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Tri-Valley Women’s March sees hundreds take the streets of downtown Pleasanton

Hundreds march and attend rally in support of equality, inclusion

From left, Lily Mobraaten, Lylah Schmedel, Angela Vasquez and Alisha Shaik, were among the youth leaders at Pleasanton's Tri-Valley Women’s March, held Saturday. (photo courtesy Andrew Shotland)

On the second anniversary of the 2017 international Women’s March, hundreds of Tri-Valley residents gathered in Pleasanton to participate in the city’s first Women’s March, celebrating diversity, inclusion and the success of women locally and nationally.

Joining numerous other women’s marches throughout the country on Saturday, approximately 800 residents gathered at Amador Valley High School for the rally -- which took marchers through much of downtown Pleasanton -- to celebrate the many accomplishments for women over the past two years, while still acknowledging that the country has a long way to go in terms of achieving total equality and inclusion.

“What a great year 2018 was. We did that together. Every phone call we made, every door we knocked, every text we sent... we were the change we needed to be in this country,” Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) said at a rally that preceded the march. “It was great to watch it all come together, but as we look towards 2020, I want to urge you to continue to march, to continue to speak, to continue to fight, for all of our values … When we vote our values we win.”

At the rally, a series of speakers acknowledged the trials of women nationally and locally, but did not neglect the many hard-earned achievement made by women in a relatively short amount of time.

After the Nov. 6 election, women currently make up nearly a quarter of the 116th Congress voting membership, the highest percentage in U.S. history, according to the Pew Research Center. That's approximately a 5% uptick from 2016 figures.

Even regionally, women have taken a larger role in civic governance winning a plethora of elections throughout the East Bay, said Kyoko Takayama, event organizer and OFA East Bay Central representative.

“Even in the Tri-Valley we have had more women in the city councils and local government (than ever before) and we are pushing that to be continued. It's a sign ‘OK we got this we can do this even better,’” Takayama said.

“We are trying to be more inclusive and diverse, which is a little more difficult because the minority community may not be coming out, but that's kind of what we are aiming for. We have diverse speakers (and) we hope that will be reflected with the marchers,” Takayama added prior to the event.

Public speakers at the rally boasted a cast of women from across the Tri-Valley who looked to exemplify the mission to promote diversity and inclusion.

“We will not be silent because we know that our own liberation is tied to the liberation of all others and that no one is truly free while another person remains oppressed,” said speaker Jessica Trubowitch, the public policy and community building director for the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Another speaker was Angela Vasquez, Las Positas College Inter Students Club chair, who spoke from her experiences as a self described dreamer and advocated for the support of undocumented students.

“My ultimate goal is to ensure that I have a voice for undocumented students all around campus because I’ve felt alone at some point... and I want to make sure that nobody else at Las Positas College thinks that they are alone just because of their status,” she said. “No person should ever feel like an outcast just because of where they came from.”

Other speakers featured at the rally included:

*Libby Galt -- Co-founder, Tri-Valley Women’s March Action Group.

* Mary Puthoff -- Lakota Tribe representing the local Ohlone, Yokuts and Miwok people.

* Alisha Shaik -- Women’s March Youth Empower 2019 Cohort, Las Positas College student and the rally’s emcee.

*Christine Dillman -- Sexual assault and counseling services director, Tri-Valley Haven.

* Marsha McInnis -- Co-founder, National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI Tri-Valley.

* Lylah Schmedel -- Las Positas Student Gov. president., Black Student Union representative.

The event had a variety of sponsors and organizations come together to make the march a reality including the Tri-Valley Women’s March Action Group, Livermore Indivisible, Students for Social Change and OFA East Bay Central.

During the march, organizers also promoted the Women’s Expo being held in front of the Amador football field, where a series of stands were placed providing women with resources and information on how to get involved politically.

The Tri-Valley Women's March also stressed the importance of including a younger generation of women in the process as early as possible. Ensuring just that, organizers were aided greatly by the efforts of Foothill High freshman Lily Mobraaten, who led the event's social media accounts and engaged in public outreach.

“There are so many important stories to be heard from people of different cultures and backgrounds and I really want people to unite because we are stronger together,” said Mobraaten, who also represents the youth advocacy group Students for Social Change.

“I think it's really important to get more youth involved. It's our future and I want us to get involved early so we can start making change and learning,” she continued, adding that she was very impressed with the number of her peers participating in the march.

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48 people like this
Posted by Greg W.
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm

It was great seeing some major political and social activism happening in Ptown. The marchers got a big thumbs up and solidarity-car honk from me as I passed them on First Ave!


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Posted by Joyce C.W.
a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:22 am

While I applaud these ladies for getting out to voice their solidarity, I would have a much higher regard if they were honest in their real intent & focus and just call themselves "Never Trumper Gals" In speaking with two "lovely" slightly angry young ladies all I was spewed with was a foul mouthed barrage of obscenities & personal assaults on "selling out to toxic masculinity"

I weep for the youth...


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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

I am truly concerned for my Country and my grandchildren. I am a woman but I have never agreed to what is being spewed out there. I don’t hear any truly intelligent conversations going on, rather they are carrying on on how horrible Trump is (which I disagree), how they deserve free education (no you don’t, you choose the school and know the expenses before entering, really it’s all about them not getting their way.

I agree with Joyce.

We need these extreme liberals to quit tearing our Country down


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Posted by The kids are alright
a resident of California Reflections
on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:23 am

Don’t weep for the youth. They’re inherenting a mess that they didn’t make. And they’re taking action. Regardless of political leanings, how can anyone not be proud of them?


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Posted by Confident Female
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:30 am

While I completely agree that women need to stand up for ourselves, I am saddened by the nasty way it’s being done. Push for reproductive rights, without having to wear a silly hat or carry a crude poster. Say “no” to men who make you feel less than. Be without a man instead of settling. What happened to self responsibility? The next generation wants it all handed to them. Remind our children that we have to learn before we can rule. We messed up as parents when we went along with the “everyone’s a winner” garbage. Wake up, people! We are in charge of our community - not the numb-nuts that we’re somehow elected!


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Posted by a history of protest
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

"I am saddened by the nasty way it’s being done." As said in reaction to basically every push for rights ever. We glorify MLK today but he was a radical. He blocked bridges. John McCain, Orrin Hatch, and Chuck Grassley voted against making his birthday a holiday over 15 years after his death. Web Link

The cost of housing, healthcare, and education have soared while both median and intro wages for young people have stayed flat or gone down, our property taxes are higher because we haven't been protected by prop 13 for 20 years, and our social security will pay out less when we retire, but we want it "all handed to us?"

Please.


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Posted by Sane person
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Jan 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm


Good luck, America.


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Posted by I was there, were you?
a resident of Las Positas
on Jan 21, 2019 at 3:07 pm

To those saying it’s being done in a nasty way, we’re you there? No, you weren’t, because if you were, all you would have seen was respectfulness and solidarity. You also would have seen many many men. How can anyone be against advocating for policies that support women? You don’t think we have no more work to do, do you? If you think we have further to go but don’t like the way the message is being presented, then offer up something besides criticism. It’s easy to say something is wrong, what’s hard to saying how to make it better. Also, if you were there you would have seen many signs about many issues that impact women, not just signs denouncing trump.


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Posted by glad we left cali
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I wish there could be a conversation that allowed both sides to air their thoughts and reasons behind them. AND HAVE A CONVERSATION, I was so scared to discuss my views when we lived in ca for fear of what would happen to our kids. This is a large reason why I talked with my husband (a white male) and decided to move out of cali to help protect our white blonde son (who tested GATE in CA-not that that made a difference in Ptown) from the stereotyping him and discriminating against him and his sister due to their 50% heritage that they no part of. The other 50% heritage is Mexican but you wouldn't know it by their looks because part of our family came from Spain which has blonde and green eyed people. What is more toxic than "masculinity" is denying that the women's march is just as toxic, but viewed as OK. I know there will be trolls who scrutize my comments as you are just as toxic. It is time to have a conversation and not just assume all are in the same agreement as you. Ptown is changing quickly
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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm

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@"I was there, were you",

From what they typed above, they weren't there, but are just going by what they saw on right leaning commercial media outlets and websites. It is good to information, news, and editorial commentary from multiple sides on issues, but people seem to be increasing inclined to only look for things that make them feel comfortable in their opinions.

It is even better to see things with one's own eyes.

As to tearing down Trump, here's a good one coming from a conservative commentator.

Web Link

I agree completely. What an ignorant man.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm

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Glad you left Cali....Are you trying to start a conversation by calling your opponents "toxic"? That should work. Please find YOUR NEW local paper to express your views! Bye-bye!


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 4:46 pm

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@"glad..."

You said.

"Ptown is changing quickly"

To which I say -- Good. It can't happen fast enough!

As to protecting your "white blonde son", what kind of discrimination was he experiencing, and where did you go to avoid it?

As to the Tri-Valley women's march that you say is "toxic", where you visiting Pleasanton this weekend and decided to attend the march? What did you experience there that you thought was "toxic"?


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 21, 2019 at 5:04 pm

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"The cost of housing, healthcare, and education have soared while both median and intro wages for young people have stayed flat or gone down, our property taxes are higher because we haven't been protected by prop 13 for 20 years, and our social security will pay out less when we retire, but we want it "all handed to us?Please."

Young people were the ones flocking to candidates like Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama promoting big government/socialist style "free" programs (college, child care, health care, etc.) and "income equality" (class envy) via higher taxes on the rich/more regulations on businesses - so things would be "fair". None of these "progressive" policies will result in more higher paying jobs, lowering costs, or keeping more of what you earn.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 5:09 pm

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MichaelB, thank you for sharing FoxNoise's opinion, let us know when they will allow you to have your own. Unfortunately Fox's opinion is simply wrong, too many people are starting to see that.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm

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@MichaelB,

I'm missing the "small government" thing with 2 years of Republicans running the Congress and the White House and 750+ billion dollar deficits. I think it is time for Republicans to drop the "big government" criticism of Democrats if they can't do anything to control their own spending.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

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"MichaelB, thank you for sharing FoxNoise's opinion, let us know when they will allow you to have your own. Unfortunately Fox's opinion is simply wrong, too many people are starting to see that."

Unfortunately some people just want to bury their head in the sand/are still in denial. Anyone hearing Obama tell Joe the Plumber we needed to "spread the wealth around" in 2008 - and then blaming the "1%" for people being economically worse off should have known things were not going to turn out well.

Web Link

Web Link


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm

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We need to go back to the FDR days when the marginal tax rate was 94%. The rich were still rich and we got a few big projects done in this country which helped populate the west and make a lot more of this country habitable. And if you think that 94% applies to you....congratulations for having an income of more that 10 million/year. You'll be just fine.

I love these marches in our streets and can't wait for this young generation of women to take control of this country!!!

By the way, Joe the Plumber was unemployed at the time he spoke to Obama so the higher taxes would certainly not apply to him. Just another loser on govt assistance, aka Trump voter.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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"We need to go back to the FDR days when the marginal tax rate was 94%."

Why don't you lead by example and send 94% of your own income to the government? Or are you just one of those so called progressive people that want things to be provided for them for "free" - but have someone else earn the money to pay for them? Just what we do not need.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm

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"By the way, Joe the Plumber was unemployed at the time he spoke to Obama so the higher taxes would certainly not apply to him. Just another loser on govt assistance, aka Trump voter."

Joe the Plumber was not the one running for President and then revealing himself off camera as being out to lunch/unqualified about how our economy works and how jobs are created - and then subsequently performing poorly on the same issue while in office. Sorry, but you can't blame this one on "Fox News".


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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Congratulations on making over 10 mil/year Michael. You can argue all you want but you won't have a choice. Don't be late with the tax check.

Demand creates jobs. You have no idea what you're talking about just keep repeating all the tired 40 year-old Fox lies. By the way, did you know that Fox is owned by an Australian and an Arabian prince? They're the ones who taught you to hate Americans. Haha! Chew on that for a while!


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Posted by Sane person
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Jan 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

I hope these these ladies are aware the Women's March, at the national level, has been infiltrated by some of the most vile hateful vermin in our society. The ones that make Trump look like Mr. Rogers. Anti semites to the core..a viewpoint that is becoming increasingly accepted on the outer fringes of the Democratic party.

If the intersectionalists continue to gain influence on the American left, well,

Arrivederci America.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm

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Holy cow! "Sane"?? Hahaha!!!! Didn't your guy shoot up the synagogue two months ago? Crawl back under your rock and be with your tiki torch clown!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:03 pm

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Robert,
Go look up what the effective tax rate was for those who qualified for that highest bracket - it was effectively around 40% due to several loopholes. Additionally government trust was high (er) then and people actually got something in return for their taxes....besides supplemental bills for retirement funds.

Glad to see you made this thread about you instead of what it’s meant to call attention too - women uniting and celebrating a significant shift in thinking about what it means to be a woman in society/industry/business/home/etc. these are positive events, there will always be a vocal faction that focuses on politics over the event substance


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:07 pm

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I did praise the women, look again. I also did what I do best, making fools of right wing nut jobs who are taking cheap shots at the marchers.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm

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PP,
You and your right wing buddies on this website have a personal thing with me now. You wouldn't agree with me even if I said 1+1=2. I say "bring it on"!!


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:54 pm

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@PP,

Social Security and Medicare -- That's where the lion's share of federal tax dollars are going, and both are very popular. Trouble is that people are taking out a lot more than they put in, and it is only getting worse.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm

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They're short because only the first 132k is being taxed for those programs. It should be at least the first 250k.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Well Ladies, it looks as though toxic masculinity has hijacked this editorial about the Women’s March for a discussion about Trump, Liberals versus Conservatives, Fox News, and the taxation of the wealthy elite. This particular blog/comments section is extremely stupid and most of them are uniformed about these latest topics. But, I will digress, and to those that attended the Women’s March, how do you receive the position and rhetoric of the leadership supporting anti-Semitic views and statements? How does this organization hitch itself to Linda Sarsour?


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2019 at 5:14 am

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Haha! No worries ladies....Jake the Trumpeteer is here to save you.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:17 am

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@"glad...",

Are you still reading this thread? What kind of discrimination did your son get in Pleasanton? Where did you go to avoid it. How is it related to the women's march?


Finally, why did you put "11" at the bottom of your comment? Was that a mistake? Some kind of code?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

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@Jake,

Of course the anti-Semitism associated with the Washington DC March should be denounced.

This was a local march.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm

@glad we left cali

If you are glad you left, why are you still trolling the local paper?

You'd have to be insane NOT to be obsessed with California. It's simply the best place to live in the country. Even you can't pull yourself away.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:44 am

This article says it all. A must read, but liberals don’t want you to be informed or educated. They insure their survival by keeping you ignorant.

Web Link


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:09 am

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@"glad",

Where did you go?


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm

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"You have no idea what you're talking about just keep repeating all the tired 40 year-old Fox lies. By the way, did you know that Fox is owned by an Australian and an Arabian prince? They're the ones who taught you to hate Americans. Haha! Chew on that for a while!"

Back to "Fox News" again?

If you bothered paying attention you might learn something. Obama's "spread the wealth around" and "you didn't build that" economic plans resulted in one of the worst economic recoveries coming out of a recession. Keep making a fool out of yourself by claiming the "rich" paying more taxes/government trying to rig the results would have somehow made a difference.

It requires little or no thought to complain it's not "fair" that someone earns/has more than someone else. But some people have simply never grown up and hate individual accomplishments.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm

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Stock market more than doubled under Obama. Unemployment went from 10% to 5%. Recovery from the edge of the cliff where Bush jr took it was awesome. I made a ton of money, so did a whole lot of people I know.

So you think Jeff Bezos actually "earns" 250 millions/day? That's right, 250 million/day while his minimum wage employees urinate in bottles because they don't have time to go to the bathroom and sleep in tents and in cars because they can't afford a place to live. I live in a house said to be worth 1 mil. Bezos can afford to buy my whole neighborhood EVERY DAY, 250 houses, free and clear.....no loans. EVERY DAY!

That's the world we're living in. I'm not ok with that. If his employees were doing well I'd be ok with it. As it is, I say tax the heck out of Bezos and people like him!!!!! And even if we did, he'd still be crazy rich.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

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@MichaelB,

Republicans lost even more credibility when they bailed out AIG with $182 billion of tax payers money after AIG ran itself out of business in derivatives speculation. Speculators at AIG suffered no consequences and were even awarded for their failures.

Not exactly free market without government interference.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:12 pm

Robert,
Yes, Bezos does earn $250 million per day. He started with an online book store that has grown to disrupt every industry it touches. When you do that, yes, you earn what the market will pay you.
If you think the hourly warehouse employees are making decisions on the strategic investments the company makes, then youre right, they deserve more. But theyre not. But in addition to their hourly wage, benefits, etc they also get espp and stock.

Now its interesting you picked Bezos, definitely one of the most dominant in industry....kind of like a president in many ways. Now Bezos is continuing to pay and reward employees with stock as the company does well. Now Obama is surely going to cash in his post presidential years (as he should be allowed to), did he alone achieve that level of success and earn the rewards that are going to come as a result? Is he paying out "stock" to those that executed on decisions that got him to where he is? Seems politicians get to "retire" with a pretty nice campaign fund, book deals, speaking deals, etc. What of those that helped them get that level of achievement?


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm

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There are anti-trust laws still on the books going all the way back to the 1890s which, had they been enforced, would have prevented your "disrupter friend" from destroying every mom and pop shop. But they haven't been enforced since Reagan took office so now we have monopolies, duopolies, and monopsonies only, in just about every field. Little guy no longer has a chance and every small business is getting squeezed out of business or forced to sell out to the Big boys.

Predatory pricing, price fixing, etc are rampant and nobody is doing anything about it.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:08 pm

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Tax the H___ out of them!!!!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 23, 2019 at 10:05 pm

Robert,
Government is the only unchecked monopoly I can think of. Also, where is it written that preservation of "mom" and "pop" shops must continue unchanged, without adapting to industry and global changes. Look no further than automotive in the 80s. Union protectionism and ignorance to investments in quality at less expensive prices. But hey, if you want to continue to rattle off rhetoric, go for it.

By the way, those laws made it on the books because people shed blood for freedom from dictatorships and taxation without representation. Ask the taxpayers today if they feel they are happy with the application and use of their tax dollars, if they are getting value for that fee. How many houses have we built lately? How many new schools do we have? What's been the increase in tax revenue from home sales over the last 10 years - how many new roads do we have?

I was in Sacramento, the representatives their were talking about a revenue windfall and the need to spend it on new programs.....really? Starting new programs vs really shoring up those in existence that need refreshed or cancelled all together? They're addicts - spend today what you won't have tomorrow, we can always raise taxes, pass bonds, recover costs through rate payers..... Once we get the public hooked....


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

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@PP,

Many people are happy with Social Security and Medicare, and at the federal level that is where the bulk of tax dollars are spent.


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Posted by CA Takes Medicare Dollars?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2019 at 9:57 am

Hi BobB -

I think you are correct - most people are happy with Social Security and Medicare.

A few more years and I'll be able to sign up and get a good foundation for my retirement.

One thing that concerns me is CA talking about taking our Medicare dollars and spending them on a single payer systems for all of CA.

Curious what yours and other's thoughts are on this. I'm worried.....


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2019 at 6:39 pm

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PP,
"By the way, those laws made it on the books because people shed blood for freedom from dictatorships and taxation without representation."

What are you talking about??? Are you confusing 1890 with 1790? Get a better answer together if you want to stay in this conversation.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 25, 2019 at 9:24 am

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"Stock market more than doubled under Obama. Unemployment went from 10% to 5%. Recovery from the edge of the cliff where Bush jr took it was awesome. I made a ton of money, so did a whole lot of people I know."

More left wing babble. Obama had nothing to do with "fixing it". Economies eventually recover from recessions and the recovery should have been stronger. Strange how you now want to go back to the same spend/tax/regulate nonsense that didn't work to deliver economic growth.

I guess we just need more people unemployed and on food stamps to bring down the "rich" so you can feel good doing it. The "rich" already pay the bulk of the income tax burden already. So what does that say that you want them paying even more? Another apologist for the "you owe me" mentality.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 25, 2019 at 9:31 am

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"What are you talking about??? Are you confusing 1890 with 1790? Get a better answer together if you want to stay in this conversation."

People like you wanting to micromanage the economy while taking more from people who earn and giving to those who do not - and then calling it "prosperity". Get a better answer than income and wealth somehow being "rights", someone doing well is "stealing" from the poor, and that government always "knows" what is best.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2019 at 7:31 am

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I love how you "Like" your own comments MichaelB. Yes, I can tell. Haha!


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2019 at 7:33 am

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I can see your answers are influenced by the hunger in your belly because you didn't receive your food stamps from the govt shutdown.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2019 at 7:39 am

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Wait until you find out about "wealth tax", haha! Your head will spin completely off. But don't worry, it won't cost you a dime. Haha!!!


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm

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By the way, Ann Coulter is in favor of AOC's 70% marginal tax rate on the rich.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jan 27, 2019 at 9:48 am

Someplace the devil is smiling.


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Posted by Wondering??
a resident of California Reflections
on Jan 28, 2019 at 8:15 am

Now that the shutdown is over, will we be seeing less posts from Robert Adam now that he is back to work?

Oh wait - government worker - easy job - get to goof off because you can't be fired - guess he can still use work time to continue his posts.

And I'm wondering - aren't most of the government workers going to get back pay - they've just missed a couple of pay checks - so that means they get paid for sitting at home?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2019 at 10:39 am

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@wondering,

Are you posting from work?


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Posted by Workaholic
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

I'm at work BobB, are you?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2019 at 2:18 pm

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Please stick to one name.


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Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm

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I'm "Wondering?" how many dollars you got for your wall (aka monument to white supremacy)? Art of the deal.


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Posted by Workaholic
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm

First time I have posted BobB. Actually this is the second. Answer the question.
Did you post from work?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm

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How long is a piece of string?


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