Why California is Broke

This is just one commission of one board – multiply by thousands of times and then you will know how to respond when the state comes and says that they just HAVE to raise your taxes.
clipped from taxdollars.freedomblogging.com

Consider, if you will, the Commission’s Nutrition Advisory Committee. It was created in the late 1980s to counter the general perception of avocados as fatty and unhealthy, and it sponsors a conference on the wonders of the genuine California avocado every year.

The 2007 Nutrition Advisory Committee Annual Meeting was at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel (in Dana Point). The Commission spent $3,702 for massages, nail service, facials and body treatments, the audit found.

Rooms costing $850 per night were enjoyed by two board members (and their spouses) and one of the meetings’ speakers. Another dozen rooms cost $300 per night.

More than $2,000 was spent on alcohol, and another $13,000 on food.

In 2006, the meeting was held at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Rooms for two board members (and their spouses) and a speaker were $600, $600 and $800 respectively; with 13 rooms at $305 per night.

The bill for massages, facials, body treatments and golf was $2,699 .

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