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El Monte might tax fat kids 24

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

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Gov. Brown’s budget deficit: mandate or tax? 11

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

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Govt. Stockholm Syndrome Strikes 2

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 and have positive feelings towards their

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Internet Tax Would Kill Businesses 1

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

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Who's Drinking the Budget Kool-Aid? 0

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

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CPUC Floats $3.4 Billion Green Water Tax 3

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

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