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Majority of Californians say they know nothing about emissions cap-and-trade program

San Jose Mercury News -- California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement.

But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program.

The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot."

"Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue to the average Californian," said Mark Baldassare, president and
CEO of the PPIC.


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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:19:28 PM

drpepperTX suggests:

"Sadly the majority of Californians are oblivious to anything remotely fiscally sound."

Actually, its not the majority of Californians, its the tone-deaf state government.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:56:19 PM

Sadly the majority of Californians are oblivious to anything remotely fiscally sound. For example, recently a San Diego school District made a move being called a loan not even a subprime lender would make.

Poway Unified, borrowed $105 million over 40 years by selling a bond so unusual that the State of Michigan outlawed it years ago. Taxpayers in the area will end up with a nearly $1 billion bill, on the backs of future children.

gnusman53, our biggest HOPIUM addict, is from there and likely agrees with this right?

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 8/11/2012 9:00:35 PM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 4:47:27 AM

is that a reflection on Californians?
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 3:57:59 PM

Thank you for posting.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 12:15:02 PM

By the way, if a person is on the "dole", welfare, SSI or drawing ANY subsistence from the State or Federal Government (make that TAXPAYER funded), should you be allowed to vote???? Would that be a "conflict of interest"?
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 12:14:31 PM

So! Those Liberal SOBs have created "cloud money" (Cap & Trade Points), which is going to bite ALL Californians in the but! I guess that is one way to "print" your own money like Bernake does! I sure hope all these environuts STAY in California, and don't infest the rest of the USA! But, as Sergeant Schultz would say for uninformed Californians who keep electing the same old liberal politicians, "I know nothing, Herr Commandant"!
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 10:57:01 AM

That figures
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 4:45:45 AM

Most people don't understand cap and trade and I don't either. Pass the law before anyone knows what it is or what it does and it may make money for the state. Just don't let other states get wind of this or they may do it too.
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12/22/2012
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 12:20:07 AM

I bet they can't name the state capitol either.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:31:33 PM

WHAT?
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10k
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:28:14 PM

they may not know what cap-and-trade is, but every movie producer and movie star knows enough to tell you to vote for the terrorist though..

and about all those poor little starving children in ethopia ??-instead of conning the public about them, why don't they pay $1/day to feed a starving youngin'..better still, why not over here ??..oops-i got off-topic..my bad..
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:23:29 PM

BS
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:18:01 PM

I used to have an opinion about this but I forgot what it was.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:15:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:15:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:13:34 PM

No wonder businesses are leaving California in droves.
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What do you expect from illegals
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:25 PM

but ask about a movie ................
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:13 PM

if you pollute you can buy credits from a company that doesnt and mathematically its supposed to offset each other but in the real world it DOESNT!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:09 PM

Ok
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:07 PM

the consumer has to bend over and prepare
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:08:39 PM

doesn't interest me...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:07:26 PM

Just a government and Goldman Sachs scam.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:06:29 PM

no duh.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:05:55 PM

Huh, really
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:05:10 PM

As a (GB's) I know 100% about crap-and-poop!;-( In California I'm known as to go to guy on this issue!!!

[Edited by: Lou08 at 8/4/2012 12:12:16 AM EST]
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shhhhhhhhhh its all behind closed doors
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:03:45 PM

They had to pass it so you could find out what was in it
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:03:23 PM

The majority of people would know more if they watched Fox less.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:02:44 PM

It's Californis, what would you expect?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:01:27 PM

Our government messing in our daily lives.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:59:23 PM

not surprised.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:59:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:58:05 PM

What a surprise.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:54:21 PM

I think if you live in California you better be brushing up on what is going on it your state. It might be wise to learn more about the cap and trade program.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:52:36 PM

Wouldn't expect it from any other state but CA.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:51:01 PM

of course all of the money went into the bill, not promoting it1, happens all the time
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:48:38 PM

The average Californian is obviously clueless, apparently that is why they keep voting for the same politicians that have put them in debt. I don't care as long as the rest of us don't have to bail them out.
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:45:02 PM

Enjoy the new and improved prices California.

We have some tree huggers in B.C. in Canada as well. They are quite upset about gas prices with the green tax put on as well for them. Yet they insisted on it not too long ago.

Oh well.

[Edited by: knot2swift at 8/3/2012 11:45:52 PM EST]
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Smoke and mirrors, magic with numbers with the taxpayer paying in the end.
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Do they care?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:34:23 PM

I'm with them... Majority definitely rules
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:32:42 PM

interesting
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opps, good to live in Florida :)
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?
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ok
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That's why the idiots are broke!!
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“The myth of global warming cost Americans thousands.”

Oh my oh my. How deep in the sand some heads are. Recent news that the Greenland ice sheet has melted more and faster than ever before and this person actually thinks it is not real?!!!
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A total BS program to stick it to tax payers
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