Los Angeles , CA (PressExposure) November 08, 2009 -- Website Petition Launched Urging Californians to Say âNO TO SACRAMENTOâ on 10% More in Tax Withholding
Starting this month, California will take an additional 10 percent of our state tax withholdings in order to run the state, and one local consumer advocate says itâs not fair. And heâs fighting back with a new website, [http://www.notosacramento.org].
âThere was no vote on this,â says founder and consumer advocate Philip Tirone. âSimply, our state government has unilaterally decided to withhold a bigger chunk of our paychecks.â
âThis is not fair, and that is why Iâm doing something about itâ Tirone adds. âSacramento needs to start managing the Stateâs finances like Californians are managing their own pocketbooks. Most of us are cutting back and changing our lifestyle, but not state legislature. Basically, they issue an order for a no interest loan, with no vote, simply mandated by Sacramento. What gives them that right? This is stealing money from all working Californians, many of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck.â
To urge the state to end this practice, Californians can sign an online petition at [http://www.notosacramento.org].
âWe must speak up together,â Tirone urged. âAs individuals, we are weak, but together, they cannot deny us.â
The website is [http://www.NOtoSacramento.com], and the petition reads:
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger and state legislators:
You do not have a right to take my hard earned money simply because of your inability to govern our state.
You are clearly incapable of making independent decisions because the special interest groups have lined your political coffers with millions of dollars. This is preventing you from making the kinds of difficult choices that need to be made.
Instead of throwing up your hands and apologizing for not being able to make the cut, how about showing some true grit and announcing you will be going without pay for the next year?
Sacrifice should start from the top, especially considering that is where the trouble started.
If you donât, we the voters will speak up, and we will start with this petition. We are saying âNo To Sacramento.â If you think you are going to cram this self-imposed loan with no interest down our throats, think again.
If you voted Yes on this amendment, we will vote No on you in the upcoming election. If you do not change this immediately, you will be out of office quicker than you can say âpass the buck and stick it to the little guy,â which is obviously what you are trying to say.
For more information, visit [http://www.notosacramento.org], or call (310) 453-1501.