Category Archives: Taxes

Sending a message on taxes

By Joel Fox There’s somethin’ happening here; What it is ain’t exactly clear.There’s a man with a TAX over there,Telling me I got to beware.(With apologies to Buffalo Springfield)  There is something happening here in California on the bread-and-butter issue … Continue reading

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Is failure of the 2020 Prop. 13 sign of a new tax revolt?

By Jon Coupal | The good Proposition 13 — the one from 1978, not the $15 billion school bond currently on electoral life support — was the beginning of the modern tax revolt movement. That movement spread across the United … Continue reading

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Vote NO on Proposition 13, and NO on bond Measures J & K

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Fake taxpayer group misleads voters on Prop. 13 bond measure

By Jon Coupal | We’ve seen this before. Fearful that taxpayers might reject a proposed tax increase or bond, the proponents of the measure will trot out some endorsement of a fake organization with a pro-taxpayer sounding name. It is … Continue reading

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Prop. 13 school bond isn’t really for the kids

By Jon Coupal | In the arguments and advertising in support of Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot, the proponents are trying to convince the voters it is all “for the kids.” As with previous education ballot measures in … Continue reading

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Protecting California children from life

By Jon Coupal | Under current California law, public school children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades are given a physical fitness test that measures everything from aerobic capacity to flexibility and upper body strength. According to the California Department … Continue reading

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Beware of indoctrination in the split roll fight

By Jon Coupal | It’s no secret that public sector labor organizations hate Proposition 13 because it remains one of the few barriers to their unfettered access to our wallets and pocketbooks. Whether in the courts, legislature, initiative measures or … Continue reading

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Bonds are a risky way to deal with pension woes

By Jon Coupal | Recently, this column exposed the foolishness of two proposed statewide bond measures: A $15 billion school bond, which will be on the March 3 ballot, as well as a “climate resiliency” bond. Both are horribly flawed … Continue reading

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It’s just more of the same in California state budget proposal

By Jon Coupal | With all the breaking national news, many taxpayers have little bandwidth in their attention span to focus on the state budget. Moreover, the state budget process can be indecipherable even for political insiders. But taxpayers should … Continue reading

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Foolish California bonds put taxpayers at risk

By Jon Coupal | If you had just won the lottery, would that be a good time to go further into debt or would it be smarter to pay down the debt you already have? Most Californians would like very … Continue reading

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