The Weekly Standard: ‘A Taxing Proposition’

Oct. 20, 2012

Katy Grimes: The Weekly Standard just published a very good article about the taxing propositions in California this election, and what the repercussions might be should any of the measures pass.

I was was quoted in the story, as was CalWatchdog editor Steven Greenhut, and CalWatchdog contributor and author of Crazifornia, Laer Pearce:

“Rather than enacting real, structural reforms that might keep California from imploding, the state’s Democrats are out stumping for Proposition 30, a “temporary” tax increase,” Kate Havard wrote in the new Weekly Standard story. “Brown calls it a ‘millionaires’ tax,’ but it would affect anyone making over $250,000 per year. It would also increase the sales tax for all.”

“What kind of governor would threaten cutting 14 days from the school year if his tax increases don’t pass, and then do this?” asks Katy Grimes, a reporter for A governor who favors big labor, that’s who. The light rail is a ‘union labor jobs bill,’ Grimes says, a “dream” for unions, but a “nightmare” for taxpayers.”

“‘California is a wonderful state mismanaged by lunatics,’ declares Steven Greenhut, vice president of journalism for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Anyone who examines California’s economy ought to agree.

Read A Taxing PropositionWill voters soak themselves?

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