Senator Jones Releases Next “Are You Kidding Me?” Video to Fight Text Tax

Senator Brian Jones Senator Brian Jones, Undesignated Leave a Comment

To protect Californians from future attempts to tax text messages, Senator Brian Jones released the latest video in his popular “Are You Kidding Me?” series which highlights Assemblymember Kevin Kiley’s AB 162 that Jones has co-authored. This bill would prohibit the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from collecting any revenue on communications classified as an information service by the Federal …

Don’t investigate mystery charge, investigate gas taxes instead (La Mesa Courier)

Senator Brian Jones Senator Brian Jones 1 Comment

This op-ed was originally published in La Mesa Courier:https://lamesacourier.com/dont-investigate-mystery-charge-investigate-gas-taxes-instead/ By Sen. Brian Jones I’ll keep this simple: Why are California’s gas prices almost a dollar more than almost anywhere else in the country? Because of all the laws, regulations and taxes that the Democratic majority have added onto the price of fuel. Recently, 19 Democrat legislators sent a letter to …

Measure SS – Conservatives should endorse

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 10 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… I’m speaking to my fellow Valley Center conservatives on Measure SS. Those touting the mantra “no more taxes” and yes, it has legitimacy. We’re tired of politicians campaigning on fewer taxes and then voting to increase them. However, Measure SS is a local issue. Let this conservative tell you something about serving on the …

Costly “Free” Healthcare

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron Leave a Comment

If you think health care is expensive now just wait until it’s free… Government run healthcare, known as “single payer healthcare for all”,  proposed for CA under SB 562 will cost $400 BILLION A YEAR!  That’s more than twice the entire state budget!  Costing around $22,000 for every employed person in California – that’s a massive new tax to pay …

What Powerball Can Teach Liberals About Profits

Steve Rider Steve Rider 4 Comments

Last week I sat through the billion dollar blockbuster hit, Jurassic World. While not a complete waste of my time (“he’s just being over-dramatic!”), the film had all the annoying attributes found in a big budget Hollywood movie. Most irritating was the not so subtle message that corporate profits were the root of evil. Watching a film that demonizes profits, …

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. …