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New Light Gov. Abel Maldonado is proving to be as amusing as I hoped he would be. Having provided the key vote to the record $13 billion 2009 tax increase that has slammed California’s economy, unemploying tens of thousands, he naturally used his inaugural address to talk about jobs:
Immediately following my swearing-in this afternoon as California’s 47th Lieutenant Governor, I convened a meeting with regional economic development leaders statewide to let them know how important it is that their needs are met and to communicate that spurring jobs, and creating a prepared, skilled work force are my highest priorities.… Read moreRead More
Big surprise: A liberal-leaning think tank releases a study showing that Californians want more government spending on public education. As the Public Policy Institute of California explains in a newly released study, “As California once again confronts a multibillion dollar budget deficit, concern has grown considerably among the state’s residents about the consequences of spending cuts on kindergarten through 12th grade education, according to an annual survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.… Read moreRead More
APRIL 29, 2010
By JT LONG
An uneasy partnership that includes local police and sheriff officers in enforcement of immigration laws, may not be working as planned, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. According to the March 2010 report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not institute controls to promote effective program operations or address related risks, leading to concerns about civil rights and civil liberties.… Read moreRead More
Despite his environmental hysteria, Al Gore long has had one of the biggest “carbon footprints” of any mammal on the planet. A “carbon footprint” is how much carbon your existence spews into the environment.
Gore already owned a massive, 20-room, eight-bedroom mansion. Bloomberg Business Week reported: “In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.”
Now, Gore just bought another massive mansion, this time in Montecito, with a great view of the Pacific Ocean:
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.… Read moreRead More
… and was, apparently, a big fan of Small Business Administration affirmative action. Check out this speech from 2003. It’s funny watching these liberal wealthy Republicans (Carly Fiorina, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman, for instance) all of sudden discover their inner conservatism now that they seek higher office and need to court dominant conservatives in the GOP primary. A friend of mine heard Fiorina give a speech in her heyday — before she nearly destroyed Hewlett-Packard — and he told me he was shocked by her “I am woman, hear me roar” approach.… Read moreRead More
A new study ranks Taxifornia No. 3 among the 50 states in taxes. First is New Taxersey. Second is Taxesota.
Taxifornia jumped from fourth place to third place.Read More