He has the State's Justice Department file for Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to stop the Injunction to restore Medi-Cal funding. This also effects my dad's right to receive assistance to In-Home Support Services; otherwise, my dad would be evicted from his mobile home.
The case is Maxwell-Jolly v. Independent Living Centers, and Brown's main concern is that it would bankrupt the State, because it can't afford to pay for Medi-Cal and everything else.
Whose fault is it:
It started way back to Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13. It SEVERELY cut property taxes, and it was championed by Republican politicians. It also enacted a two-thirds vote requirement in the Legislature to raise taxes. Still, Republicans want the State to continue cutting everything to "improve the economy" (MY ASS!). All the State has done is make more people poorer, and piss off more people in this State.
Bill Maher said it best last year when he said that reducing the debt by cutting taxes is like getting a hand-job is going to clean the garage. Instead of cutting Medi-Cal and related services, here's what the State can do:
RAISE THE FUCKING TAXES!
Why should we wait for Republicans to grow balls?!!! They have fucked this State in the last 33 years, by giving reduced services, shabby schools, shabby colleges, etc. Instead of filing frivolous appeals to the Supreme Court, they should RAISE THE FUCKING TAXES TO PAY OFF THE DEBTS, AND THEN RESTORE FUNDING BACK TO 1978 LEVELS. WE SHOULD ALSO NOT HAVE TO PAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION, OR HIGH CSU AND UC TUITION!!! EITHER THE GOP BEST AGREE TO RAISE TAXES TO HELP ELDERLY, DISABLED, POOR, WOMEN, CHILDREN, STUDENTS, ETC., OR THEY SHOULD BE RECALLED THIS YEAR!
My father, Henry Frederick Ramey, Sr. ("Old Man Ramey"), will turn 90 on March 3, 2011. It is time we give the Seniors the respect they need and restore FULL MEDI-CAL SERVICES!
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