4 days ago
Friday, July 8, 2011
FRIDAY FAST ONES
3.) Even though the California state budget has been in tatters for years the legislature allowed the additional 1% sales tax we have been paying (making the sales tax 9.75% where I live) to lapse. The old chestnut is that people will buy more if the sales tax is lower. Ridiculous. We are all accustomed to paying it and I don't know anyone who doesn't buy something because they don't want to pay an additional 1% (except for a car.)
I can't wait until we all wake up and realize that those little percentages equal road and bridge repairs, breakfast for hungry kids, medical care, police and fire departments, teachers, grants for low income college students, state parks and so much more. What is worse is that polls showed residents of CA were fine with continuing the tax but the legislature let it go anyway...
4.) So far the critters who ate all my tomatoes right off the vines the last couple of summers have not found the 2 pots of them I have planted up on my deck! I might have home grown tomatoes to eat this year - if I didn't jinx myself by mentioning this.
5.) My "weekend" isn't until Monday - but you all enjoy the next couple of lovely summer days off!