State Pushing Sub-Prime Energy Home Loans 13

May 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Wasn’t the sub-prime disaster of the last decade bad enough? From 2003 to 2007, it was likely the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) helping unqualified low-income renters fill out sub-prime home

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How many ways can voters say ‘no’ to tax hikes? 39

May 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California city which has been trying to force a new professional sports arena on its tapped-out taxpayers is now asking for a sales-tax increase. But even more egregious than the tax increase push

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Jerry Brown’s deficit teeter-totter game 37

May 23, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Imagine a teeter-totter with a chubby boy on one end and a thin boy on the other.  The teeter-totter can be balanced either by two chubby boys or two thin boys.  It can be

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Hollywood seeks more taxpayer subsidies 0

May 23, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Film Commission is holding a lottery next week for filmmakers and television producers. The lucky winners will share $100 million worth of taxpayer subsidies. It’s part of the state’s three-year-old Film and

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Cap & Trade will socialize your power bill 13

May 22, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The mere mention of the words Cap and Trade in California and people just tune out because it sounds too complicated to understand.   While it is complicated, it is nevertheless understandable. What we’re learning

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Assembly catfight over guns 29

May 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes Retribution in politics isn’t unusual. Every year we witness members of the Legislature receiving punishment from party leadership, often followed by banishment to a tiny office and committee assignments taken away. That’s the prerogative

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State may consider taxing services 0

May 22, 2012 By Dave Roberts Hold on to your wallet — Sacramento may be hatching yet another way to reach into your pocket: a state sales tax on services. Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, has authored AB 1963,

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American Dream Goin’ South

May 22, 2012 By John Seiler People naturally move from depressed countries to thriving countries. That’s especially true when travel between the two countries is easy, as it is between the United States and Mexico. Because so many Mexicans have

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Scott Baugh’s Continuing Hypocrisy 0

May 21, 2012 By Steven Greenhut If you wonder why the GOP is having such hard times, one need only look at the goings-on in Orange County, where Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh is pulling out all the stops to

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More liberal prattle: “We’re all one” 10

May 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes Too much liberal drivel in today’s newspapers passes for news as well as journalism. Gone is most of the hard news, replaced by front page human-interest stories and social welfare issues. This prattle is

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