Posts Tagged ‘Taxes’

Video: Would a flat tax make CA’s comeback last?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Would a flat tax make CA’s comeback last? editor-in-chief Brian Calle discusses the California economic comeback with writer Stephen Moore.

CA imposes taxes near highest in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

If Tax Day 2014 had you feeling down, consider how much less you would have paid in another state. According to a report on state and local tax rates published by WalletHub, California has the second-highest local and state tax burden in the country. The average resident of the Golden State, acco...

Tax rathole

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
taxes, rat hole, mcKee, Cagle, April 15, 2014

Tax Day lamentations

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Tax Day lamentations

Today is government workers' favorite day, the ultimate pilfering of taxpayers to pay for all the lavish public-employee pay, perks and pensions. It's the Day of Reckoning for the rest of us. Pay up or go to prison. Give our 50th Anniversary celebration of the Beatles coming to America, time f...

Subsidize opera?

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Subsidize opera?

I think everything should be privatized. But as the April 15 Day of Tax Doom approaches, if I'm going to be taxed to death, it might as well be for something useful, such as opera. The San Diego Opera is in trouble over some problem with government grants. I say: Just forget about it. And give th...

Puerto Rico experiments with tax cuts

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Puerto rico

California is experimenting with high taxes. Seventeen months after voters passed Proposition 30, which raised taxes $7 billion a year, California's unemployment rate remains high at 8 percent, fourth worst in the country. While the government got the taxes to fund 4.5 percent raises for state gover...

Californians: Government is a ripoff

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I've been wondering when most people would figure out that government is nothing but a ripoff, with the swag going to billionaire crony capitalists and highly paid public "servants." As the dreaded April 15 approaches, when government gets serious about the thumb screws and water torture to get our ...

A modest proposal on political scandals

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Scandal tv logo

Here's a modest proposal on political scandals. When a politician is indicted, then taxes are reduced equivalent to his proportional representation of the people. The reasoning is this: He was corrupt, therefore he wasted tax dollars. So citizens shouldn't have to pay any more for his corrupt act...

CA Dems back tax cut

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Hollywood sign, wikimedia

Will wonders never cease? Three years ago, Democrats in the Legislature were upset when Republicans denied them the two-thirds votes needed in the Assembly and Senate to put a tax increase on the ballot. Led by Gov. Jerry Brown, they then gathered signatures to put on the Nov. 2012 ballot Propositio...

CA suffers 2nd highest taxes; 2X liberal Wash State

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Wallet Hub rankings

A new study by found California suffers the second highest state and local taxes of any state, after only New York. And California taxes, averaging $9,509 per family, are 2.4 times as high as even liberal Washington State; and a stunning four times as much as Wyoming. In the chart, ...