Response to City of San Diego’s arts budget

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 0 Comments

At the U-T’s request, I wrote an op-ed, making the case against taxpayer subsidies for the arts. It’s a response to the City of San Diego cutting its “arts budget” 31% — a decision I support. The column runs in Sunday’s print version of the paper, but it’s online now. For most, it’s available without a subscription: Why taxpayers should …

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 2 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 3 Comments

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 …