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01-22-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Now it has turned political:

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/califor...s-seattle-nba/

California state Senate President Pro Tem*Darrell Steinburg isn’t happy about that — not one bit.
He’s so angry that the 53-year-old*addressed a letter to California Department of General Services director Fred Klass asking why Microsoft and Ballmer are “engaging in activities which are clearly measurably detrimental to our State’s job and revenue base —*not to mention use profits earned through business with our State to appropriate a California-based asset.”
Yep, the sparks are a-flyin’. Steinburg, a former Sacramento City Council member who was heavily involved in keeping the Kings in Sacramento two years ago, also asks Klass to provide several bits of information relating to how much money Redmond-based Microsoft has earned from the State of California over the past decade.
So I guess Ballmer is not allowed to spend money anywhere in the world where he made profits. I am pretty sure he can say he is only using those profits he earned from other states/countries but not Callifornia.

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