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Michael Hiltzik ❤ Big Brother IRS

May 30, 2013 By John Seiler I often have criticized Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik for almost always favoring more government — more taxes, more spending, more controls. But I have to commend him for his recent column, “Showing

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Hiltzik mangles gun statistics

Feb. 18, 2013 By John Seiler In the Los Angeles Times’ continued attack on our gun rights, Michael Hiltzik writes: “Consider the most important statistic related to California’s gun laws. In 1981, before the most stringent rules were adopted, California’s

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Hiltzik ignores massive debt 10

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler Los Angeles Times business writer Michael Hiltzik is an excellent reporter. But when he gets to policy, his leftist perspective comes to the fore. That can be seen in today’s article on Paul Ryan’s

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Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Aug. 27, 2012 By John Seiler With a name like Lance-Arm-Strong, Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting the anti-doping charges against him. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just supposedly “stripped” him of his seven titles, although it’s not clear if they

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L.A. Times Attempting Suicide 22

Commentary MARCH 5, 2012 By JOHN SEILER Today the Los Angeles Times is charging for visiting its site online. This is a suicide attempt that will severely damage the paper. Its parent company, Tribune Co., long has been in bankruptcy,

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$594,976 Vac Pay for Gov. Worker 0

John Seiler: Incredible. Even after all that has been revealed about the immense government-worker pay, perks and pensions that have bankrupted California state and local governments, more shocking revelations keep coming up. This is from today’s L.A. Times: Reporting from

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L.A. Times Goes Tax Berserk 0

John Seiler: The L.A. Times’ tax obsession goes back decades. I remember back when George Deukmejian was governor (1982-1990), the Times was especially fanatical about increasing taxes. So one of the governor’s advisers sent the Times management an unofficial bill

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Car tax: Another call for boosting it 0

On Monday, I wrote a research piece on how the car tax cut in 2003 is not to  blame for California’s budget deficits. I cited a couple people blaming the cut for the deficits, and saying the old, high car

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