Jerry Brown Opens Door on New Taxes

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 26 Comments

Sometimes I hate being right. Last year, I warned that Brown’s second term would include a tax increase. The GOP candidates didn’t try to get him to pledge again on taxes. He said as much in a press conference. They should of pounded him over and over to at least get another pledge even as their victory was in doubt. …

Affluent Californians Still Contemplating Relocating to Avoid Prop. 30 Tax Increases

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 6 Comments

One quarter of those surveyed considering moving out of state A quarter of the residents in California’s most affluent communities are considering relocating out of state in response to the increase in state income taxes, according to a report released today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR).  A scientific poll (n=401) conducted by Competitive Edge Research …

California tea party Conundrum

B-Daddy B-Daddy 0 Comments

As a tea partyer in deep blue California, it may seem that we have limited ability to influence elections. Gerrymandering keeps almost all House, Assembly and State Senate races non-competitive. However, ballot measures and local races still provide an opportunity to make our voices heard and to beat the entrenched labor/big-government establishment. Temple of Mut has provided a public service …

Unacceptable Tax Hikes in California

B-Daddy B-Daddy 4 Comments

A few days ago, I read Richard Rider’s detailed post about how truly awful the California tax burden is.  A quick refresher. California has the 3rd worst state income tax in the nation. 9.3% tax bracket starts at $46,766 for people filing as individuals. 10.3% tax starts at $1,000,000 http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/bp59_es.pdf (election likely later this year to again raise these rates) …

Rider on KUSI pans Brown’s tax increases

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 1 Comment

Friday (1/21/11) at o’dark thirty I did a lively 6 minute KUSI TV interview panning Governor Brown’s planned tax increases — well, the special election he wants to raise taxes later this year. I think the interview went well, do I’m putting it out for Internet viewing. I think you’ll like it. Or perhaps hate it. Depending on who “you” …