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CA jobless down, but state faces competition

California took pride this week in the staggering news of Apple Inc.’s record quarterly earnings. And the state unemployment rate dropped in December to 7 percent, down from 7.2 percent in November — a vast improvement over the 12 percent of 2010 and 2012.

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San Jose fire union’s dire claims demolished by 10,000 LAFD job-seekers

The Rough & Tumble news aggregation website had an unusually helpful juxtaposition of two California news stories on Wednesday. R&T linked to a Mercury-News story detailing how San Jose had finally been given a court’s clearance to implement a pension

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Prop. 30: Why it hurts CA teams’ chances of signing LeBron James

NBA superduperstar LeBron James’ decision this week to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat has led to intense speculation over where the four-time regular-season MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP might end up. The current conventional wisdom

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High state income taxes once again haunt a California NBA team

In July, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers took a kick to stomach when free agent Dwight Howard, arguably the league's best center, signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Houston Rockets for $30 million less guaranteed money than

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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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Prop. 30 would boost even higher California’s top sales tax 12

Sept. 23, 2012 By John Seiler Not only does Proposition 30 increase income taxes; it also boosts California sales taxes, already the highest among states, to an even higher level. The following chart shows state sales taxes. And remember, a

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Gadfly radio on schemes, theft, lies and the Calif. government 1

Sept. 12, 2012 By John Seiler Our colleague Martha Montelongo’s great Gadfly Radio yesterday featured the theme “schemes, theft, lies and the California government” — which pretty much sums it up. Featured guests are Richard Rider, the San Diego tax

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Radio: Lusvardi Blasts Enviro Crazies 0

John Seiler: On June 15, our colleague Wayne Lusvardi appeared on AM 600 KOGO in San Diego. Click here for a podcast. The host is Chris Reed, an editorialist with the San Diego Union. Wayne discusses his recent article, “CA

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AB 32 is high-tech Jim Crow 6

John Seiler: AB 32 really is high-tech Jim Crow. The great libertarian activist Richard Rider of San Diego wrote on open Salon about how, if Prop. 23 is defeated, AB 32 would especially kill black and Latino jobs. But Der

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