Start Getting Used to It

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 10 Comments

Wa-a-a-y back when Election Day 2010 was a distant mirage, I predicted in the October 9, 2009 post titled “Moonbeam Shining Bright In Governor’s Race” that as crazy as his chances seemed, former Governor Jerry Brown would succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today, poll results released by the Public Policy Institute of California, show Jerry Brown leading challenger Meg Whitman by eight …

Beating a dead Golden Bear — California vs. Texas

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

California is the benchmark that every state west of the Mississippi loves to compare itself to. Probably every one of these states’ business development agencies has a chart with “California vs. us” criteria. Guess who wins every time? Here’s a detailed study that just came out comparing CA with TX. The research firm is headed by Arthur Laffer. The results? …

End Run, Touchdown!

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway Leave a Comment

The quarterback gives the play in the huddle. Just after the snap, the defenders push to the center and the quarterback gets plowed from the side. The reason: the line decided to go with another play. In case you’re wondering, the public is the quarterback in this end run on the tax cap increase for the Centre City Development Corp. …

Private library company in San Diego

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 15 Comments

With our San Diego city council slashing local library hours and services — cutting the library budget 24% — perhaps it’s time for our wise leaders to look at what Riverside County did over a decade ago. The county, with 34 branches, contracted out the operation of their libraries to a private firm (LSSI), and today the county supervisors are …

Don’t Let the Media Start a Civil War

Christine Rubin Christine Rubin 2 Comments

The media frenzy surrounding Arizona’s immigration law is nothing less than the press inciting a civil war. There is no shortage of hypothetical outcomes of the new law and these scenarios are repeated as if they are already “fact.” The new Arizona law does not take effect until the end of July, and no one has been stopped or questioned …

Taxpayers Association Issues Ballot Recommendations

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 3 Comments

One of the most important functions of groups like the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is educating the rest of us. Providing voters with ballot recommendations that satisfy its criteria for accountable, cost-effective and efficient government has got to top the list. SDCTA has just completed its review of the June 2010 Primary Election state and local ballot measures …