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The day after the election

October 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes. Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone's focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What happens if President Obama gets reelected and California passes all of the tax increase ballot measures, along with the 35 local sales...

Brown sends signal for teachers to openly proselytize for Prop. 30

October 22, 2012 By admin. Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown's weekend call for teachers to go all out for Prop. 30 and his agenda in the remaining two weeks before the election needs to be seen in the context of all the different ways school employees have illegally used taxpayer resources to promote ballot measures in California. FPPC regulations built off unequivocal California Supreme Court decis...

How to destroy an economy and waste tax dollars: Vote Yes on Props. 30 and 38

October 22, 2012 By admin. Oct. 22, 2012 By Mark Landsbaum If you wanted to destroy an economy, what would be a good way to go about it? You might take money from those who earn it. Can there be a more perverse disincentive than to take money from people on a progressive scale, such as California’s stair-stepped income tax rates? The more one earns, not only more is taken, but proportionately more. At some po...

Pay soars in the public sector

October 21, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Oct. 21, 2012 By Steven Greenhut STOCKTON -- Workers for the city of Stockton who attended the unveiling Wednesday night of a new report detailing trends in public-employee compensation in California complained about cuts in their compensation packages that are causing hardship for them and their city. But the report, prepared on behalf of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation and re...
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