Category Archives: Taxes

Taxpayer-funded voodoo dolls

This year’s Wastebook proves once again just how wasteful government can be by identifying how $25 billion dollars was spent on outlandish projects. It’s no wonder a majority of the public thinks government wastes 51 cents of every dollar spent. … Continue reading

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It’s scary season again

By Jon Coupal | For many the real scare this time of years is not the monsters at our doors on Halloween but the property tax bill in the mail box. Fortunately, as a direct result of Proposition 13 which limits … Continue reading

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There are 166 local tax increase proposals on California ballots, and they are not for the kids

By Mike Shedlock | There are 166 tax increase proposals on the ballot in California. 118 of them are bond proposals. It matters little what the proposals are for. Forget about any claim that “it’s for the kids.” Politicians have … Continue reading

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More on the Fullerton HS district’s $175 million bond measure

By Jack Dean | The lone vote last night against putting the $175 million bond measure on the ballot was FJUHSD board member Barbara Kilponen, who said: “Citizens are bearing new taxes or increased taxes and costs on all sides … Continue reading

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Two top priority meetings tonight for Fullerton’s taxpayers

By Jack Dean | Taxpayers will need to put on their running shoes tonight if they want to protect their interests at both the city government and high school district levels, because hot topics appear on both of those meeting … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Freedom Day, California

Editorial, Orange County Register | Though the official tax day has come and gone, it is only now that Californians may celebrate Tax Freedom Day. As described by the Tax Foundation, which makes the calculations each year, “Tax Freedom Day … Continue reading

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Prop 13 Saved By Lawmakers’ Misconduct?

By Jon Coupal | Because of the conviction of one member of the state Senate, and the indictment of a second, Proposition 13 — and taxpayers who rely on its protections — may have slipped the noose being prepared for … Continue reading

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In With the ‘In’ Crowd

By Jon Coupal | It’s good to be in with the “in” crowd, especially when the “in” crowd is made up of Sacramento politicians capable of doling out millions of dollars in tax credits. Those currently in with the “in” … Continue reading

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Californians still believe in Proposition 13 taxpayer protections

By Jon Coupal | A statewide survey commissioned by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association shows Californians continue to support Proposition 13 and the two-thirds vote requirement to boost taxes on property owners.  By nearly two to one, voters agree that … Continue reading

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Has city charged $27 million in illegal water fees?

Orange County Register | Way back in 1968, when there were still lots of orange trees in Orange County, the city of Fullerton tacked a 2 percent charge onto folks’ water bills to cover the cost of providing that water. … Continue reading

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