Category Archives: Taxes

California taxpayers aren’t thankful for much, but there is hope in Republican tax reform

By Jon Coupal | In this season of Thanksgiving, please don’t blame battered taxpayers if they pause when asked for what are they grateful. Considering the punishment being dished out to working Californians and the middle class by the Legislature … Continue reading

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What the GOP tax bill will mean for Californians

Further analysis by Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, who was a guest yesterday on KFI Radio’s John and Ken Show:

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California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special

The topic Sunday on The Maddy Report was “California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special” with guests Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times; Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Dan Walters with CalMatters; and John Myers … 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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California’s on a tax binge, despite having one of the nation’s highest tax burdens

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | Last year, California voters approved a big boost in cigarette taxes, from 87 cents a pack to $2.87, and extended for 12 additional years the nation’s highest income-tax rates on the highest-income residents. This year, … Continue reading

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An update on the gas tax repeal and the Josh Newman recall

There was another update Friday on the John and Ken talk show on KFI Radio:  

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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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An update on the two ballot initiatives to repeal the gas tax

By Joel Fox | A Sacramento judge’s re-writing of the gas tax initiative title and summary will have implications on a title and summary for a second initiative on the same subject–and then the battle begins whether one or both … Continue reading

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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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Last week Josh Newman cast key votes for billions in new taxes and debt

Yesterday the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent the following email message to subscribers: It’s always bad when politicians hit us with new taxes and add to our ballooning debt with new spending we can’t afford. But it adds insult to … Continue reading

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