Category Archives: Taxes

Attack on Prop. 13 coming in Assembly committee on Monday

According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Solano County) has introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 (ACA 4) — the first bill to be heard in 2015 that represents a direct assault on Proposition 13’s two-thirds vote protections. … Continue reading

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May 3rd is California’s real tax day

By Andy Koenig, The Orange County Register | California’s real tax day isn’t April 15th. It’s May 3rd. On that day, the state’s taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to … Continue reading

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We should get to decide how the government spends our taxes

This morning in the Washington Post, longtime friend and political ally David Boaz urges that we add one more page to the 1040 income tax form: 1040-D, for democracy. And on that page we let each taxpayer decide how much … Continue reading

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Unaffordable California – it doesn’t have to be this way

By Jack Dean | California has one of the nation’s worst tax climates and it’s getting worse, writes Richard Rider in the California Policy Center’s Prosperity Forum.  Rider’s analysis found California’s taxes to be in the nation’s top ten in … Continue reading

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Tax hikes loom for California’s 2016 general election ballot

By Jon Coupal | Although it may seem far in the distant future, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. Focusing on just those proposals … Continue reading

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The Prop. 30 tax hike should retire on schedule

By Jon Coupal | No matter how high taxes are increased, it’s never enough for public officials and bureaucrats who live off taxpayer funded paychecks.  According to these people, there is always one more dollar that is needed to make … Continue reading

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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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