for a fence to keep the taxpayers in.

Not so silent November 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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Nothing Kalifornia liberals do works….but do they get it? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…..

Missile Command November 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Your only choice is to leave if you are not a living dead democrat. The democrat lemming voters will all keep running in the same direction, toward the financial cliff, no matter how bad it gets.

poppajoe49 November 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

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My BIL is trying to get a transfer out of Cali. He works for Anheuser-Busch.

JPTravis November 25, 2012 at 6:47 am

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BIL?

drb November 25, 2012 at 6:55 am

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brother-in-law

poppajoe49 November 25, 2012 at 7:01 am

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Thank you dear, MUWAH!

So, how was it? You must have been tired, we didn’t see you last night. Did everyone enjoy themselves?

drb November 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

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It was wonderful…and yes we are all worn out but the dogs don’t seem to get that, LOL.

JPTravis November 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

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Ah, that makes way more sense than Best Intersex Lawyer.

ooddballz November 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

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Best Intersex Lawyer?
Man, it has got to be VERY …um…. INTERESTING inside your head.

poppajoe49 November 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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Judging by that last comment, I wouldn’t go in there without a full body latex suit!

mojo November 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

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Well, now we know who was spending OPM. The guys with their own scratch on the line said “no, thanks.”