Economic Lessons for California from North AND South Dakota

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North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 3.5%. Ten counties in ND have less than 2% unemployment. They have an oil and gas extraction boom going on, though their low unemployment rate predates that growth in oil and gas jobs. Critics like to claim that ND is having a temporary boom that will shortly be followed …

Top five CA 2012 state tax increase props — egad!!

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Here’s a link to an excellent summary of the main CA 2012 state tax increase initiatives currently in play, backed by money, but far from ballot qualified. Tip of the hat to the “Fox and Hounds” website, run by x-HJTA Grand Poobah Joel Fox. The piece is written by Joe Mathews, a frequent opponent of mine on issues. But, like …

CA: 12% of nation’s people, 1.6% of new industrial

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 4 Comments

“From 2007 through 2010, according to a study by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, 10,763 industrial facilities were built or expanded across the country—but only 176 of those were in California.” So with roughly 12% of the nation’s population, we got 1.6% of the built or expanded industrial facilities. And that’s BEFORE AB 32 takes effect! From City Journal …

Not a CA budget “shortfall” — rather a revenue projection fantasy

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

One sad aspect of this year’s California school budget “trigger” fiasco was that, for fiscal realists, the “unexpected” budget shortfall was evident the day the CA state budget was passed. This “budget” made unusually bold (a.k.a. moronic) Pollyannaish assumptions about revenue. All economic indicators predicted lower figures, but the legislature was intent on passing a budget — ANY budget — …

Leftist cesspool California is model for Obama’s America

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Cross-posted from the Washington Times Communities Welcome to the People’s Republic of California. Famous for “California Gurls,” the Orange County and Beverly Hills Housewives, labor unions, and corrupt politicians, the Golden State welcomes you to chaos, superficiality, and exorbitant spending! Hate the Tea Party? Party it up in Maxine Waters’ hellish district! Hate wealthy people and believe in high taxes? …