Posts Tagged ‘Steven Greenhut’

How to fix California

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

June 2, 2013 By John Seiler Our friend Steven Greenhut has co-written, with William Osborne of the U-T San Diego, a prescription for fixing California. A couple of paragraphs: "California, the ninth-largest economy in the world, is a profoundly troubled state. It remains badly broken in many fund...

No, CA not thriving: Double-whammy from U-T San Diego

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

June 2, 2013 By Chris Reed The newly in-vogue theory in the national media and in the particularly stupid wings of the California media is that the Golden State's recent revenue surge suggests Sacramento has gotten on the right track and surmounted all its vast dysfunction, incoherence and incompe...

IRS: the heart of big government

Monday, May 27th, 2013

May 27, 2013 By Steven Greenhut It’s hard to believe, but the current tax scandal will eventually fade away just as all Washington, D.C. scandals run their course. It’s easier to believe that the IRS will remain a loathsome and abusive agency, subject perhaps to some reforms and personnel chan...

Freedom safer than regulations

Monday, May 13th, 2013

May 13, 103 By Steven Greenhut California and Texas officials have been having an ongoing tit-for-tat over which of the nation’s two mega-states is the better place to live and do business -- something that has become a proxy issue for the broader philosophical debate over the proper size and sc...

Fletcher skeptics vindicated a thousand-fold

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

May 7, 2013 By Chris Reed For years, Cal Watchdog founder and now regular CWD contributor Steven Greenhut has depicted media favorite Nathan Fletcher, a one-time Republican assemblyman from San Diego, as a phony and a turncoat waiting to happen. Boy, was Steve right. Over the weekend, the guy wh...

Homeless bill hurts more than helps

Monday, May 6th, 2013

May 6, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- The Homeless Bill of Rights, the name applied to a bill that recently soared through the California Assembly's Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote, is the latest in a long line of legislation that has grabbed national attention for its sheer outlandishnes...

Senate pushing nutty new school-finance scheme

Monday, April 29th, 2013

April 29, 2013 By John Seiler The state supposedly "balanced" its budget only with the Prop. 30 tax increase. Three California cities declared bankruptcy last year. Businesses keep streaming out to greener pastures. So what does the California Legislature do? Road trip! Steven Greenhut writes in ...

Green cars burn taxpayer green

Monday, April 29th, 2013

April 29, 2013 By Steven Greenhut We're used to political races revolving around pointless slogans, but sometimes an important race focuses the public's attention on a meaningful and relevant issue. For instance, the Virginia governorship may hinge on voters' increasing distaste for insider-enrich...

Perks pose risk to all of us

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

April 22, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- The horrific Boston bombings have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy to argue for halting the slight sequester-mandated cuts in federal spending growth. Never m...

Water plan threatens taxpayers, environment

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

April 14, 2013 By Steven Greenhut In Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” a priest recalls the words of a man who confessed: “The more I love mankind in general, the less I love people in particular.” We can all think of people like that --- folks of varied political persuasions who ra...