The new “Jarvis” CA legislator report card is out. No improvement.

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters

The annual Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association [California State] Legislative Report Card report is out.  The ratings are based on tax votes, with an emphasis regarding attacks on Prop 13.As one would expect, since most of our legislators are Democrats, the majority of our legislators rate an “F” ranking on taxes.  The table of information can be sorted interactively in each …

Columnist thinks CA suffers from “generations of excessive frugality.” Seriously???

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters

California columnist Joe Mathews raises a great issue in a U-T op-ed — California’s growing problem of increasingly paying more for less. It’s a major issue, especially with government services. But then he fails miserably — not identifying the single biggest factor. In this case, he never addresses the principal reason why the cost of California government services are so …

CA Fire Foundation counts deceased retirees as “fallen firefighters” — shame!

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters

CAUTION:  The following commentary will trigger intense feelings of hatred (of me) among some firefighters.  My apologies in advance. Firefighting has always been an honorable profession.  It’s a job that, from time to time, definitely can be more dangerous than most occupations.  But the “problem” for the California Fire Foundation (CFF) and other boosters of firefighters is that — these …

If “anti-tax” groups supposedly want zero taxes, don’t tax increase groups want 100% taxes?

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters

In America, we have a double standard when it comes to tax issue groups. The press and the Left labels any group that opposes tax increases as “anti-tax.” Yet I’ve NEVER heard the left wing groups pushing higher taxes defined as “pro-tax.” Why is that? Okay, okay — the Left controls the MSM and academia — we all get that. …