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‘Anti-tax Demagogues’ Smashing CA? 12

John Seiler: Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton is worth reading because he’s almost always wrong. His latest column blames “anti-tax demagogues” for California’s disastrous condition. How about, instead, a string of incompetent governors who refused to discipline the Legislature’s

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Skelton: Tax, Tax, Tax, Tax, Tax 0

John Seiler: In his column on the budget disaster, L.A. Times columnist George Skelton continues with his perpetual mantra: tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax,

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Skelton Needs Remedial Math 0

John Seiler: Sometimes I just shake my head. L.A. Times California columnist George Skelton writes today: Let’s be clear: State employee pensions are not to blame for Sacramento’s budget deficit. Not by any math. Down the road, the current state

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Will Brown Hike Taxes w/o Election? 4

MARCH 28, 2011 By JOHN SEILER If you watch politics long enough, you see everything. The latest is progressives acting like conservatives on the state budget deficit and the liberals’ desire to raise taxes $12 billion. Last week a PPIC

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GOP Finally Gets Budget Action 1

MARCH 26, 2011 By JOHN SEILER There are a lot of problems with the list of budget demands Republicans proposed, such as retaining redevelopment. (The full list is here.) But at least they’re finally getting a rise out of Democrats.

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Suicidal California Amazon Tax 0

March 24, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Sometimes I wonder if the politicians, special interests and most media in California have a suicide pact among themselves — with 37 million Californians forced to go along. It’s an updated version of the

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So What's Not to Like? 0

John Seiler: If Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $12 billion tax increase isn’t put before voters, and approved by them, columnist George Skelton warns the state will be afflicted with: shorter school years, even higher tuition, elimination of state welfare, crippling

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"Tax haters" 0

John Seiler: George Skelton’s tax obsession is in fine form in today’s column in the equally tax-obsessed L.A. Times. Skelton writes against “tax haters” who “acted out of knee-jerk ideology” in opposing the tax increase voters rejected in 2009. The

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