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Tax increases force me to cut spending 13

Feb. 13, 2013 By John Seiler In State of the Union address yesterday evening, President Obama said, “Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line.”

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Are higher taxes killing CA tax collection? 30

Feb. 11, 2013 By Chriss Street In January, California state tax collection beat Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget projections by $4.3 billion, or 39.1 percent.  The out-performance was due to two expected one-time events that took place: $1 billion in

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Despite Prop. 30, CA revenues likely to miss the mark – again 13

Feb. 4, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana Will Gov. Jerry Brown get all the revenue increases he wants from Proposition 30, which voters passed last November? Brown recently said in an interview with Jeremy Hobson of Marketplace Morning Report that Prop.

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California a model for other states? 5

Feb. 3, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — California’s modern-day progressive Democrats keep crowing about the huge success they’ve had in taming the state’s budget deficit, thanks to Proposition 30‘s tax increases and other “reforms,” and now are championing the

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How CA GOP can have fun with the budget, Democrats 4

Jan. 31, 2013 By John Seiler I keep giving Republicans ideas so they can have some fun with Democrats. So far, the GOP remains about as fun-loving as teetotaler at a Sonora wine-tasting party. But here’s an idea. Proposition 30

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Phil Mickelson’s net state income tax increase: 83.6%!!!!! 4

Jan. 30, 2013 By Chris Reed Richard Rider, the dean of the small-government/low-tax movement in San Diego County, has come up with some stunning number-crunching on his blog: “Here’s the fact that EVERYONE (including me) initially undervalued concerning [Rancho Santa

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California, the union state 13

Jan. 27, 2013 By Joseph Perkins  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week that the national union membership rate (the percentage of wage and salary workers who are members of a union) fell to 11.3 last year from

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DeVore: Numbers show Arnold’s tax increase cost jobs 2

Jan. 25, 2013 By John Seiler Remember how, in the Proposition 30 campaign, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted the massive tax increases wouldn’t chase rich folks out of California? Former California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who recently moved to Texas, has the

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Court: Putting Prop. 30 on top of ballot illegal 9

Jan. 23, 2013 By Katy Grimes Anyone who still believes that there isn’t monkey business in politics needs only to look at the most recent election and a significant legal ruling handed down on Friday regarding Proposition 30. While it may

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As I predicted, state revenue up — for now 5

Jan. 23, 2013 By John Seiler A week ago I wrote on CalWatchDog.com, “Two critical budget dates approaching.” I predicted that rich people’s quarterly tax payments briefly would goose tax collections for 2012 as they cashed in on investments to

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