Posts Tagged ‘tax’

El Monte might tax fat kids

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012 By John Seiler In the great Clint Eastwood Western "The Outlaw Josie Wales," the Yankee Terrill says, "Doin' right ain't got no end." So it is with busybodies everywhere. They just won't leave us alone. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy just sent out a press release...

Gov. Brown’s budget deficit: mandate or tax?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

July 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The entire country has been focused on the recent Supreme Court redefinition of the Obamacare individual “mandate” to buy health insurance as a “tax.” Obamacare has been redefined to ObamaTAX. The power to define or redefine is the power to reform. Here in C...

Govt. Stockholm Syndrome Strikes

Friday, July 1st, 2011

John Seiler: You've probably heard of Stockholm Syndrome, where hostage victims end up identifying with the hostage takers. Here's Wikipedia's definition: In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychologicalphenomenon wherein hostages express empathy an...

Internet Tax Would Kill Businesses

Monday, May 9th, 2011

John Seiler: I've been writing about the suicidal idea for California to tax Internet sales. In a comment to that post, a small business operator wrote how it would kill his business, and others like it. I thought it worth reprinting here on the blog. This shows what's really going on in California...

Who's Drinking the Budget Kool-Aid?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

John Seiler: Some budget action might take place today. But who knows. Meanwhile, government apologist Peter Schrag charges that Republicans, "having swallowed Grover Norquist's no-new-taxes Kool-Aid, and intimidated by a couple of Southern California radio talkers, would try to block any version ...

CPUC Floats $3.4 Billion Green Water Tax

Friday, March 4th, 2011

MARCH 4, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI Call it the Green Water Tax. It's a proposal advanced in a White Paper on the Web site of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to impose a $3.4 billion surcharge on the energy-related costs to pump and treat water. The new surcharge -- effectively a ta...