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Victims of 'Amazon Tax' Cry Out

Victims of 'Amazon Tax' Cry Out
July 1, 2011 By admin. Note: If you were fired as an Amazon affiliate, please email me your story to be included in a future article: [email protected] JULY 1, 2011 By JOHN SEILER "I was fired today," my friend Gary Metz wrote me just after Amazon.com notified him on Thursday of the action. Amazon fired him right after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the new "Amazon tax," as it was widely referred ...

Cap and Trade Shootout Looms

July 1, 2011 By admin. JULY 1, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Proposition 23 lives. On the ballot last November, it would have suspended AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, until state unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent for a year. Currently, state unemployment is 11.7 percent. AB 32 mandates a 25 percent reduction of greenhouse gases in California by 2020, as well as a complex new Cap and Trade sche...

Brown Signs Punitive Amazon Tax

June 30, 2011 By admin. (This is an updated Washington Examiner story from June 29.) JUNE 30, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With the California legislature having just passed a flawed budget full of accounting tricks, budget gimmicks and money grabs, one area of small business is about to be taxed right out of business -- just so that the state can fill a budget hole instead of making necessary and substantive cuts. ...

Pension Iceberg Will Sink State Budget

June 30, 2011 By admin. JUNE 30, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Imagine you’re a passenger on the ill-fated RMS Titanic luxury liner on its 1912 maiden voyage. But the Titanic had no warning of an iceberg lurking below the ocean surface -- unlike the Pirate Ship California that can detect with modern sonar a huge iceberg of pension debt looming ahead that could sink the state government. And imagine that you’ve ...
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