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‘Reforms’ will raise California taxes 0

June 18, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — God help California from its current crop of wealthy “moderates” who believe that the only thing that will save our state is a dose of higher taxes. They continue to embrace electoral

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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Stop Maldo! 0

John Seiler: Let the cry go up across the land: Stop Maldonado! Taxpayer traitor Abel Maldonado now is running for U.S. Congress. It was just two years ago that, as a state senator, he sold taxpayers down the river by

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Arnold Rewards Tax Traitors 2

John Seiler: In California, no bad deed by a politician goes unrewarded. Gov. Arnold “Taxpayer Terminator” Schowarzenegger got six Republicans in the Legislature to sell out their “no new taxes” pledges, betray taxpayers, and vote for his record $13 billion

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So much for moderate Republicans 2

John Seiler: A computer couldn’t come up with a candidate more moderate Republican than Meg Whitman. And she’s rich and willing to spend $160 million, too. Her computer-date running mate, Abel Maldonado, also was a poster-boy for Republican moderation. So

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Traitorous tax increasers lose 0

John Seiler: One good result from the election. Traitorous tax increasers Abel Maldonado and Mike Villines lost their statewide races, respectively for lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner. Both Republicans betrayed the taxpayers they had pledged to protect when they signed

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England vs. Maldonado 0

John Seiler: Conservative activist Karen England is running a write-in campaign against Abel “Arnold’s Chauffeur” Maldonado for the Lt. Gov.’s seat. In this year of the maverick, anything is possible. Maybe she could win. At a minimum, she could dump

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Just one question 0

If the Governor, Assembly and Senate can’t agree on whether Sen. Abel Maldonado has actually been confirmed to be our state’s lieutenant governor — our state’s most useless public office — and may, in fact, just toss the whole thing

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UPDATED! Maldonado rejected! 0

Well, maybe. The vote on his appointment as lieutenant governor was 36-34 in the Assembly, which is five votes shy of the 41-vote majority needed for confirmation. That’s what Capitol Weekly is reporting here, though there’s apparently been some sort

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Adams: hero in his own mind 0

During the Assembly floor debate prior to the vote on whether to confirm Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor, Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams — the tax-raising Republican who faced a possible recall and later announced that he will not seek re-election

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