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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...

Right and left attack Prop. 31 budget reform

October 20, 2012 By admin. Oct. 20, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s governing process is broken. Just some of the maladies afflicting Sacramento: Perennial billion-dollar budget deficits. Endless tax hike demands. Hyper-partisan legislation and bickering. All-day and late-night sessions in which barely read gut-and-amend bills are rushed through on party line votes. And the perception that unions are actuall...

Climate alarmists hate good news

October 19, 2012 By Joseph Perkins. Oct. 19, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Two new pieces of climate change data caught my attention this week. One, from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (nope, I’d never heard of it before either), indicates that Antarctica is now surrounded by the greatest area of sea ice ever recorded in the region -- some 7.5 million square miles worth, according to satellite data. The other, j...
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