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Gas tax increase with novocain

By Jon Coupal and Jim Patterson| Have you ever had a tooth extracted without Novocain or some other pain killer? When facing something painful, it’s always helpful to apply a numbing agent and, when administered by competent medical personnel, anesthesia … Continue reading

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HJTA backing gas tax appeal; voters to have final say

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today that it is backing a ballot measure that will repeal $5.2 billion in annual gas and car tax increases that take effect November 1st, and will require that future increases be approved by … Continue reading

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Legislative Report Card ignores the spin, exposes the truth

By Jon Coupal | In 2017, the California Legislature launched a sustained and withering assault on middle-class taxpayers. Its victories were numerous and significant: A $75 per document recording tax was approved, affecting up to 400 different transactions; a gas … Continue reading

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Trick or treat, your property tax bill is here

By Jon Coupal | Which is scarier showing up in your mailbox — Halloween movies from Netflix or your property tax bill? For homeowners, even “The Exorcist” can’t compare in terms of pure fright as the annual envelope from the … Continue reading

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Taxpayers shouldn’t tolerate gas tax extortion by transportation interests

By Jon Coupal | A coalition of government entities and special interests which thrive on transportation dollars recently sent a threat letter to Republican members of Congress because those members have the audacity to oppose the huge tax increase passed … Continue reading

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Take a scalpel to $345 million in California’s stem-cell research waste

By Jon Coupal and John Moorlach | Just as good scientists are drawn to conclusions by solid data, the decision whether to spend another $345 million by California’s state-run stem-cell research project should be based on an objective analysis as … Continue reading

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Will the Trump tax plan help California?

By Jon Coupal | As most people are now painfully aware, California’s progressive political majority has just hit middle-class taxpayers with billions of dollars in new taxes. As a direct result of these actions, the state will soon have the … Continue reading

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Observations on the impact of Trump’s tax plan on California taxpayers

Yesterday Jon Coupal discussed the Trump tax plan on the John and Ken Show on KFI:

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Will taxpayers trust the GOP again?

By Jon Coupal | The California GOP is rapidly approaching the edge of a black hole from which there is no escape. But rather than reverse course by appealing to the needs and aspirations of average Californians, the response by … Continue reading

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California Legislature abandons middle class

By Jon Coupal | Does anyone honestly think that the California Legislature’s complete abandonment of the middle class is unrelated to the state’s highest-in-the-nation poverty rate? This past week presented a stark contrast in the Golden State. First, the controller … Continue reading

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