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LAT’s Steve Lopez finally figures out life in California

For years, I’ve written about the muddled thinking of liberal California pundits when it comes to government spending. I find it amazing how little comprehension there is that every dollar that is spent for unnecessary public employee compensation and every

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LAT’s Steve Lopez: Pension crisis real — not unions’ fault. Huh? 11

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The unsustainability of the public employee pension system in California has been obvious for at least six or seven years to anyone who understood two simple facts: the demographics of our aging government workforce

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Lopez: TaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTax 4

John Seiler: L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez continues his tax obsession with another attack on Proposition 13. His title is, “Speaking the unspeakable in California politics” — except that the “unspeakable” has been spoken continuously ever since voters passed Prop.

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Will Crashing Real Estate Kill Prop. 13? 0

JUNE 1, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI A demogogue is a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace. And a demographer is someone who studies the characteristics of human populations, such as

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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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Steve Lopez Misleads on Tax Hike 0

John Seiler: Today L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez makes it seem as if, as his headline puts it, “Saving the state would cost $260” each per year. Never mind that saving $100,000 pensions from cuts isn’t exactly “saving the state.”

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Dr. Lopez Misdiagnoses Unions 5

John Seiler: In his Sunday column, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez praises unions — but doesn’t distinguish between private and public unions. He writes: Neither of my parents went to college, but we always did just fine because my dad

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