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Mexican View of Government 6

John Seiler: We can learn about government from our Mexican friends just across the border. Millions of them now live here in California, as well as the rest of the USA. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that Mexico’s

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Tough Talk Can't Hide Tax/Spend Budget 0

JAN. 11, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In his Jan. 3 Inaugural Address, Gov. Jerry Brown promised us a respite from the “smoke and mirrors” budgets of recent years, especially those of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So the budget he unveiled Monday,

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They're Coming for Prop. 13

John Seiler: You know it would happen. They’re coming for Prop. 13, the 1978 tax-cut measure. Having overspent for decades, the California government of parasites has run up a $28 billion deficit. Jerry Brown’s new budget is expected to include

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No New Taxes! 0

John Seiler: Californians need to be firm: No new taxes! Because the tax wasters are cooking up tax increases right now, reports the Bee: Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will propose a ballot measure to extend temporary tax hikes set to expire next year….

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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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State Govt. Will Be Cut 20% 3

John Seiler: Steven Greenhut reports on last week’s budget deficit powwow of state budget bigshots, including Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and budget experts. Fortunately, Arnold wasn’t there, or his mere presence would have again doubled the budget deficit. At the

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Cal Robs America for Rail Loot 0

John Seiler: I hope that the rest of America is happy that even more of its tax money will be robbed to pay for California’s High-Speed-Train-To-Nowhere-Boondoggle. Reports McClatchy: WASHINGTON — California’s high-speed rail plan will receive up to $624 million

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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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Forecast: CA Economic Lull to Continue 0

DEC. 8, 2010 By JOHN SEILER When Gov. Jerry Brown takes office in less than a month and deals with the state’s $25 billion budget deficit, he will get no more help from the state’s economy than he has from

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California's New Depression 9

DEC. 3, 2010 By JOHN SEILER As California approaches a new year, with a new governor and other statewide officers, it’s worth reviewing what I call “California economic realities.” These are the factors which, at all levels, affect the state’s

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