Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

NEW: Newsom reluctant to debate Nehring

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is crusing to re-election victory on Gov. Jerry Brown's coattails and the general strength of the California Democratic Party. Yet he is reluctant to debate his Republican opponent, former GOP state Chairman Ron Nehring. The Bee reported: Nehring, in only-somewhat tongue-in-ch...

President Jerry Brown?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

I think there's a high chance Gov. Jerry Brown will run for president in 2016. He tried three times already, so you know he has "fire in the belly." After November, he likely will be coming off an unprecedented election victory for his fourth four-year term as governor. His campaign message -- Ca...

Laffer explains why people flee CA

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Laffer chart 2

Dr. Arthur Laffer helped design the Proposition 13 tax cuts in California in 1978, which undergird what little prosperity California still has; and President Reagan's 1981-83 tax cuts, which provided 25 years of prosperity, with two minor recessions (because the government ignored Laffer's advice), ...

Who’s to blame?

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Rush Limbaugh

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn't we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the Bushes, McCain and Romney? More than 50 years ago, JFK used ...

Santa Ana considers taxing … free Skype calls! Oh, the insanity

Friday, April 18th, 2014
skype

California is known as the world leader in lots of things -- pop culture, technology and wacky lifestyles. Now the Santa Ana City Council is helping the Golden State be seen as the world leader in Maniacally Stupid, Excessive Taxation. This is from the Voice of OC: "The Santa Ana City Council Tues...

Reagan grace vs. Clinton revenge

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The news is filled stories on the vindictive nature of Bill And Hillary Clinton. The Daily Mail reported: A new book alleges that former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary have compiled a so-called "enemies list" of fellow Democrats who didn't endorse Hillary in the 2008 presidential primary, ...

Nothing can change the shape of President Jerry Brown

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Man of the Year 1966

Gov. Jerry Brown isn't ruling out a 2016 presidential run. I well remember his first presidential bid, way back in 1976 when he was a young governor of 38 and I was a younger political writer of 21 on my college newspaper, the Hillsdale Collegian. We've come a long way together, Jerry and I. I...

Middle class can’t afford CA

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
california coastal commission

Politicians of both parties like to boast how they work for the "middle class." Well, there isn't much of a middle class left in California, at least along the coastal areas. According to data provided by Trulia, the three least affordable areas in America are San Francisco, where just 14 percent...

Incomes down for 5th consecutive year

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Outlays vs Revenues Since 1930(1)

A new report confirms a theme we've advanced here at CalWatchDog.com: There has been no economic "recovery." From the Financial Times: "The typical American family now earns less in real terms than in 1989 after household incomes fell for the fifth consecutive year, highlighting how the sluggi...

Hypocritical liberals party at men-only Bohemian Club

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Conspiracy theorists have a field day with the annual July meeting of the elite Bohemian Grove semi-secret society. This year's frolicking just began at the group's Russian River camp. But what I find fascinating is how elite liberals attend it even though it bans women. Hillary Clinton, Ja...