If any of you plan to vote in favor of Governor Jerry Brown’s tax increase proposition in November after learning about what is reported below, you seriously need to have your intelligence questioned. The ever-decreasing lack of morals and integrity displayed by our elected leaders in Sacramento has never been made more evident than in the recent report of the intentional absconding of funds meant for scholarships for the children of California’s 9-11 victims.
Following the September 11th attacks, California’s lawmakers directed the Department of Motor Vehicles to create and sell a commemorative “We Will Never Forget” license plate. The proceeds were to be spent on anti-terrorism programs and most importantly, college scholarships for children of California residents who perished in the terrorist attacks. Since the launch of the “California Memorial Scholarship Fund” campaign in 2002, more than $15 million has been raised. Take a guess on how much of the money has been disbursed for the kids’ scholarships?
$20,000 No, I did not omit any zeroes!
Why, you ask? Where is the balance of the money? How can this happen?
Well, for starters, both former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and current Governor Jerry Brown “borrowed” a total of $3 million and used the proceeds as filler in the never-ending state budget deficit. That’s right; “borrowed.” The “loan” has yet to be re-paid; nor should we expect it to be. Millions of dollars more have been spent on state programs that have little or no direct link to anti-terrorism measures, including livestock diseases and workplace safety.
I suppose that was money well-spent to ensure we don’t have any mentally-deranged, explosive-laden cows flying into the capitol in Sacramento. We can sleep better, now.
And you’re going to trust these fraud artists masquerading as Governor, Senators, and Assembly representatives with MORE of your tax money?
If you are, I'd be happy to refer you to a licensed psychologist. Paging Dr. Strangelove...........
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