California Voters Oppose Prop. 13 Changes, Tax Overhaul, Poll Finds

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez Leave a Comment

Taxpayer Godfather Howard Jarvis would be proud. According to a Field Poll released Wednesday, California registered voters oppose sweeping changes to the state tax system, Proposition 13 property tax provisions, and the 2/3 legislative requirement in Sacramento. Among the findings: 52% disapprove of eliminating Proposition 13 safeguards for commercial property and business owners; 69% disapprove of lowering the 2/3 legislative …

47% will pay zero federal income tax in 2009

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

47% will pay no federal income tax Paying federal income tax – ANY income tax, should become a status symbol in the U.S.  Our “progressive” tax system annually exempts more and more folks from this tax roll.  We are up to a 2009 figure of 47% paying no income tax, dramatically above this same year’s estimated figure of 38%. And …

Addressing San Diego’s City Budget Crisis

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez Leave a Comment

My thoughts on closing the City of San Diego’s massive budget deficit, which now threatens the future of our core public services, including police, fire protection, libraries, and parks. VV (Reposting from Voice of San Diego) The San Diego City Council faces a daunting task in closing the $179-$201 million budget gap before it. Proposed solutions to closing this gap …

Celebrate Richard Rider Day!

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 1 Comment

The San Diego City Council just unanimously approved Councilmember Carl DeMaio’s proclamation of October 6th as Richard Rider Day in our City. For decades, Richard has been a tireless advocate for taxpayers in our community, and has demonstrated the core principles and convictions we need in our elected officials. Richard, your activism has been an inspiration to me and countless …

DeMaio Applauds Passage of City Business Tax Reform Package

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz Leave a Comment

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio calls the decision “a big victory for small businesses and taxpayers”… City to Refund Fees and Commits to Take Up Additional Tax Reforms SAN DIEGO – City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today announced progress on his efforts to reform the city’s notorious small business and rental tax programs.  With two 7-0 votes and a 5-2 …