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Old 16th July 2012
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I'll save it for the P&R section.
OK, but what can the debate be? This is a guy who didn't take a sallary when he was in office before, right?
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I'm glad he's your governor and not mine.
Do you know his history?

He is the only governor we have had in recent times that balanced the budget, and as far as I know he never took a salary from the state to do it. I will look into that to make sure I'm not thinking about someone else, but I think I'm accurate.

OK, I'm wrong... I can't find that he didn't take a salary, but this is what he is like...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1563216.html

California Governor Jerry Brown shrugged off the pay cut that's soon to lighten his wallet.
"I'd run for governor whether it was a paid job or not," the 74-year old, two-time governor told the San Jose Mercury News. "I derive a lot of psychic income."
Hopefully the 120 members of the state's legislature (as well as a small handful of other top elected officials) share the former Jesuit seminarian's characteristically zen outlook. This week, the California Citizens Compensation Commission agreed to reduce the pay of the state's top officeholders by five percent.
This cut comes in the wake of 2009's 18-percent salary reduction. Legislators will henceforth earn $95,291 per year and the governor will take home $165,288.
Intangible job benefits withstanding, Brown would be hard-pressed to complain about any cuts to his salary as he's pushing for the majority of state employees to take similar reductions in an effort to plug California's $16 billion budget hole. The governor is hoping to shift to a 9.5-hour, four days a week schedule, which would more or less come out to a five percent pay cut for most employees.
"The governor wants public employees to take a 5 percent pay cut, and legislators are public employees," said Commissioner Chuck Murray explained to the Los Angeles Times. "I would vote to bring legislators in line with what the governor is doing with other public employees."

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like I said I'll take it up in the P&R section
but one dumb thing they did three words: High Speed Rail.
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OK, send me the link when you start the thread.

I'm thinking you want slower speed rail?
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OK, send me the link when you start the thread.

I'm thinking you want slower speed rail?
LOL

I will when I get a chance, I got a job to go to in an hour.
So much for me trying to be a bum,

BTW, its not the rail that bothers me, it looks like a money pit and very few will benefit from its use, sorta like a concorde on rails and that was a money pit too.
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NO AMA WILL EVER SAVE YOU FROM THESE CROOKED ASS M F'KER'S!!
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but one dumb thing they did three words: High Speed Rail.
Loner, if you ever live in a place that has real transportation, you'll never look back. I love bikes and hot cars but for going to work ? Two hours a day wasted behind the wheel ? Paying $4 a gallon for gasoline, tires, insurance, tickets if you breathe wrong ?

Live somewhere that they have trains and subways and you will never want to go back. Hot cars and bikes are for fun, not for daily transportation. It's the most expensive ridiculous transportation there is.
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like I said I'll take it up in the P&R section
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Loner, if you ever live in a place that has real transportation, you'll never look back. I love bikes and hot cars but for going to work ? Two hours a day wasted behind the wheel ? Paying $4 a gallon for gasoline, tires, insurance, tickets if you breathe wrong ?

Live somewhere that they have trains and subways and you will never want to go back. Hot cars and bikes are for fun, not for daily transportation. It's the most expensive ridiculous transportation there is.
I do not agree with both of you. Being frequent traveler to Europe I can only praise its high speed train network. I wish we had same in here, although I realize that 2/3 of the country is not as densitely populated to see economic advantage of it. Still, it would be awesome if we had something like that along East and West coasts.

At the same time being a daily bike rider in NYC area I have advantage of not using that much gas, saving on tolls, not affected by traffic conditions, and most importantly not suffering from MTA outages.
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